SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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Missing person poster.
Jeffrey Wiener's family members distributed this poster in their search.

Transcript:
Looking for: Jeffrey Wiener
World Trade Center, #1, 96th, Floor Marsh Risk
Technologies
5'11", Brown eyes & hair, 180 lbs.

Contact: [information more...


Location: World Trade Center
Source: Gift of Robin Wiener


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Missing person material
Description: This collection of material documents one family’s search for a missing relative.

Context: The attack on the World Trade Center touched not only the occupants of the buildings but their friends and relatives as well. Jeff Wiener worked for Marsh Risk Technologies and had an office on the 96th floor of the north tower—the point of impact for the first hijacked jet.

At the moment of the attack Jeff's parents were driving north on the New Jersey Turnpike from where they could see the towers. They immediately called their daughter, Robin. She drove from Washington, D.C., to New York to join the family in the search for her brother. The morning of the 12th, Robin, Jeff's wife, parents, and other family members began distributing missing person posters, visiting hospitals, contacting police, and checking with relief organizations. Sadly, they never found Jeff alive.

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Jeffrey and Heidi Wiener
Less than a month before the attack, Jeffrey Wiener and his wife Heidi were photographed standing on the rooftop of their Manhattan apartment house.
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List of hospitals contacted
Hoping that Jeff Wiener was injured and perhaps unconscious, the Wiener family contacted all the area hospitals keeping meticulous notes as they called.
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Locator map
Officials from the City of New York attempted to provide the victims’ families with as much information as possible. This grid map of the World Trade Center siterecords the location where the remains of Jeffrey Wiener were found.
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Diagram of Marsh & McLennan Family Resource Center
Like many other tenants of the Twin Towers, Marsh & McLennan Companies (the parent company to Marsh Risk Technologies) set up facilities in an area hotel to offer counseling and other services to victims’ families.
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"M," The Marsh & McLennan Companies magazine for employees and retirees.
This special issue of "M" describes the September 28, 2001 memorial service for the 295 Marsh employees killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Thousands of employees and family members filled St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Many more watched [...]
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Marsh & McLennan commemorative pin
According to the Marsh & McLennan Companies magazine Insights, this "...special pin was created to honor those lost in the September 11 attacks, and to stand as a symbol of unity, freedom, and respect for one another and our country. The phrase [...]

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