Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Others Of 9/11





The carnage of the bombing thirteen years ago is usually listed as a domestic honor roll yet the hurt inflicted was far more widespread than that. And I don't think this list is complete or comprehensive, as everything about that day seems fuzzy and incomplete; even who died and where they were from can be counted different ways it seems. In the world's oldest republic the citizens of San Marino today mourn Stefano Giorgetti, his country not represented here at all.
Excluding the 19 perpetrators, 373 foreign nationals representing more than 12% of the total number of deaths in the attacks, the majority being British, Dominican, Indian, and South Korean. Without accounting for some cases of dual citizenship, here is a list of their nationalities:
Foreign casualties of the September 11 attacks
CountryDeaths
Argentina4
Australia11
Bangladesh6
Belarus1
Belgium1
Bermuda2
Brazil3
Canada24

Chile1
China2
Colombia18
D.R. Congo2
Dominican Republic47
Ecuador13
El Salvador2
Ethiopia3
F.R. Yugoslavia2
France4
Germany11
Ghana2
Guyana3
Haiti2
Hong Kong2
Honduras1
India41
Indonesia1
Ireland6
Israel5
Italy10
Ivory Coast1
Jamaica16
Japan24
Jordan2
Kenya1
Lebanon4
Lithuania1
Malaysia3
Mexico15
Moldova1
Netherlands1
New Zealand2
Nigeria1
Pakistan8
Paraguay2
Peru5
Philippines16
Poland6
Portugal5
Romania4
Russia1
South Africa2
South Korea28
Spain1
Sweden2
Switzerland2
Taiwan1
Trinidad and Tobago14
Ukraine1
United Kingdom67
Uzbekistan1
Venezuela1

And as far away as Key West may appear it's  not as though it has fallen off the face of the Earth as the Fire Department here has it's own piece of the Twin Towers.
It's right in front of the main fire station on North Roosevelt Boulevard. Lest we forget.


1 comment:

Garythetourist said...

Very nice. Thank you for posting this.