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Remembering Dominique Pandolfo

Posted by on Sep 10, 2009 in 9/11, Remembering, Victim, WTC | 0 comments

As part of a dedicated project to remember each of the victims of 9/11/2001, I was selected to remember Dominique Pandolfo.  In my research into Dominique’s life, it was clear that she was a wonderful and talented person who died much too young at age 27.  

Dominique was born on March 18, 1974, the only child of George and Barbara Pandolfo, in NYC. Her family moved to Paramus, NJ where she was raised and attended Paramus High School and then went on to Rutgers College and received her degree in 1996.

After college Dominique began teaching, but decided that the business world was more suited for her; especially in the computer field where she could still be in a teaching atmosphere. On Monday, September 10, 2001, she started her first class toward her MBA at NYU Stern School of Business. She previously worked at Price Waterhouse Coopers and eventually found her niche at Marsh & McLennan as a regional training coordinator for new employees. 

The WTC was not her home office, but she was called there for a meeting on the 99th floor on September 11, 2001.  There were many people in Dominique’s life whose lives were forever shattered by those who do not believe in American Values or the American Dream.  Dominique was living the American Dream, and should be an inspiration to all of us.  Her unfortunate death should remind all of us about the fragile nature of life, the promise of America, and the necessity to defend both.

Truly no person is an island, and we were all diminished by the loss of Dominique Pandolfo, and each of those lost on September 11, 2001.  Let’s keep their memories alive by continuing to fight those who aim to take away all that was precious to Dominique, her family and America.  

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