August 5, 2002

A HERO RESTS :

Sept. 11 Hero Buried in Israel (AP, 8/05/02)
A computer programmer hailed as a hero for remaining with his quadriplegic friend rather than flee the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center was laid to rest in Israel on Monday.

In an act of final closure, the family of Abraham Zelmanowitz, 55, buried his remains next to his parents at the cemetery overlooking Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives, a revered resting place for many religious Jews. [...]

Zelmanowitz, whose remains were identified late last week, was hailed as a hero and praised by President Bush for his act of compassion.

Zelmanowitz, who worked on the 27th floor of the trade center's north tower, refused to leave behind his co-worker of many years, Ed Beyea, who couldn't descend the stairs in his wheelchair. Both died when the tower collapsed.


Of all the stories to emerge from the rubble that day, this was surely one of the most moving. G-d Bless You, Abraham Zelmanowitz. Posted by Orrin Judd at August 5, 2002 10:00 PM
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