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RN Tributes to the Lives of 9/11 Victims

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BARman29

Once again we mark a sad commemoration.

Sad, for the 3000 we lost on that day six years ago.

Sad for the innocence many feel was lost.

Sad for the path the political discourse has taken to hamstring the efforts taken to ensure it never happens again.

 

For a brief moment, amidst the still smoldering rubble, Congress acted in unison for once and perhaps the only time in recent memory - and condemned the attacks.

The Senate saw fit to sing on on the steps.

 

Surreal days, undeed.

 

America survives.

Do we still have the will to keep her?

God bless those who grieve for personal losses today.

God bless those whose lives were altered.

And God bless America.

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Dublin5
Once again we mark a sad commemoration.

Sad, for the 3000 we lost on that day six years ago.

Sad for the innocence many feel was lost.

Sad for the path the political discourse has taken to hamstring the efforts taken to ensure it never happens again.

 

For a brief moment, amidst the still smoldering rubble, Congress acted in unison for once and perhaps the only time in recent memory - and condemned the attacks.

The Senate saw fit to sing on on the steps.

 

Surreal days, undeed.

 

America survives.

Do we still have the will to keep her?

God bless those who grieve for personal losses today.

God bless those whose lives were altered.

And God bless America.

 

Well stated, Barman.

 

God bless those who are serving, those who lost loved ones, the souls lost, and America.

 

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ilja
Once again we mark a sad commemoration.

Sad, for the 3000 we lost on that day six years ago.

Sad for the innocence many feel was lost.

Sad for the path the political discourse has taken to hamstring the efforts taken to ensure it never happens again.

 

For a brief moment, amidst the still smoldering rubble, Congress acted in unison for once and perhaps the only time in recent memory - and condemned the attacks.

The Senate saw fit to sing on on the steps.

 

Surreal days, undeed.

 

America survives.

Do we still have the will to keep her?

God bless those who grieve for personal losses today.

God bless those whose lives were altered.

And God bless America.

That was beautiful my poet friend. 3.gif

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Dublin5
In honor of the lives lived by those we lost on September 11th, 2001 a project was begun where Bloggers and Internet Posters across the country would each be assigned a particular 9/11 victim. This project was different than those in the past as we were to talk about their lives and not just the way they were taken from us.

 

Naturally, several RN posters stepped up to the plate for this great cause and contributed, each in their own particular style. We decided it might be easier, especially for those of you who are not use to visiting the Blogs, if we posted a small excerpt from each tribute and a link to the rest of the tribute at the end of each excerpt for your convenience in this one thread. If I have left any out, please let me know.

 

In Memory of Richard S. Gabrielle

by Chris Naron

 

Richard S. Gabrielle was a fifty year old insurance broker who loved cars, especially his Volkswagen, "Baby P". He resided in West Haven, Conn, and worked in New York City...in the World Trade Center. <snip>

 

We must celebrate your life to heal,

Live our lives to the fullest to get beyond the pain.

You left this earth a hero

And your spirit will always remain.

 

The Conservative Mindcleaner

 

Mon Gjonbalaj

by Bradford

 

Excerpt from the NY Daily News

 

It was five years ago today that Bekim Gjonbalaj was filled with dread as he watched United Airlines Flight 175 cut into the south tower on live TV. His dad, Mon Gjonbalaj, was on the 86th floor, one level above impact. The two had just finished a phone conversation. <snip>

 

The beloved dad, an ethnic Albanian who escaped Communist Yugoslavia, brought his family to the U.S. in 1971 and quickly found a maintenance job at the World Trade Center. He called one last time to speak to his wife.

 

The Republitarian Register

 

Laura A. Giglio (11/03/1965 - 09/11/2001)

by Walter

 

Laura A. Giglio was a lovely and vibrant young woman who made invaluable contributions to the lives of those around her. The following is a small collection of accounts, from those who knew her, celebrating a live lived, never lost. <snip>

 

A chance encounter on the Long Island Rail Road in 1996 brought Joseph Mendez and Laura Giglio Marchese together. She was on her way to work as an executive assistant at Reliance Consulting in Manhattan, and Mendez, an employee of the Long Island Railroad, just happened to be on the train.

 

"I approached her before she was getting off the train," Mendez said. "I liked her right away, and wanted to know if she was involved with anyone. She wasn't."

 

The Man Behind the Curtain

 

George Cain: A Lyrical Life

by Mooga

 

Maybe a man's worth can be measured by the beauty of the words he inspires in those who knew him best. If there's any truth in that proposition, then firefighter George Cain was a very fine man indeed, for in dying, he has made poets of the family he left behind. George's sister, Nancy, recalls his "infectious" laugh. On George's 40th birthday, which fell on this past May 13th, his mother, Rosemary, wrote: " I close my eyes, go back in time, and you are here beside me, telling me you love me just once more."

 

Detractor Fidei

 

For George Paris (9/11)

by CarolA1222

 

. . . The accounts I’ve read of George. He was a man to be admired a great loss to our society as well as his family. What he would have accomplished in his lifetime none of us know. I know He is missed by his family especially his wife and children.. George Paris should never be forgotten by anyone. <snip>

 

There is a plan far greater that the plan you know

There is a landscape broader that the one you see

There is a haven where storm-tossed souls may go

You call it death- we, immortality

 

An Insomniac's Corner

 

In Memory of Mary Rubina Sperando

by Annie

 

I've been thinking of how to eulogize you. I'm going to let the ones that loved you and knew you speak. Please know that you are in all of our hearts, even the ones that didn't know you, on September 11. We won't forget. We'll keep you in words and in prayers and be forever thankful that you touched so many lives in your short time on Earth. May God bless you and your loved ones. So from the word of you friends and loved ones I have below:

 

She(Mary Rubino Sperando) said "If a baby smiles at you, they saw your angel."

 

An Insomniac's Corner

 

In Memoriam, Chief Petty Officer, Donald M. Young

by USNJIMRET

 

I never knew Chief Young.

 

I knew many Chief Young's.

 

For he was a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. A position long honored and selective of membership.

 

My son in law knew him, having served on the same ship (USS Bataan).

 

His loss to his family, his Navy and his Nation in the dastardly attack on the Pentagon on 9/11/2001 is but a small part of the loss that the Nation endured that day. Yet his loss is no less important then any other, for each lost soul that awful day marks yet another reason for eternal and force backed vigilance against an enemy who would destroy all of us, given the chance.

 

Musings of a Mushy Mind

 

Nick, I Wish I Knew You

by ilja

 

According to his mother, from the time he was a little boy, he had dreamed of working at the Pentagon. That is what Pick's mother, Mrs. Jewel Lyons of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, told me on the phone today. Pick was the nickname given to her son by his Aunt when he was just a little boy due to his small size and it seemed to stick with him to adulthood, at least with his family.

 

Elusively Yours

 

And this is suppose to be the link to the whole project but it's been down pretty much all day. It's probably getting too much traffic.

 

Thank you for remembering with us. :salute:

Edited to add updated link. I think it's working now.

 

 

Phil Pettit, Power Memorial Academy, Class of 1976

LT, FDNY

 

We weren't very close in High School and I lost touch with him during college and my Army days.

 

He was part of the Bravests and he is missed by all his fomer classmates!

 

In all 4 alumni from my High School died that September day.

 

 

Michael Horrocks.

 

Co-pilot United flight 175.

 

For a friend.

 

 

Y2N Melissa Rose Barnes, 27, died at the Pentagon. Melissa was in strenuous training to join a specialized Navy rescue team. She was making the Navy her career and actually should have already been gone from the Pentagon, but stayed to train her replacement. She grew up with my girls. Her mother, Linda, and I were best friends. With all that happened on September 11, I never thought to be worried about Melissa. It wasn't until the next day that I got a one line e-mail from her mother. They can't find Missy, it said. We called her Missy. They never did find Missy.

 

 

Yep, 30th Anniversary this October 14th in NYC.

 

Power Memorial was a Catholic, all male H.S. Many alum are firefighters and cops. It was run by the Irish Christian Brothers, so Ranger school was no probelm after 15 years co Catholic discipline (I graduated from St. John's University in 1979 (Clep'd out of 30 credits. Later as a CPT. I taught ROTC in Jersey City at St. Peter's College.

 

I proposed to MrsArmyMAJretired, also an ArmyMAJretired on Valentines day 1989 at Windows on the World in the WTC! As a native New Yorker my hatred for our enemies burns hotter.

 

I had 2 Power classmates that went to West Point and are now retired also.

 

God Bless all those lost and those left to carry on without them.

 

Victory is the only exit strategy. :salute:

 

 

Melissa Vincent, 28, killed in the WTC.

 

Melissa went to my high school, Notre Dame High School in Batavia, NY. She graduated 8 years before me. She was a cousin of the principal at the time I attended there. Although I did not know Melissa, I have been thinking about her and her family today.

 

 

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May God Bless Billy Minardi, an employee working for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 105th floor of the WTC when he lost his life on 9/11.

 

He was the brother in law and best friend of our University of Louisville men's basketball coach, Rick Pitino. -_-

 

 

Here's one of the many people that I thought about yesterday:

 

William Lum, Jr.

 

Bill graduated from Bryant College (now University) in 1976 when I was not yet 5 years old. Two years after I graduated from Bryant, I met Bill at an alumni function. He had been working at Guy Carpenter then but was working at Marsh at the time of the attacks. Bill had never worked in any other building. He loved the WTC so much, that he would only interview at companies in the building because he never wanted to work anywhere else. I would occassionally meet Bill for lunch, bringing sandwiches up to the observation deck so we could be on top of the world. When anyone would visit Bill, he always took them to the WTC, it was his most loved spot in the whole city (mine too, which is what originally brought us together). In a way, it's almost fitting that he died on 9/11, because no one that knew him could ever picture him being anywhere else. He was a true gentleman who is missed by many friends.

 

 

Todd Beamer

Flight 93

Let's Roll.

 

 

Please remember in your prayers my college classmate, Donn Marshall, who is bringing up his two sons alone because the terrorists who seized control of American Flight 77 on 9/11/2001 murdered his wife, Shelley Marshall, a civilian employee of the Defense Department, along with the passengers and crew of that plane, and approximately 190 other people in the Pentagon that day.

 

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Dublin5

I went through a few of the links tonight and they seem to be ok. Links are still breaking according to the site so if you have a moment, please take the time to check on the victim you wrote on. Thank you.

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Dublin5

I found Shelley Marshall. The Episcopalian is no longer with us. He'd be glad to know she has a tribute to her.

 

 

Here's the link for everyone to the list:

 

Project 2996

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Pamelakamma

Others have already addressed Grainnes post with what I wouldve said so Im not going to. I am so glad and grateful for those who said what needed to be.

 

Losing these young men is a tragedy. My heart is aching for their lost lives and for their poor families, who have to deal not just with the grief of losing them but with blow after blow after blow adding insult to injury from white society. Everything about this is wrong. My prayers are with their loved ones.

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Amandarhype

This is my 2nd most favorite war movie of all time.

 

The Top are:

 

The Audie Murphy Story

Best Years of Our Lives

We Were Soldiers, Once

Go For Broke

Hell is for Heroes

Flags of Our Fathers

The Big Red One

A Bridge Too Far

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MamieTib

Others have already addressed Grainnes post with what I wouldve said so Im not going to. I am so glad and grateful for those who said what needed to be.

 

Losing these young men is a tragedy. My heart is aching for their lost lives and for their poor families, who have to deal not just with the grief of losing them but with blow after blow after blow adding insult to injury from white society. Everything about this is wrong. My prayers are with their loved ones.

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Juliatep

Im away every weekend between 17th August and 31st August.

 

Sorry for being a pain, if you want I can pull out and you can give the place to someone else?

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Mabeltaw

Dont blame Gary, Im sure he/s trying to make the best of a not ideal situation.

 

Lets all wait and see when we get the goddam disc.

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