Hard to imagine that my 'baby sister' should be turning 65 today. Yes, today would have been my younger sister Ann Campana Judge's 65th birthday had not five Saudi Arabians - not Iraqis, not Iranians, not Afghans - murdered her on 11 September 2001.
She and colleague Joe Ferguson were on American Airlines Flight 77 escorting three middle-school students and their teachers to Los Angeles for a field trip sponsored by their employer, the National Geographic Society. They were to meet up with a number of other students and teachers to visit the Channel Islands.
It's not hard for me to imagine what she might have looked like today: not much different than she did in the above photo (she's on the left; my older sister Ellen is on the right). She was one of those people who would never look her age. The photo was taken in Spring 2000.
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I miss you, Annie! We all do.
"Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once." -- William Shakespeare (from Julius Caesar)