This post honors Daniel R. Nolan as part of a project by bloggers to honor all the 9/11 victims on individual blogs.
Daniel Nolan, 44, died September 11, 2001, in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. He was born in Hartford, Conn., and graduated from the University of Hartford in 1983 with a BS Degree in Business Administration. He was Assistant Vice President - Computer Technology Services for Johnson & Higgins/Marsh McLennan. He is survived by his wife, Renee; two children, Jonathan Daniel and Kaitlyn Eileen; his parents, Robert and Eileen; a brother, Michael; three sisters, Kathy, Pamela, and Mary; and six nieces and nephews.
This is the opening of a story about how his family is doing today:
Wichita, Kan. -- One day a man left for work and never came home. Five years later, his daughter dreams of her father's eyelashes floating in water.
It is one story from 9/11, a cataclysm in American history that changed this nation in ways we may not fully grasp for decades.
While the girl's recurring dream does not reside in our collective memory of that September morning -- plunging airliners, collapsing skyscrapers, the deaths of 3,016 people, a still-unfolding clash of armies and cultures -- it speaks to the day's wrenching power and continued tug.
The girl's name is Katie. Her father was Daniel Nolan, a computer executive whose office on the 97th floor of the World Trade Center's north tower was ground zero of Ground Zero.
Read the rest of this story.
Links to Daniel Nolan pages:
- Legacy.com tribute page
- Newsday did this article about Daniel.
- People who knew Dan or had some connection have left comments here.
- United in Memory's quilt gallery.
Please check this site for links to other blogger tributes to victims of 9/11. There are some very special tributes here from bloggers who knew the victims.