Monday, September 11, 2006

Remembering Yin Ping (Steven) Wong

Today is the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. 2,996 innocent victims from across the world and of many religions lost their lives that day.

I am joining with other bloggers in marking this day by remembering not the terrorists but the people killed that day.

Yin Ping Wong, known to his friends as Steven, was born in 1967 and left his native Hong Kong for the United States when he was 12. He was the sixth of seven children in his family.

Coming to a new country and learning a new language was difficult. Time made things easier and Steven held onto his own culture - being a fan of Cantonese pop music helped.

Steven worked for Aon Corps whose offices were in World Trade Center 2.

My thoughts today are with Steven and his family.

If you are participating in this tribute, please leave a link in comments.


Carmen said...

Steven's family would be proud that you honored him. I'm honored that you participated through the info on my blog.

Ellee said...

This is a day that will never be forgotten by civilised societies. If only we could be sure that such atrocities will never happen again.

debambam said...

What a beautiful tribute to Steven. Thankyou.
Kelly, a fellow 2996er
I remember

Mel Chickk said...

Very nice tribute to Steven. Thank you for sharing.

I remember Sheila Hein.