Wednesday, September 11, 2019

From 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.