WATCH: 19 Years Ago, The World Changed, Over 3,000 People Died, Including a Man of Maltese Descent


Everyone, around the world, remembers where they were on this day, 19 years ago, as a massive coordinated terrorist attack hit the World Trade Center in New York City, and the Pentagon, after four commercial planes were hijacked. A fourth aircraft presumably never made it to its intended destination, as it crashed into a field near Camp David.



NEVER FORGET: This emotional video of the September 11th attacks including actual audio/video recordings reminds us of what we all experienced as a country. Do you remember where you were on 9/11?

Publiée par CBS 12 News sur Lundi 9 septembre 2019


Nearly 3,000 people died on September 11, 2001 – people who worked at the Twin Towers, passengers who were probably flying to meet their loved ones, as well as firefighters and police officers who had no clue what the day was going to bring as they started their morning shift.



Among the victims of this attack, we’d like to especially remember one of our own, as 26-year-old Brian Cachia, the only confirmed Maltese descendant who died in the attack, was called into work an hour earlier than usual because the company he worked for had technical difficulties in its computer system.

Sadly, it was at 8:46am, 14 minutes before he was meant to originally be at the office, that one of the planes hit the North Tower where he was in. Brian worked as a technical support specialist for Cantor Fitzgerald.



Another victim, Steven Genevose, who worked for the same company as Mr Cachia, may have been of Maltese descent although this was never established.


Former President H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca,
Pointing at Mr Cachia’s Photo at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York City


Mr Cachia died a week after he had gotten engaged, and he had only been in his WTC job for a month. Our thoughts are with his family and friends for whom this day definitely brings with it the ugliest memories!


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