by Jenna Ranger
To those who are still looking for answers in what’s left of the rubble of the Twin Towers, 9/11 is a still unfolding tragedy. Many survivors struggle with PTSD, left to try and let go of the anger and frustration of having so many unanswered questions.
Forty-one percent of the victims of 9/11 have not been identified, leaving the families of 1,113 of the 2,753 victims who died with no biological confirmation of the death of their loved ones, according to New York Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Some questions still being asked:
- What role Saudi Arabia played in the terror attacks and 28 classified pages of a federal document that some lawmakers say include the smoking gun;
- The inclusion of more coverage of cancers in insurance for first responders;
- What many would call “very poor” treatment of remains.
A group led by Diane Horning asked that the remains receive a proper burial, rather than be part of the “tourist attraction,” but were denied by Mayor Bloomberg.
It is believed that some of the victims’ remains were taken by the city to the now-closed Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island, while other unidentified remains have been taken to a private area within the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, where loved ones may remember the dead from a private reflection room closed to the public.
While most of us remember 9/11 as a horrific attack on the United States of America in 2001, some of the families of victims and first responders still struggle to live with the tragedy every day. Do they at least deserve some answers as to what happened on that day, and why? Don’t we all?