I originally posted the following information and statement onto my Facebook wall…
The 9/11 Victims America Wants to Forget: The 200 Individuals Who Flung Themselves from the Twin Towers Who Have Been “Airbrushed from History’:
(Tom Leonard) Almost all of them jumped alone, although eyewitnesses talked of a couple who held hands as they fell.
One woman, in a final act of modesty, appeared to be holding down her skirt. Others tried to make parachutes out of curtains or tablecloths, only to have them wrenched from their grip by the force of their descent.
The fall was said to take about ten seconds. It would vary according to the body position and how long it took to reach terminal velocity — around 125mph in most cases, but if someone fell head down with their body straight, as if in a dive, it could be 200mph.
Through their deaths, these particular 9/11 victims inadvertently saved many other lives, as those employees in the floors of the Towers below them who witnessed their falls quickly decided to ignore official orders that they remain in their cubicles, and evacuated the building, instead.
However, their fatalities have remained a source of discomfort from day one. But, no matter the reason, they should not be erased from history.