We at Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of David Ray Griffin on November 25, 2022, one week ago today.
David was without question one of the very finest and most enlightening scholars regarding the events of September 11, 2001. In the minds of many, he is the godfather of the 9/11 Truth Movement. It is impossible to imagine where we would be today without his numerous contributions.
Since no one person or organization is capable of putting into words all that David did for the cause of 9/11 Truth, we are inviting everyone to email us with their reflections on what David meant to the movement and how they feel about his passing. Perhaps you’ll wish to share a personal story of your experience with him.
In the meantime, we invite you to read Elizabeth Woodworth’s article summarizing David’s extraordinary body of research — both his work on 9/11 and his theological studies. Elizabeth was David’s closest colleague in the 9/11 Truth Movement, and we owe her an immense debt of gratitude for all of the work she did in collaboration with David.
Explosive Testimony: The 911 Oral Histories with author and theologian, Dr. David Ray Griffin.
As the result of a lawsuit brought by the New York Times and several families of 911 victims, the New York Court of Appeals ordered the city to release hundreds of oral histories of 911 witnesses. These witness testimonies were originally gathered shortly after September 11th on the order of Thomas Von Essen, the City Fire Commissioner, who said he wanted to preserve these accounts before they became reshaped by a collective memory. In these oral histories, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Workers recount their experiences of that day, including riveting descriptions of explosions seen, felt and heard in the WTC towers on 911. Descriptions are consistent with pre-positioned explosives and controlled demolition, not with progressive collapse due to melted steel and "pancaking" floors. Aired: March 29, 2006