I first honored George in 2009. I decided this year to give Scott and George their own posts.
I found this post with a message from George’s step-father [UPDATE 9-24-2012: See comment from Cory below and this message has now disappeared from the Legacy site.], and a heart-breaking sentence,
We get to see George at a grave site in Staten Island, since a piece had been recovered and matched with DNA.
It appears that George was a funny guy cracking jokes and making people laugh. You can read tributes to him here.
He was also a poet. He had given his mother a bound copy of his poems and when they cleaned out his apartment after his death, they found poems everywhere.
It was Mr. Llanes devotion to his dog, that led to his death. The dog,
a pug named Mae Mae, persuaded him to rejigger his work schedule. He switched to a schedule of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. from an ordinary one of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., despite a lifelong aversion to getting up early.
Had he been on his normal schedule, George would have not yet been at work on that fateful morning.
- 10 years, 21,000 bone fragments, no 9/11 closure (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Links to more tributes (Project 2996) (project2996.wordpress.com)
- 9/11 Round-Up (melissablogs.com)