Unwitting victims of the war

Today we remember the men and women who gave their lives in American wars. Though the men and women who were killed by terrorists on Sept. 11 never signed up to fight a war, they were the first victims in this new war nonetheless.

A stirring series of documents reported by the New York Times as “Fighting to live as the towers died” tells the stories of the almost 2,000 people trapped on the top 19 floors of the north tower and the top 33 of the south tower.

I’ve only read part of the story, but it is an amazing document of the many ways those poor souls dealt with their last moments on earth, as told through e-mails, telephone calls, etc.