2996: Brooke Alexandra Jackman


This is Brooke Alexandra Jackman. She was born August 28, 1978. She was murdered by Islamic extremists September 11, 2001, while at work at Cantor Fitzgerald where she worked as an assistant trader. She was 23.

After reading so many touching stories and tributes about Brooke, I feel I almost know her. Her smile is infective. It seems so natural, rather then forced, as so many picture smiles are.

But, why listen to me. Listen to her father, Robert Jackman:

 Brooke, the Brookster, the baby, so beautiful, so bright, so wonderful. She always made notes of her daily projects; she hated to forget anything. She had to be perfect-to do everything to perfection. She was the best and she always tried to see the best in everyone, always respected the other person's right to be different. Brooke loved books reading all the time. I would bring her to work when she was a little girl and she would read her books all day in the office until she fell asleep on the couch. Brooke was the baby, the youngest of three, like me. I would tell her that's what made her so strong, so independent, so focused because she always had to stick up for herself with her older brother and sister.

It seems that everyone who knew Brooke felt the same way. Apparently, she was a huge reader, with her nose always in a book, stopping by Borders everyday on her way to work. A kindred soul, since I typically have several books I am reading at one time. Makes me feel a little closer to this wonderful women I never knew, and now, will never meet.

Brooke was a giver, volunteering her time to work at soup kitchen's, a school or the disabled, and a thrift shop that benefited cancer patients. She even won an award in 1996 from the Nassau County Executive for "scholarship and service."

She worked on the 104th floor of Tower 1.

You can access the Brooke Jackman Foundation here.

God Bless you, Brooke, and may He always keep you in His arms.

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18 Responses to “2996: Brooke Alexandra Jackman”

  1. Valerie says:

    Thank you, one more is real to me now.

  2. linda says:

    So many great people lost, it breaks your heart!

  3. beth says:

    Beautiful tribute, William. You make her a real person and not just a statistic.

  4. Thank you, all. There was so much info out there, and I just kept reading and reading. It made her a person to me, rather than just a name.

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  6. keda says:

    thank you for this lovely tribute to a wonderful young woman.

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  9. Kim says:

    I’ve read so many memorials and hurt so badly with each one, including mine.

    But I’ve cried twice. Once for Ben and Noah’s tribute and now, for yours.

    And now I can’t stop. I’m afraid to turn on the television, but what I’ve read on the blogosphere has been more powerful than anything I could be watching.

    Thank you.

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  12. Janette says:

    Lovely tribute Teach, very nice. I also enjoyed the tribute on YouTube, some kind soul (probably BSC Beth posted the link in the Cotillion group). Wonderful work.

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