Monday 11 September 2006

Alexander Filipov

I never knew Alex Filipov but ask readers to remember him today - five years since he was killed in New York on board American Airlines Flight 11.

You can read more about Alex here:

Alexander M. Filipov, an electrical engineer and church deacon, died in the crash of American Airlines Flight 11 in New York City on Sept. 11. He was 70.

A longtime resident of Concord who semi-retired in 1999, Mr. Filipov continued to work in the field of electronics as a consultant. He was traveling to California on a business trip at the time of his death.

A member of Trinitarian Congregational Church, Mr. Filipov was a deacon and a former moderator and served on numerous church committees. But family, friends, and co-workers said it was his personal touch that they will remember most.

People who knew Alex have written about him on this site and there's a lot more here in his local paper. Although we never met, I'm sure that Alex would have been a fine friend.

This tribute to Alex is coming from a Scottish blogger who was born ten miles from Lockerbie.

We do not forget.

All 9-11 victims are being commemorated by an individual blogger today:

2,996 is a tribute to the victims of 9/11.

On September 11, 2006, 2,996 volunteer bloggers will join together for a tribute to the victims of 9/11. Each person will pay tribute to a single victim.

We will honor them by remembering their lives, and not by remembering their murderers.

(A memorial service for New York firefighters and police officers who died on 9-11 was held in Glasgow on Sunday.)

1 comment:

David Farrer said...

Comment made on previous template:

What a lovely tribute! Thank you for honouring a fellow Canadian. I honoured three men from the Toronto area (I live in Toronto). 
Mine's up.

13 September 2006, 00:23:45 GMT+01:00