A widow recalls her husband’s call from the Twin Towers on 9/11.

A widow recalls her husband’s call from the Twin Towers on 9/11.

Beverly Eckert remembers the last conversation she had her with her husband, Sean, who died in the 9/11 attacks.

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Sean Rooney worked in the south tower of the World Trade Center. He was killed in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. After the planes hit, Sean called his wife, Beverly Eckert.

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20 Responses

  1. Ciara Christian-Berg says:

    is anyone else crying there eyes out

  2. addicted92 says:

    May they rest in peace :'(

  3. Gina Daelrym says:

    This is so heartbreaking.

  4. Aliya Rae says:

    They are together again

  5. Conrad Bainbridge says:

    One dislike

  6. BrainBox says:

    This is the biggest lie since 9/11

  7. Keep It Kosher says:

    I really dont know the truth behind what happened that day there was so
    many inconsistencies but either way it’s happened and we cannot go back.
    All we can do is celebrate the lives of those who were lost and never to
    forget. RIP to the 2996 people who died on 9/11 but also RIP to the 1.5m+
    innocents who were killed in Iraq for something they didn’t do.

  8. Olivia Knight says:

    Everyone is crying over this, and reasonably so, as 9/11 was a terrible
    terrible event. Yet today, around 20,000 people across the world die of
    hunger or malnutrition but no one here seems to give a shit

  9. Riham Clifford says:

    Rip to the 2000 who died in 9/11 and rip to the 2,000,000 who died in Iraq
    and Afghanistan for simply being muslim and of their race

  10. First name Last name says:

    “Beverly Eckert (May 29, 1951 – February 12, 2009) was an activist and
    advocate for the creation of the 9/11 Commission. She was one of the
    members of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission.
    Eckert’s husband, Sean Rooney, died at age 50 in the attacks of September
    11, 2001. She pushed for a commission to investigate 9/11 and to establish
    a memorial.

    Eckert died at age 57 on February 12, 2009, in the crash of Colgan Air
    Flight 3407 in Clarence Center, New York. She had met with President Barack
    Obama just a few days before her death in her role as an advocate for those
    affected by 9/11.”

  11. GnarlyBroMr says:

    Blame it on the government, it was clearly an inside job

  12. Gshhx Ydhd says:

    I’m pretty sure the 2,000,000 million people that died consequently could
    tell more heartbreaking stories.

  13. Love Animals-6 says:

    I wonder how many phone calls the approximately 1 million civilians who
    died in Iraq unnecessarily since, sent. Any statistics on that? Would like
    the media to cover the phone calls of millions of displaced civilians
    living in camps as refugees for no reason.

  14. Fraza Islam says:

    explosions in America = continuous remembrance
    explosions daily in other countries = no one cares. Why is that

  15. Nathan Rothschild says:

    Bush did 9/11

  16. Kasar Shazad says:

    I’m Muslim and I feel so sad for her :-(((

  17. BreakingSloth says:

    There can’t, there just can’t be an interventionist god.

  18. PancakeYT says:

    Makes me feel bad for my 9/11 jokes.

  19. josemanuel goldenwhite says:

    why the fuck is she speaking so close to the mic I can hear her fucking
    tongue moving and shit

  20. Moutassim A. says:

    Happy 9/11 Muricans ??