Tuesday, September 11, 2012

RIP Patrice Braut

Today is the 11th anniversary of 9/11. This blog's focus is the "Flemish Contribution to the Discovery and Settlement of America". The implicit message being of course that that contribution is ongoing. Flemings of the late 20th and early 21st century who leave Flanders and put their shoulder to the effort are a critical part of what makes this country great. 

Patrice Braut was one of these Flemings. Patrice was 31 years old when he was killed in the 9/11 attacks. He worked on the 97th floor of the North Tower for a firm called Marsh & Maclennan.  A native of Anderlecht, Patrice left behind friends, a fiance, and a reputation for dogged tenaciousness. He deserves to be remembered.

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