...Salvatore A. Fiumefreddo
Today is the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC and America. It has been eight years since that insane day. I still recall everything about that day but have thankfully stopped having frequent nightmares about it. I imagine that the people who personally lost someone close to them, or those who were directly involved in the ordeal, still have nightmares. I can't imagine what today means to Joan, the wife of Salvatore A. Fiumefreddo. She was looking forward to celebrating her first anniversary with her husband when he was killed in the North Tower on the 105th floor. Instead she spent her wedding anniversary celebrating the life of her husband at his memorial service. Salvatore was a telephone technician for IPC Kleinknect Electric Co. and had been assigned to a one day job at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He was a member of the Electrical Workers Local 3 and was only 47 years old. He left behind a son and a stepdaughter, along with his wife. He resided in Manalapan, New Jersey. From the information I could find about him online he sounded like a wonderful husband, son, brother, father, and friend. I hope that his family has found some comfort as the years pass, although I imagine every anniversary is challenging.
I am writing this tribute to Salvatore Fiumefreddo as a participant in Project 2,996. It was a concept to remember the victims of 9/11/01, not just the events that occurred. I participated three years agoas well and don't know why I didn't do it again. I think it is so important to remember the people who innocently lost their lives that day.