Thursday, September 10, 2009

Janice Marie Scott ~ I Remember

Janice Marie Scott
October 12, 1954 - September 11, 2001

Janice Marie Scott was one of the civilian employees at the Pentagon who was murdered when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. She worked for the Army as a budget analyst. She has just moved into her E Ring office that summer.

Earlier that morning, Janice had called her husband, Abraham, to tell him about the attack on the World Trade Towers in New York. The next thing he knew, he was hearing the same news about the Pentagon. He rushed from his office in the National Cemetery Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Metro, which was no longer going to the Pentagon. He tried all day to get to the Pentagon, but was unable to get through the barriers.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Janice Marie Scott was moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in her first year and to Colorado Springs, Colorado in her teen years. She graduated in 1972 from Harrison High School. In 1975, Janice met Abraham Scott, a 2nd Lieutenant to the 4th Finance Company at Fort Carson. They were married on December 27, 1976 in his home town of Beaufort, South Carolina.

The couple moved to Fort Benjamin Harrison and Indiana, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Janice earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Enterprise State Junior College in Enterprise, Alabama. In 1982, they moved to Heidelberg, Germany, where Janice continued her education at the Heidelberg campus of the University of Maryland. She also began work for the government as an accountant with the European Army Accounting Office in Lieman, Germany.

In the mid-1980's the family moved to the Washington, DC area. Janice continued taking classes at the University of Maryland, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1988. Her degree enabled her to get a job as a Budget Officer at the Pentagon. In June, 2001, she was promoted to be a Budget Team Leader with Resource Services Washington. She was a few credits shy of becoming a Certified Government Financial Manager, the government equivalent of a Certified Public Accountant.

Janice was the mother of two daughters, Crystal and Angel. She was also the family geneologist and spent time combing the archives in Memphis for family information to share with her family. She was active in Blacks in Government, 5-Star Toastmasters Club, Association of Government Accountants, and the Burke-Fairfax Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, where she held the positions of Historian, Program Director and Vice President. She was also a member of Greater Little Zion Baptist Church in Fairfax, Virginia.

Janice is survived by her husband, with whom she would be celebrating their 25th Anniversary in December and daughters Crystal Marie, 23, and Angel Marie, 15, at the time of the attack.

In her memory, the Janice M Scott memorial Scholarship Fund has been set up. It is for high school seniors to use for college. It is a very generous scholarship open to all high school seniors.

You can view and comment on Janice Marie Scott's Legacy Page

Janice Marie Scott is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Section 64 with the other victims of the September Eleventh attacks.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Thank you for remembering Janice Marie Scott. Outstanding job.