The note is just five words and two numbers. Randy Scott scrawled them on a piece of paper on Sept. 11, 2001, while at work in the World Trade Center.
12 people trapped"
The note that floated from the 84th floor of Two World Trade Center to chaotic streets below and was handed to a guard at the Federal Reserve Bank shortly before the towers collapsed. The FRB preserved it and eventually turned it over to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. News of the note finally reached Scott?s family last year. It was identified through DNA analysis from a bloody fingerprint, but his family says they would have recognized the writing.
Until now, Scott?s family had assumed that he had died immediately on impact. Now, they know differently and are having to deal with new, raw emotions over a decade later. If this note had been written by your loved one, would you want to know about it? Or would you prefer to continue believing that they died quickly?