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Project 2,996: Yuk Ping Wong

September 9th, 2017 . by Cary

Yuk Ping Wong, 47, died when the World Trade Center was attacked on the morning of September 11, 2001. “Winnie” was training to be a tax auditor for the State of New York in the Department of Taxation and Finance, a position she had been hired for the previous June.

Yuk Ping Wong had moved to the United States from Hong Kong after marrying Chung-Ping Wong. She was a mother of two, Eddie, now 26, and Christopher, now 22, who were living with their father in Brooklyn. They had divorced in 1996, and Winnie pursued her dream of a college education, graduating in 1999 with honors with a degree in accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College in Manhattan. She was a member of Beta Alpha Psi and the Golden Key Accounting Society.

Winnie worked on the 86th floor of the south tower. She was last seen by co-workers on the 78th floor, waiting for a transfer elevator to the ground floor.

She had been taking classes in preparation for baptism at the Chinese Alliance Church, where a memorial service was held on October 13, 2001. According to her sisters and her co-workers, she felt she had found her niche and was devoting her life to her job; she sang in the choir at the Chinese Alliance Church; she was cheerful, happy, and brilliant; a person who loved shopping and dining out.

Besides her two sons, Yuk Ping Wong was survived by her mother, Yue-Ying Leung, and her father, Siu-Tak Leung, of Brooklyn; a brother, Wai-Hung “Daniel” Leung of San Francisco, and five sisters: Ariane Yuk-Ling Leung, Kit-Ching Mak and Tsui-Sim “Zoe” Leung of Brooklyn; Fuscat Yim-Fong Leung of Hong Kong, and Jacqueline Leung of Vancouver.

Ariane Leung wrote in a tribute, “News of the World Trade Center attack terribly impacted our family. We have, however, found much hope and comfort in the midst of the tragedy. We know Winnie has moved onward, to the sweetest home in heaven, a place where she is happily staying. There we shall all meet again one day.”


My condolences go out, again, to all the family members of the victims of the coordinated terrorist attacks on 9/11/01. We cannot ever imagine the loss you have suffered; we can only remain vigilant against such an attack in the future.

I would like to thank Carl MacGowan of Newsday for the bulk of the information included in this memorial, also available here.

On September 9, 2017, as a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, it was an honor to stand a flagline for the second annual Stephen Siller Tunnel To Tower 5k held at the Tempe Town Lake Healing Fields in Tempe, Arizona.

The magnitude of the loss of life that day was echoed on the fields of flags. The sense of remembrance as one walks though that field is palpable, heavy, yet uplifting. If you have the opportunity, go.

14 Responses to “Project 2,996: Yuk Ping Wong”

  1. comment number 1 by: Sues

    That was a wonderful tribute Cary, thanks.

  2. comment number 2 by: Ebyjo

    It amazes me Cary, how many people lead lives in which others took notice. Many of the victims talk about the “faith” and “christian life” of those who died on 9-11. Your lady is another child of God who paid the price. Excellent post.

  3. comment number 3 by: prying1

    Thank Cary for getting me involved in this. As Sues sez: A wonderful tribute you have. As a result of your writing we now know another Christian sister that we can expect to see in that great cloud of witnesses when our time to cross over comes.

  4. comment number 4 by: T.L. Stanley

    Cary, you said: “My condolences go out, again, to all the family members of the victims of the coordinated terrorist attacks on 9/11/01. We cannot ever imagine the loss you have suffered; we can only remain vigilant against such an attack in the future.”

    I agree totally. Great post. Take care.

  5. comment number 5 by: Fight The Good Fight!

    Good tribute cary. I will be praying for all the familes of the victims of 9/11.
    We need to tbe alert and stay on the offensive.

  6. comment number 6 by: jarhead john

    Well done Cary.

  7. comment number 7 by: Malinda777

    Wonderful tribute to Winnie. May she rest in peace. What a blessing Project 2996 has been in remembering all the wonderful Americans that died that day. I remembered Thomas Foley 🙂

  8. comment number 8 by: Gunz

    Outstanding tribute. What stuck out in my mind was how she was really just beginning her life even though she was 47 years young. She received a college education and graduated with honors in 1999. It looks like she was getting it all together the same year it was all taken away from Yuk Ping and those closest to her. What a shame. So glad to see she was religious. She is indeed in God’s sweet arms now.

  9. comment number 9 by: Cary

    Thank you, all, for stopping by. I apologize to those on my regular reading list for not getting out there, but as you know things have been hectic.

    I will post soon, I promise.

  10. comment number 10 by: gawfer

    Well done Brother.

    You have provided a clear look itno the life of this lovely woman who had an obvious zest for life.

    Still praying for you and TMWitW

    Your friend

  11. comment number 11 by: Douglas V. Gibbs

    Beautifully written. God Bless her, her family, all of the victims of 9/11, and God Bless America. Semper Fi.

  12. comment number 12 by: Ed Dickson

    Cary – Great post (as always). Thanks for introducing me to the 2996 project. I’m proud to have participated and it made me “remember.”

  13. comment number 13 by: Cary

    Doug, Ed – thank you for stopping by. Glad I was able to help you get pointed in that direction.

    Gawfer – I’m not ignoring you, my brother. Thanks to you also.

  14. comment number 14 by: Jenn

    Beautiful tribute Cary.