Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Richard Keane

A few weeks ago I wanted to take a photo of an old Colonial-era house across the street from a cemetery in Wethersfield.  The flags framed the house nicely.

After I took the shot, I looked down and discovered that I had been standing at the grave of Richard Keane, a Wethersfield insurance executive who was in the World Trade Center when two airplanes crashed into them on September 11, 2001. 

All reports indicate that Richard Keane was a very good man brought too soon to an end that he didn't deserve. Here is a link to a story about him.  (There is also a larger memorial, but I thought the modest stone in the ground better suited what I have read about Mr. Keane.)



This post is linked to Taphophile Tragics.

17 comments:

Malyss said...

Already 11 years..A day that we'll never forget, no matter where we are on the world.

hamilton said...

A nice personal tribute.

Julie said...

I like the concept of this simple memorial to the man.

Lowell said...

What a wonderful post for 9/11. How well did you know this Mr Keane? I really like your new header, too!

Lois said...

This is a very nice post for today and a good way to remember Mr. Keane.

Sharon said...

Beautiful tribute!

Nicola Carpenter said...

Goodenss what an unfortunate twist of fate to be attending a meeting at the World Trade Centre on tnhat day. God rest.

Beneath Thy Feet

Sylvia K said...

A wonderful tribute to a fine man, Jack. Another sad story from 9/11! I guess there is no end to those sad stories for so many. A day we must never forget.

Paul in Powell River said...

Fitting post, well done.

RedPat said...

Nice post for the day, Jack!

Randy said...

Nice.

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, thank you for this fine post on 9/11. None of us will ever forget that day.

Ed said...

Very nice find, Jack, and appropriate for today.

VioletSky said...

I like this simple marker - he died as part of a horrible tragedy, yet still was a simple man, not a hero.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's important not forget...You did a beautiful homage here!
Hugs
Léia

VP said...

A perfect post for the occasion!

Kate said...

Have been behind in reading and commenting. We have one of those headstone in our military cemetery for Tom Burnett who grew up in Bloomington, MN. and died in Shanksville. I ran across his gravestone quite accidentally one day a few years ago and posted it on my blog, too. Gives one pause. I googled the person you identified and memorialized. Quite a guy...what a travesty!!