In Memory of William G. Biggart

William G. Biggart was 54 years old and from New York, NY. Bill was an American photojournalist.

On September 11, 2001, Bill walked the two miles from his home in Manhattan to reach the World Trade Center as soon as he learned of the first plane hitting the North Tower.

Bill was soon shooting straight up at the burning buildings. He was not far from the first tower when it fell. After being overtaken by the dust cloud, he photographed the devastation all around him. Wendy, his wife, reached Bill on his cell phone shortly after the first tower fell. He told her not to worry, he would meet her in 20 minutes at his studio. "I’m safe," he assured her, "I'm with the firemen." It was the last time they ever spoke. About 20 minutes later, the second tower collapsed.

Four days after his death, Bill's remains were discovered along with a bag containing his cameras and the CompactFlash card from which the famous photos were recovered.

Bill's wife, said, "Bill's photos display his independent spirit and his exuberant passion for life and photography. He was a person who loved his work and was working at what he loved right up to the end."

The North Tower burning. (Bill Biggart)

Bill Biggart's last photograph, of the fallen South Tower, taken shortly before the North Tower collapsed.

In Memory of Sharon Ann Carver

Sharon Ann Carver was 38 years old and from Waldorf, Maryland. (Born: Columbia, South Carolina).

Things were looking up for Sharon when she showed up for work at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. A 16-year federal employee, Sharon had spent the last decade working as an accountant for the U.S. Army and had recently received a master's degree in business administration from Strayer University.

Sharon was only days back from an annual family vacation at Disney World when she had her life and all of its potential cut short. Terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the west side of the Pentagon, killing 125 people inside and all 64 people aboard the Boeing 757 jet.

 Sharon was very industrious and took great pride in doing her job well. She loved her country and was very patriotic. "She went to Florida and had fun with the whole family," her nephew, Sean Carver, said.