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Monday, September 11, 2006

Nancy Diaz

All across the blogosphere today one will find profiles of Americans who died on 11 September 2001. Many of these profiles are part of the 2996 Project. This is one of them.

Nancy Diaz was 28 years old. She lived in New York City, and died at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Nancy was a kitchen assistant at the Windows on the World restaurant:

Windows of the World was destroyed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. At the time of the attack on the World Trade Center, the restaurant was hosting regular breakfast patrons and the Waters Financial Technology Congress. Of those present in the restaurant at the time that American Airlines Flight 11 impacted the North Tower, all eventually perished as a result of the attack. This included 73 restaurant staff, 16 Waters employees, and 71 conference guests.

It is believed that the image of the The Falling Man was an employee at Windows On The World named Jonathan Briley.Windows on the World @ Wikipedia
From the New York Times:

Preparing for Caribbean Trip

Nancy Diaz loved to shop, but in her last days she was shopping with a purpose: Her daughter's birthday was coming up, and she was planning a trip to the Dominican Republic, where the girl lived with a greatgrandmother.

Planning to fly to the Caribbean on Sept. 14, she started her workday three and a half hours early, at 7 a.m., the previous Tuesday so she could use the free afternoon to prepare for her trip, said her brother, Leonel Diaz. A kitchen assistant, she was tending to the breakfast buffet on the 107th floor of the north tower when the first plane hit, he said.

Ms. Diaz, 28, who lived with her sister in the Bronx and had moved to the United States from the Dominican Republic less than three years ago, liked her American life, particularly her job, her brother said. She had a boyfriend at work (he was off on Sept. 11), and she had just heard from her boss that she had promotion potential. "They said 'You can be a manager. You're such a hard worker,' " Mr. Diaz said. Now Ms. Diaz's daughter is preparing to come to New York visit her family.

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 1, 2001.

Remember: September 11, 2001 - Legacy.com
This has been a sobering project for me, for aside from that NYT tribute, there is no other information about Nancy Diaz out there.

If you've a mind, post at one (or more, or all) of the following sites.

Remember her.

9-11 Victim Memorial: Nancy Diaz

9-11 Memorial - Nancy Diaz

Guest Book - Nancy Diaz

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