She was the 9/11 survivor known as the ‘Dust Lady,’ but her name was Marcy Borders. She died last year from cancer most likely as a result of being exposed to a number of known carcinogens from the debris and dust that covered her body. She was only 42.
I have previously written about 9/11 Search and Rescue dogs in their twilight years. Sadly, the last surviving dog was euthanised in June this year, at the age of 16. Her name was Bretagne. She entered the veterinary hospital for her journey to the Rainbow Bridge led by her owner and handler Denise Corliss, and flanked by a row of firefighters standing to attention.
I have recently read the timeline of the day of 9/11 on History Commons. My what a long read (it literally goes minute by minute), but extremely interesting. It is probably the most detailed account of the day you will ever find and it is full of links to the relevant source material.
If you find reading the entire day a bit much, you can click on particular events that interest you in the right sidebar.
September 11th 2001 changed our world, in a way that does not happen very often. The aftershocks are still reverberating around the world today. My thoughts go out to everyone who was directly and indirectly affected by it.