Tag Archives: Portraits of Grief

Remembering Tommy Ashton, Murdered on 9/11

Nineteen years ago today, my cousin Tommy Ashton was struck down in his prime by the Al Qaeda terrorists who engineered the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. From the New York Times great Portraits of Grief memorial: Colleen … Continue reading

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The 13th – and Final – Tommy Ashton Basketball Tournament

My cousin Tommy Ashton was murdered in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. From the landmark New York Times Portraits of Grief: Saddest day ever. Since then, Tommy’s sisters Colleen and Mary have shepherded the Thomas Ashton Foundation, which has an … Continue reading

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Remembering Tommy Ashton, Murdered On 9/11

Twelve years ago today, my cousin Tommy Ashton was struck down in his prime by the Al Qaeda terrorists who engineered the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. From the New York Times great Portraits of Grief memorial: In … Continue reading

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Remembering Tommy Ashton

Eleven years ago today my cousin Tommy Ashton was murdered in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Here’s where he lives on in the 9/11 Memorial Guide. But here’s where Tommy really lives on: In the tireless efforts … Continue reading

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Finding Tommy Ashton At the 9/11 Memorial

From Thursday’s New York Times: Constructing a Story, With 2,982 Names How do you find a name? How do you find one name out of 2,982? How can you spot two or three incised words around twin pools that — … Continue reading

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Faces Of The Fallen

The New York Times can really memorialize the dead in the war of/on terrorism. See Portraits of Grief for the former. See Wednesday’s Faces of the Fallen for the latter – portraits of 498 Afghanistan war casualties since late July … Continue reading

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