Project 2,996- Remembering Brandon Buchanan

2010 September 11
by JustMary

Brandon J. Buchanan was only 24 years old when he was killed on September 11th, 2001. He was an equities trader at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center, Tower 1, on the 104th floor.

Friends describe Brandon as funny and nice, and having a sweetness about him. A wonderful column, entitled “The Winner Within” spoke of his wonderful character:

In other ways, his hard work made the difference. When he wanted to master some aspect of lacrosse, he would go out and drill the ball against the side of his family’s barn in Honeoye Falls, N.Y., until he was satisfied. When he was 15 and wanted to fire up the neighborhood dogs, he began barking until they all joined in. Snow fell, and he hitched a toboggan to the family tractor and pulled his twin siblings around.

”He was a beacon light,” said his mother, Cheri, who was called ”Mumzdarlin” by her son. ”He really did lead all of us.”

Friends remember


Tragically, Brandon’s brother Cameron was killed at the young age of 19, in an off-roading accident:

This is the second tragic death for the Buchanan family in recent years. Cameron’s older brother, Brandon, was killed at the age of 24 in New York on September 11, 2001. Brandon, who graduated from UVM in 1999, worked for the Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center.

“The double tragedy of having now lost two fine young brothers makes this death in the UVM family almost unbearably poignant,” President Daniel Fogel said.

Both of these fine young men are survived by Ron and Cherie Buchanan and sisters Lindsay and Kelsey Buchanan. While we remember those who have perished on 9/11, we also need to remember those who survived them. My sincerest condolences to the Buchanan family. May God comfort you on this day, and every day.

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