World Trade Center Memorial Circa 2001 -2000
Tragedy struck the United States on September 11th, 2001 when terrorists struck the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Another hijacking caused an additional airplane to crash over Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
This website was created in 2001 as a means for the sharing of personal expressions with people around the world.
Content is from the site's 2001-2002 archived pages.
Thousands of people died or were injured that day. These events were witnessed all over the world and will forever be embedded into our memories, as will the individuals who lost their lives that fearful day. The World Trade Center and Pentagon Memorial site remembers and honors those persons.
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The company I was consulting with is located nearby to the 9/11 Memorial Plaza and Museum. I was humbled and overwhelmed visiting the 8-acre park which is composed of a grove of nearly 400 white oak trees, and the largest manmade waterfalls in the United States. It is set within the footprints of the original Twin Towers with each pool approximately 1-acre in size. The names of every person who perished in the terror attacks of February 26, 1993 & September 11, 2001 are honored in bronze around the twin Memorial pools. The National 9/11 Memorial Museum is located within the archaeological heart of the original WTC site. I encourage everyone to take the time to visit lower Manhattan. The World Trade Center and the surrounding area has together to create something entirely new and spectacular out of a tremendous tragedy. Please go to see this tribute of remembrance and honor.
World Trade Center & Pentagon Memorial Site
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In Memory of:
Though you leave this world for another,
You will not leave our hearts,
Though you drift to a better place,
You will not leave our minds,
For your passing,
Will be overcome,
And time will heal,
The broken souls of a nation,
The broken souls of a world.
For now we can only say,
To yourselves, and those you left,
God bless you.
We will never forget.
World Trade Centerand Pentagon
Disaster Information and Memorial
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God Bless all the People Who Lost Their Lives and Were Injured in the World Trade Center and Pentagon Disasters.
Please Pray for the Victims and Families, and Remember the Fearless Fire Fighters, Brave Police, Heroic Volunteers and Innocent Airline Passengers Who Meaningfully Risked and Sacrificed Their Lives to Save Others.
Eternal thanks to the many courageous rescue, demolition, sanitation and support workers risking their lives to deal with the disaster and find survivors, and of all the generous people supporting them.
They truly need and appreciate your help.
The lessons you learn in death are the ones you need in life.
Friday September 14 was a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance.
Please continue to pray and remember.
The parents of Greg Rodriguez, a young man who died in the World Trade Center, said this:
"We read enough of the news to sense that our government is heading in the direction of violent revenge, with the prospect of sons, daughters, parents, friends in distant lands dying, suffering, and nursing further grievances against us."
"It is not the way to go...not in our son's name."
From The Mirror's War on Terror: The Real Victims.
This is a plea to people of all religions, races and cultures, not to commit violence against each other.
We are all born into a world sick with racism, which we must conscientiously strive to transcend.
Anyone can always decide for themselves to get over their hatred, and then they become an adult.
The haters are just angry, dangerous children.
Civilized adults of the world should join together to firmly condemn the hateful behavior and divisive finger pointing of well meaning but misguided people, including Moral Majority's founder Jerry Falwell, Scientology president Heber Jentzsch, Taliban leader Osama bin Ladin,and other angry, dangerous children of all faiths.
They abuse and disgrace religion by their hateful, destructive inexcusable behavior.
Liberty Unites Us
"Great tragedy has come to us,
and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country,
with courage and concern for others.
Because this is America.
This is who we are."
President George W. Bush
September 15, 2001
Millions have contributed time, prayers,
blood and money to the relief effort.
At this stage, what America's overwhelmed
rescue and philanthropic organizations
need most is our financial support.
Please visit the Liberty Unites web site, which is a clearinghouse of worthy charitable institutions, constructive ways that kids and and ways to safely and effictively make a donation online.
Bush Regrets "Crusade"
President Bush regrets using the word "crusade,"
with all its historical connotations of religious war,
to describe his campaign against terrorists,
his spokesman said Tuesday.
"I think to the degree that that word has any connotations that would upset any of our partners or anybody else in the world, the president would regret if anything like that was conveyed. But the purpose of his conveying it is in the traditional English sense of the word, it's a broad cause," said Fleischer.
"I think what the president was saying had no intended consequences for anybody, Muslim or otherwise, other than to say that this is a broad cause that he is calling on America and the nations around the world to join," Fleischer said.
This is a Sincere Plea to our Political and Religous Leaders to Cease Using Divisive Language.
This is a time for Tolerance, Charity and Honoring True Heroism; not for Finger Pointing, Crusading nor Knee-Jerk Jingoism.
The American Red Cross Appeals for Blood. To donate blood, please call and make an appointment:
They urgently need money for the disaster relief effort. To donate money, please call 1-800-HELP-NOW (1-800-435-7669) or visit the secure online donation system. If you are experiencing problems while donating online, it is due to extremely heavy volume on the Red Cross Web site. Please try again later in the week or call their 800 number. Thank you.
Fortunately the Red Cross currently has enough blood for now, thanks to the excellent response of many people to their call for blood. Of course they won't turn you away and will always need more, but they're extremely busy, so please make an appointment by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).
Please consider donating your tax rebate to the Red Cross.
It's quite easy, efficient and safe donate online at any time.
WE WILL NOT FORGET
|UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 175
United Airlines Flight 175, from Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles, California, was the second hijacked plane to strike the World Trade Center, plowing into the south tower. Two pilots, seven flight attendants and 56 passengers were on board.
Capt. Victor Saracini, 51, of Lower Makefield Township, Pennsylvania, was a Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Michael Horrocks was first officer.
Robert J. Fangman was a flight attendant.
Amy N. Jarret, 28, of North Smithfield, Rhode Island, was a flight attendant.
Amy R. King was a flight attendant.
Kathryn L. Laborie was a flight attendant.
Alfred G. Marchand of Alamogordo, New Mexico, was a flight attendant.
Michael C. Tarrou was a flight attendant.
Alicia N. Titus was a flight atteandant.
Alona Avraham, 30, was from Ashdot, Israel.
Garnet "Ace" Bailey, 53, of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, was director of pro scouting for the Los Angeles Kings hockey team. Bailey was entering his 33rd season as a player or scout in the National Hockey League and his eighth with the Kings. Before joining the Kings, he spent 13 years as a scout for the Edmonton Oilers, a team that won five Stanley Cups during that time. As a player, Bailey spent five years with the Boston Bruins and was a member of Stanley Cup championship teams in 1969-70 and 1971-72. Bailey also spent parts of two seasons each with the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues, and three years with the Washington Capitals. He is survived by his wife, Katherine, and son, Todd.
Mark Bavis, 31, of West Newton, Massachusetts, was entering his second season as an amateur scout for the Los Angeles Kings. A Boston native, he played four years on Boston University's hockey team, where his twin brother, Michael, is an assistant coach. In addition to his twin brother, Bavis is survived by his mother, Mary; two other brothers, Pat and Johnny; and three sisters, Kelly, Mary Ellen and Kathy. The Bavis family lost a brother 15 years ago, and Bavis' father died 10 years ago.
Graham Berkeley, 37, of Xerox Corp. was from Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Touri Bolourchi, 69, was from Beverly Hills, California.
Klaus Bothe, 31, of Germany was on a business trip with BCT Technology AG's chief executive officer and another executive. Bothe joined the company in 1994 and was its director of development. He is survived by his wife and one child.
Daniel Brandhorst, of Los Angeles, California, was a lawyer for PriceWaterhouse.
David Brandhorst, 3, was from Los Angeles.
John Cahill was from Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Christoffer Carstanjen, 33, of Turner Falls, Massachusetts, was staff assistant in the office of information technology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
John Corcoran "Jay" Corcoran, 44, of Norwell, Massachusetts, was a merchant marine.
Dorothy Dearaujo, 82, was from Long Beach, California.
Lisa Frost, 22, of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, graduated from Boston University this year, with degrees in communications and business hospitality. She is survived by her father, mother and brother.
Ronald Gamboa, 33, of Los Angeles, California, was a Gap store manager.
Lynn Goodchild, 25, was from Attleboro, Massachusetts.
The Rev. Francis E. Grogan, 76, of Easton, Massachusetts, was a priest at Holy Cross Church in Easton. A veteran of World War II, Grogan served as a parish priest, a chaplain and teacher at Holy Cross schools.
Carl Hammond, 37, was from Boston, Massachusetts.
Peter Hanson, 32, of Groton, Massachusetts, was a software salesman.
Susan Hanson, 35, of Groton, Massachusetts, was a student.
Christine Hanson, 3, was from Groton, Massachusetts.
James E. Hayden, 47, of Westford, Massachusetts, was the chief financial officer of Netegrity Inc. Hayden is survived by his wife, Gail, and their two children.
Herbert Homer,48, of Milford, Massachusetts, worked for Raytheon Co.
Robert Jalbert, 61, of Swampscott, Massachusetts, was a salesman.
Ralph Kershaw, 52, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, was a marine surveyor.
Heinrich Kimmig, 43, chairman and chief executive officer of BCT Technology Ag, of Germany was on a business trip involving contract negotiations with U.S. partners along with two other BCT execs, the company said in a statement. Kimmig studied mechanical engineering in college. After an internship, he became the design manager at Badische Stahl Engineering, and shortly after, he founded BSE Computer-Technologie GmbH, originally a locally operating software company. In 1999, this company became BCT Technology AG. Kimmig is survived by his wife and two children.
Brian Kinney, 29, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was an auditor for PriceWaterhouse Cooper.
Robert LeBlanc, 70, of Lee, New Hampshire, was a professor emeritus of geography at the University of New Hampshire. After earning his doctorate at the University of Minnesota, LeBlanc joined the University of New Hampshire's faculty in 1963 as a cultural geographer. With a specialty in Canadian studies, he looked at the Franco-American communities in New England's mill towns. He was acting chair and chair of the geography department for nearly 10 years, retiring in 1999.
Maclovio "Joe" Lopez Jr., 41, was from Norwalk, California.
Louis Neil Mariani, 59, was from Derry, New Hampshire.
Juliana Valentine McCourt, 4, was from New London, Connecticut.
Ruth McCourt, 24, was from Westford, Massachusetts.
Wolfgang Menzel, 60, of Germany joined BCT Technology AG in 2000 as director of human resources. He is survived by his wife and one child. Menzel had planned to retire in six months.
Shawn Nassaney, 25, was from Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Patrick Quigley, 40, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, was a partner at PriceWaterhouse Cooper.
Frederick Rimmele was a physician from Marblehead, Massachusetts.
James M. Roux, 42, was from Portland, Maine.
Jesus Sanchez, 45, was an off-duty flight attendant from Hudson, Massachusetts.
Kathleen Shearer was from Dover, New Hampshire.
Robert Shearer was from Dover, New Hampshire.
Jane Simpkin, 35, was from Wayland, Massachusetts.
Brian D. Sweeney, 38, was from Barnstable, Massachusetts.
Timothy Ward, 38, of San Diego, California, worked at the Carlsbad, California-based Rubio's Restaurants Inc. A 14-year veteran of the company, he opened its second restaurant in San Diego and most recently worked in the information technology department.
William Weems of Marblehead, Massachusetts, was a commercial producer.
UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 93
Jason Dahl, 43, from Denver, Colorado, was the plane's captain. He had a wife and son. Dahl had a lifelong interest in flying, said his aunt, Maxine Atkinson, of Waterloo, Iowa.
Leroy Homer, 36, from Marlton, New Jersey, was the first officer on board. He was married and had a daughter.
Lorraine Bay was a flight attendant.
Sandra Bradshaw, 38, of Greensboro, North Carolina, was a flight attendant.
Wanda Green was a flight attendant.
CeeCee Lyles of Fort Myers, Florida, was a flight attendant. She reached her husband, Lorne, by cell phone to tell him that she loved him and their children before the plane went down. The couple between them had four children.
Deborah Welsh was a flight attendant.
Todd Beamer, 32, was from Cranbury, New Jersey.
Alan Beaven, 48, of Oakland, California, was an environmental lawyer.
Mark Bingham, 31, of San Francisco owned a public relations firm, the Bingham Group. He called his mother, Alice Hoglan, 15 minutes before the plane crashed and told her that the plane had been taken over by three men who claimed to have a bomb. Hoglan said her son told her that some passengers planned to try to regain control of the plane. "He said, 'I love you very, very much, ' " Hoglan said.
Deora Bodley, 20, of Santa Clara, California, was a university student.
Thomas E. Burnett Jr., 38, of San Ramon, California, was a senior vice president and chief operating officer of Thoratec Corp., a medical research and development company, and the father of three. He made four calls to his wife, Deena, from the plane. Deena Burnett said that her husband told her that one passenger had been stabbed and that "a group of us are going to do something." He also told her that the people on board knew about the attack on the World Trade Center, apparently through other phone calls.
Edward Felt, 41, was from Matawan, New Jersey.
Jeremy Glick, 31, from West Milford, New Jersey, called his wife, Liz, and in-laws in New York on a cell phone to tell them the plane had been hijacked, Joanne Makely, Glick's mother-in-law, told CNN. Glick said that one of the hijackers "had a red box he said was a bomb, and one had a knife of some nature," Makely said. Glick asked Makely if the reports about the attacks on the World Trade Center were true, and she told him they were. He left the phone for a while, returning to say, "The men voted to attack the terrorists," Makely said.
Lauren Grandcolas of San Rafael, California, was a sales worker at Good Housekeeping magazine.
Donald F. Green, 52, was from Greenwich, Connecticut.
Richard Guadagno, 38, of Eureka, California, was the manager of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
Christine Snyder, 32, was from Kailua, Hawaii. She was an arborist for the Outdoor Circle and was returning from a conference in Washington. She had been married less than a year.
AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 77
Charles Burlingame of Herndon, Virginia, was the plane's captain. He is survived by a wife, a daughter and a grandson. He had more than 20 years of experience flying with American Airlines and was a former U.S. Navy pilot.
David Charlebois, who lived in Washington's Dupont Circle neighborhood, was the first officer on the flight. "He was handsome and happy and very centered," his neighbor Travis White, told The Washington Post. "His life was the kind of life I wanted to have some day."
Michele Heidenberger of Chevy Chase, Maryland, was a flight attendant for 30 years. She left behind a husband, a pilot, and a daughter and son.
Flight attendant Jennifer Lewis, 38, of Culpeper, Virginia, was the wife of flight attendant Kenneth Lewis.
Flight attendant Kenneth Lewis, 49, of Culpeper, Virginia, was the husband of flight attendant Jennifer Lewis.
Renee May, 39, of Baltimore, Maryland, was a flight attendant.
Paul Ambrose, 32, of Washington, was a physician who worked with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the surgeon general to address racial and ethnic disparities in health. A 1995 graduate of Marshall University School of Medicine, Ambrose last year was named the Luther Terry Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Preventative Medicine.
Yeneneh Betru, 35, was from Burbank, California.
Bernard Brown, 11, was a student at Leckie Elementary School in Washington. He was embarking on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society.
Suzanne Calley, 42, of San Martin, California, was an employee of Cisco Systems Inc.
Sarah Clark, 65, of Columbia, Maryland, was a sixth-grade teacher at Backus Middle School in Washington. She was accompanying a student on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society.
Asia Cottom, 11, was a student at Backus Middle School in Washington. Asia was embarking on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society.
James Debeuneure, 58, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was a fifth-grade teacher at Ketcham Elementary School in Washington. He was accompanying a student on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society.
Rodney Dickens, 11, was a student at Leckie Elementary School in Washington. He was embarking on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society.
Barbara Edwards, 58, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was a teacher at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas.
Charles S. Falkenberg, 45, of University Park, Maryland, was the director of research at ECOlogic Corp., a software engineering firm. He worked on data systems for NASA and also developed data systems for the study of global and regional environmental issues. Falkenburg was traveling with his wife, Leslie Whittingham, and their two daughters, Zoe, 8, and Dana, 3.
Zoe Falkenberg, 8, of University Park, Maryland, was the daughter of Charles Falkenberg and Leslie Whittingham.
Dana Falkenberg, 3, of University Park, Maryland, was the daughter of Charles Falkenberg and Leslie Whittingham.
Joe Ferguson was the director of the National Geographic Society's geography education outreach program in Washington. He was accompanying a group of students and teachers on an educational trip to the Channel Islands in California. A Mississippi native, he joined the society in 1987. "Joe Feguson's final hours at the Geographic reveal the depth of his commitment to one of the things he really loved," said John Fahey Jr., the society's president. "Joe was here at the office until late Monday evening preparing for this trip. It was his goal to make this trip perfect in every way."
Wilson "Bud" Flagg of Millwood, Virginia, was a retired Navy admiral and retired American Airlines pilot.
Ian Gray, 55, of Washington was the president of a health-care consulting firm.
Stanley Hall, 68, was from Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Bryan Jack, 48, of Alexandria, Virginia, was a senior executive at the Defense Department.
Steven D. "Jake" Jacoby, 43, of Alexandria, Virginia, was the chief operating officer of Metrocall Inc., a wireless data and messaging company.
Ann Judge, 49, of Virginia was the travel office manager for the National Geographic Society. She was accompanying a group of students and teachers on an educational trip to the Channel Islands in California. Society President John Fahey Jr. said one of his fondest memories of Judge is a voice mail she and a colleague once left him while they were rafting the Monkey River in Belize. "This was quintessential Ann -- living life to the fullest and wanting to share it with others," he said.
Chandler Keller, 29, was a Boeing propulsion engineer from El Segundo, California.
Norma Khan, 45, from Reston, Virginia was a nonprofit organization manager.
Karen A. Kincaid, 40, was a lawyer with the Washington firm of Wiley Rein & Fielding. She joined the firm in 1993 and was part of the its telecommunications practice. She was married to Peter Batacan.
Dora Menchaca, 45, of Santa Monica, California, was the associate director of clinical research for a biotech firm.
Christopher Newton, 38, of Anaheim, California, was president and chief executive officer of Work-Life Benefits, a consultation and referral service. He was married and had two children. Newton was on his way back to Orange County to retrieve his family's yellow Labrador, who had been left behind until they could settle into their new home in Arlington, Virginia.
Barbara Olson, 45, was a conservative commentator who often appeared on CNN and was married to U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson. She twice called her husband as the plane was being hijacked and described some details, including that the attackers were armed with knives. She had planned to take a different flight, but she changed it at the last minute so that she could be with her husband on his birthday. She worked as an investigator for the House Government Reform Committee in the mid-1990s and later worked on the staff of Senate Minority Whip Don Nickles.
Ruben Ornedo, 39, of Los Angeles, California, was a Boeing propulsion engineer.
Robert Penniger, 63, of Poway, California, was an electrical engineer with BAE Systems.
Lisa Raines, 42, was senior vice president for government relations at the Washington office of Genzyme, a biotechnology firm. She was from Great Falls, Virginia, and was married to Stephen Push. She worked with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on developing a new policy governing cellular therapies, announced in 1997. She also worked on other major health-care legislation.
Todd Reuben, 40, of Potomac, Maryland, was a tax and business lawyer.
Mari-Rae Sopper of Santa Barbara, California, was a women's gymnastics coach at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She had just gotten the post August 31 and was making the trip to California to start work.
Bob Speisman, 47, was from Irvington, New York.
Hilda Taylor was a sixth-grade teacher at Leckie Elementary School in Washington. She was accompanying a student on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society.
Leonard Taylor was from Reston, Virginia.
Leslie A. Whittington, 45, was from University Park, Maryland. The professor of public policy at Georgetown University in Washington was traveling with her husband, Charles Falkenberg, 45, and their two daughters, Zoe, 8, and Dana, 3. They were traveling to Los Angeles to catch a connection to Australia. Whittington had been named a visiting fellow at Australian National University in Canberra.
John Yamnicky, 71, was from Waldorf, Maryland.
AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 11
First Officer Thomas McGuinness, 42, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was Flight 11's co-pilot. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, and a 14-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter. He was active in Bethany Church in Greenland, New Hampshire, friends and neighbors told The Boston Globe. Rick DeKoven, a church administrator, described him as "a devoted family man."
Barbara Arestegui, 38, was a flight attendant from Marstons Mills, Massachusetts.
Jeffrey Collman was a flight attendant.
Sara Low, 28, was a flight attendant from Batesville, Arkansas.
Karen Martin was a flight attendant.
Kathleen Nicosia was a flight attendant.
Betty Ong, 45, was a flight attendant from Andover, Massachusetts.
Jean Roger, 24, was a flight attendant from Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
Dianne Snyder, 42, was a flight attendant from Westport, Massachusetts.
Madeline Sweeney, 35, was a flight attendant from Acton, Massachusetts.
Anna Williams Allison, 48, of Stoneham, Massachusetts, was the founder of A2 Software Solutions, a firm that assists companies in software development. Allison had more than 19 years' experience in the software development industry and was a frequent speaker and trainer at national and local conferences.
David Angell, 54, of Pasadena, California, was the creator and executive producer of the hit NBC sitcom "Frasier." A native of West Barrington, Rhode Island, Angell entered the Army after graduating from college and served at the Pentagon until 1972. He worked in insurance and engineering before selling a script for a TV series in 1977. In 1983, he joined the TV series "Cheers" as a staff writer and began working with co-supervising producers Peter Casey and David Lee. This team formed a production company, creating and producing "Wings" in 1990 and "Frasier" in 1993. The trio won 24 Emmys.
Lynn Angell, 45, of Pasadena, California, was the wife of "Frasier" creator and executive producer David Angell. The Angells were returning from a wedding on the East Coast to attend the Emmy Awards.
Myra Aronson, 52, of Charlestown, Massachusetts, was a press and analyst relations manager for Compuware Corp.
Christine Barbuto, 32, of Brookline, Massachusetts, was a buyer for TJX Cos., the off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions. She was on her way to California on a buying trip. Barbuto is survived her father and two sisters. She had worked for TJX for five years.
Berry Berenson, 53, of Los Angeles, California, was an actress and photographer. She was the widow of actor Anthony Perkins, who died in 1992, and sister of actress and model Marisa Berenson. She is survived by two sons, Osgood, an actor, and Elvis. Born into an aristocratic family, Berenson appeared in the movies "Cat People" (1982), "Winter Kills" (1979) and "Remember My Name" (1978).
Carolyn Beug, 48, of Los Angeles, California, was traveling with her mother, Mary Wahlstrom. They had gone to Boston to drop off relatives at a nearby college and were returning home.
Carol Bouchard, 43, of Warwick, Rhode Island, was a Kent County Hospital emergency room secretary.
Robin Caplin was from Natick, Massachusetts.
Neilie Casey, 32, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, was a merchandise planning manager for TJX Cos., the off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions. She worked for TJX for eight years. Casey is survived by her husband and a 7-month-old daughter.
Jeffrey Coombs, 42, of Abington, Massachusetts, was a security analyst for Compaq Computer. He is survived by his wife, Christie, and three children, Meagan, 10; Julia, 7; and Matt, 12.
Tara Creamer, 30, of Worcester, Massachusetts, was a merchandise planning manager for TJX Cos., the off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions. She had worked for TJX for eight years. Creamer is survived by her husband, John, and two children, Colin, 4, and Nora, 1.
Thelma Cuccinello, 71, was a Wilmot, New Hampshire, resident with 10 grandchildren. She was on her way to visit a sister in California. Daughter Cheryl O'Brien gave her mom a ride to catch a bus to Logan International Airport in Boston. "I was the last one to see her," O'Brien said. "I got to kiss her and say 'I love you' and 'Have a nice trip.' "
Andrew Curry Green was from Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
Brian Dale, 43, of Warren, New Jersey, was an accountant and attorney with Blue Capital Management. He was married and the father of three.
David DiMeglio was from Wakefield, Massachusetts.
Donald Ditullio, 49, was from Peabody, Massachusetts.
Albert Dominguez, 66, was a baggage handler for Qantas Airways in Sydney, Australia. He was traveling on holiday at the time of his death. He was married with four children.
Alex Filipov, 70, was an electrical engineer from Concord, Massachusetts.
Carol Flyzik, 40, was from Plaistow, New Hampshire.
Paul Friedman, 45, from Belmont, Massachusetts, was a consultant for Emergence Consulting.
Karleton D.B. Fyfe, 31, of Brookline, Massachusetts, was a senior investment analyst for John Hancock.
Peter Gay, 54, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was a Raytheon Co. vice president of operations for electronic systems based in Andover, Massachusetts. He had worked for Raytheon for more than 28 years.
Linda George, 27, of Westboro, Massachusetts, was a buyer for TJX Cos., the off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions. She was on her way to California on a buying trip. George is survived by her father, mother, sister and brother. She was engaged to be married.
Edmund Glazer, 41, of Los Angeles, California, was the chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration of MRV Communications, a Chatsworth, California, firm that focuses on optical components and network infrastructure systems. Glazer was survived by his wife, Candy, and son, Nathan.
Lisa Fenn Gordenstein, 41, of Needham, Massachusetts, was an assistant vice president, merchandise manager, for TJX Cos., the off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions. She was on her way to California on a buying trip. Gordenstein is survived by her husband and two children.
Paige Farley Hackel, 46, was a spiritual adviser from Newton, Massachusetts.
Peter Hashem, 40, was an engineer from Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
Robert Hayes, 37, from Amesbury, Massachusetts was a sales engineer with Netstal.
Ted Hennessy, 35, was a consultant for Emergence Consulting in Belmont, Massachusetts.
Cora Holland, 52, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, was with Sudbury Food Pantry, an interdenominational program that assisted needy families, at Our Lady of Fatima Church.
Nicholas Humber, 60, of Newton, Massachusetts, was the owner of Brae Burn Management.
Charles Jones, 48, was a computer programmer from Bedford, Massachusetts.
Robin Kaplan, 33, of Westboro, Massachusetts, was a senior store equipment specialist for TJX Cos., the off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions. She was on her way to California to help prepare for a new T.J. Maxx store opening. Kaplan had returned to work this year after battling Crohn's disease, a life-threatening inflammatory illness of the gastrointestinal tract. She is survived by her father, Edward Kaplan, and mother, Francine.
Barbara Keating, 72, was from Palm Springs, California.
David Kovalcin, 42, of Hudson, New Hampshire, was a Raytheon Co. senior mechanical engineer for electronic systems in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. He had worked for Raytheon for 15 years.
Judy Larocque, 50, of Framingham, Massachusetts, was the founder and CEO of Market Perspectives, a research firm that offers online and on-site surveys. Before founding the company in 1993, she was the principal of Emergent Marketing, an executive marketing consulting firm.
Jude Larson, 31, was from Los Angeles, California.
Natalie Larson was from Los Angeles, California.
N. Janis Lasden, 46, of General Electric was from Peabody, Massachusetts.
Daniel John Lee, 34, was from Los Angeles, California.
Daniel C. Lewin, 31, was the co-founder and chief technology officer at Akamai Technologies Inc., a Cambridge, Massachusetts, company that produces technology equipment to facilitate online content delivery. He is survived by his wife and two sons. He founded Akamai in 1998 with scientist Tom Leighton and a group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists and business professionals. Lewin was responsible for the company's research and development strategy.
Susan MacKay, 44, of Westford, Massachusetts, was an employee of TJX Cos., the off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions.
Chris Mello, 25, was a financial analyst with Alta Communications from Boston. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in psychology. He is survived by his parents, Douglas and Ellen Mello of Rye, New York; a brother, John Douglas Mello of New York City; and his paternal grandmother, Alice Mello, of Barefoot Bay, Florida.
Jeff Mladenik, 43, of Hinsdale, Illinois, was the interim president at E-Logic.
Laura Lee Morabito, 34, was the Qantas Airways area sales manager in Boston. She lived in Framingham, Massachusetts, with her husband. She was traveling on company business at the time of her death.
Mildred Naiman was from Andover, Massachusetts.
Renee Newell, 37, of Cranston, Rhode Island, was a customer service agent with American Airlines.
Jacqueline Norton, 60, was a retiree from Lubec, Maine. She was traveling with her husband, Robert Norton.
Robert Norton, 82, was a retiree from Lubec, Maine. He was traveling with his wife, Jacqueline Norton.
Jane Orth, 49, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was retired from Lucent Technology.
Thomas Pecorelli, 31, of Los Angeles, California, was a cameraman for Fox Sports and E! Entertainment Television.
Sonia Morales Puopolo, 58, of Dover, Massachusetts, was a retired ballet dancer.
David Retik was from Needham, Massachusetts. He was a general partner and founding member of Alta Communications, a Boston-based investment firm specializing in communication industries. Retik graduated from Colgate University and received a master's in accounting from New York University. He is survived by his wife, Susan and their two children, Ben and Molly.
Philip Rosenzweig of Acton, Massachusetts, was an executive with Sun Microsystems.
Richard Ross, 58, of Newton, Massachusetts, headed his own management consulting company, the Ross Group.
Jessica Sachs, 22, of Billerica, Massachusetts was an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Rahma Salie, 28, was from Boston.
Heather Smith, 30, of Beacon Capital Partners was from Boston.
Douglas Stone, 54, was from Dover, New Hampshire.
Michael Theodoridis, 32, was a consultant from Boston.
James Trentini, 65, was a retired teacher and assistant principal from Everett, Massachusetts.
Mary Trentini, 67, was a retired secretary from Everett, Massachusetts.
Mary Wahlstrom, 75, of Kaysville, Utah, was traveling with her daughter, Carolyn Beug. They had gone to Boston to drop off relatives at a nearby college and were returning home.
Kenneth Waldie, 46, of Methuen, Massachusetts, was a Raytheon Co. senior quality control engineer for electronic systems in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. He had worked for Raytheon for 17 years.
John Wenckus, 46, was a tax consultant from Torrance, California.
Candace Lee Williams, 20, was a student from Danbury, Connecticut.
Christopher Zarba, 47, of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, was a software engineer at Concord Communications. He leaves behind a wife and family. He would have been 48 on September 15.
Heroes of Flight 93
- Does the family think it’s possible that Jeremy may have saved the White House? "I think so. I think so," they say.
- Mark Bingham to his mother: "I love you. I'm on a flight from Newark to San Francisco and the plane has been taken over by three guys, and they say they have a bomb ... yes, its true."
Thomas E. Burnett Jr. of San Ramon, California was a senior vice president and chief operating officer of Thoratec Corp., a medical research and development company, and the father of three.
Authorities now believe 32-year-old Todd Beamer and other passengers died trying to overpower the hijackers. In doing so, they may have prevented a much greater catastrophe because the terrorists had turned the plane toward Washington, D.C.
We'd like to make notice of all of the passengers on flight 93. They were all a part of saving lives.
The United States Pentagon
...even when America is not at war, the men and women of our military risk their lives every day in places where comforts are few and dangers are many.
--Former President Clinton
The Pentagon Remembered
|In Memory of:|
|PENTAGON UNACCOUNTED NAVY|
|Yeoman Second Class Melissa Rose Barnes, 27, Redlands, Calif.|
|Information Systems Technician Second Class Kris Romeo Bishundat, 23, Waldorf, Md.|
|Electronics Technician Third Class Christopher Lee Burford, 23, Hubert, N.C.|
|Electronics Technician Third Class Daniel Martin Caballero, 21, Houston, Texas|
|Lt. Eric Allen Cranford, 32, Drexel, N.C.|
|Capt. Gerald Francis Deconto, 44, Sandwich, Mass.|
|Information Systems Technician First Class Johnnie Doctor Jr., 32, Jacksonville, Fla.|
|Cmdr. Robert Edward Dolan, 43, Florham Park, N.J.|
|Cmdr. William Howard Donovan Jr., 37, Nunda, N.Y.|
|Cmdr. Patrick Dunn, 39, Fords, N.J.|
|Aerographer's Mate First Class Edward Thomas Earhart, 26, Salt Lick, Ky.|
|Lt. Cmdr. Robert Randolph Elseth, 37, Vestal, N.Y.|
|Storekeeper Third Class Jamie Lynn Fallon, 23, Woodbridge, Va.|
|Aerographer's Mate Second Class Matthew Michael Flocco, 21, Newark, Del.|
|Capt. Lawrence Daniel Getzfred, 57, Elgin, Neb.|
|Electronics Technician First Class Ronald John Hemenway, 37, Kansas City, Kan.|
|Lt. Michael Scott Lamana, 31, Baton Rouge, La.|
|Operations Specialist Second Class Nehamon Lyons IV, 30, Mobile, Ala.|
|Electronics Technician Second Class Brian Anthony Moss, 34, Sperry, Okla.|
|Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Jude Murphy, 38, Flossmoor, Ill.|
|Illustrator/Draftsman Second Class Michael Allen Noeth, 30, Jackson Heights, N.Y.|
|Lt. Jonas Martin Panik, 26, Mingoville, Pa.|
|Lt. j.g. Darin Howard Pontell, 26, Columbia, Md.|
|Aviation Warfare Systems Operator First Class Joseph John Pycior Jr.,39, Carlstadt, N.J.|
|Information Systems Technician First Class Marsha Dianah Ratchford, 34, Prichard, Ala.|
|Cmdr. Robert Allan Schlegel, 38, Gray, Maine|
|Cmdr. Dan Frederic Shanower, 40, Naperville, Ill.|
|Chief Information Systems Technician Gregg Harold Smallwood, 44, Overland Park, Kan.|
|Lt. Cmdr. Otis Vincent Tolbert, 38, Lemoore, Calif.|
|Lt. Cmdr. Ronald James Vauk, 37, Nampa, Idaho|
|Lt. Cmdr. David Lucian Williams, 32, Newport, Ore.|
|Information Systems Technician Second Class Kevin Wayne Yokum, 27, Lake Charles, La.|
|Chief Information Systems Technician Donald McArthur Young, 41, Roanoke, Va.|
|PENTAGON UNACCOUNTED NAVY CIVILIANS|
|Ms. Angela Houtz, 27, La Plata, Md.|
|Mr. Brady Howell, 26, Arlington, Va.|
|Ms. Judith Jones, 53, Woodbridge, Va.|
|Mr. James Lynch, Manassas, Va.|
|Capt. Jack Punches, USN (Ret.), 51, Clifton, Va.|
|Mr. Marvin Woods, 58, Great Mills, MD|
|PENTAGON UNACCOUNTED NAVY CONTRACTORS|
|Mr. Julian Cooper, 39, Springdale, MD|
|Mr. Jerry Moran, 39, Upper Marlboro, MD|
|Mr. Khang Nguyen, Fairfax, VA|
|PENTAGON UNACCOUNTED ARMY|
|Ms. Samantha Allen, Department of the Army civilian, 36, Hillside, Md.|
|Spec. Craig Amundson, U.S. Army, 28, Kansas|
|Master Sgt. Max Beilke, U.S. Army (Ret.), Department of the Army civilian, 69, Laurel, Md.|
|Ms. Carrie Blagburn, Department of the Army civilian, 48, Temple Hills, Md.|
|Lt. Col. Canfield D. Boone, U.S. Army, 54, Indiana|
|Ms. Donna Bowen, Department of the Army contractor, Verizon Communications|
|Sgt. First Class Olmedo Jose Orlando Calderon, U.S. Army, 44, Puerto Rico|
|Ms. Angelene Carter, Department of the Army civilian, 51, Forrestville, Md.|
|Ms. Sharon Carver, Department of the Army civilian, 38, Maryland|
|Mr. John J. Chada, Department of the Army civilian, 55, Manassas, Va.|
|Ms. Ada M. Davis, Department of the Army civilian, 57, Camp Springs, Md.|
|Lt. Col. Jerry D. Dickerson, U.S. Army, 41, Mississippi|
|Ms. Amelia V. Fields, Department of the Army civilian, 36, Dumfries, Va.|
|Dr. Gerald Fisher, Department of the Army contractor, Booz-Allen and Hamilton|
|Mr. Cortz Ghee, Department of the Army civilian, 54, Reiserstown, Md.|
|Ms. Brenda C. Gibson, Department of the Army civilian, 59, Falls Church, Va.|
|Col. Ronald F. Golinski RET (USA), Department of the Army civilian, 60, Columbia, Md.|
|Ms. Diane Hale-McKinzy, Department of the Army civilian, 38, Alexandria, Va.|
|Ms. Carolyn B. Halmon, Department of the Army civilian, 49, Washington, D.C.|
|Ms. Sheila Hein, Department of the Army civilian, 51, University Park, Md.|
|Maj. Wallace Cole Hogan Jr., U.S. Army, 40, Florida|
|Mr. Jimmie Holley, Department of the Army civilian, 54, Lanham, Md.|
|Ms. Peggie Hurt, Department of the Army civilian, 36, Crewe, Va.|
|Lt. Col. Stephen Neil Hyland, Jr., U.S. Army, 45, California|
|Sgt. Maj. Lacey B. Ivory, U.S. Army, 43, Missouri|
|Lt. Col Dennis M. Johnson, U.S. Army, 48, Wisconsin|
|Ms. Brenda Kegler, Department of the Army civilian, 49, Washington, D.C.|
|Mr. David W. Laychak, Department of the Army civilian, 40, Manassas, Va.|
|Maj. Stephen V. Long, U.S. Army, 39, Georgia|
|Mr. Terrance Lynch, Department of the Army contractor, Booz-Allen and Hamilton|
|Ms. Teresa M. Martin, Department of the Army civilian, 45, Stafford, Va.|
|Ms. Ada L. Mason, Department of the Army civilian, 50, Springfield, Va.|
|Lt. Col. Dean E. Mattson, U.S. Army, 57, California|
|Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude, U.S. Army, 53, Indianapolis, Ind.|
|Mr. Robert J. Maxwell, Department of the Army civilian, 53, Manassas, Va.|
|Ms. Molly McKenzie, Department of the Army civilian, 38, Dale City, Va.|
|Maj. Ronald D. Milam, U.S. Army, 33, Oklahoma|
|Ms. Odessa V. Morris, Department of the Army civilian, 54, Upper Marlboro, Md.|
|Mr. Ted H. Moy, Department of the Army civilian, 48, Silver Springs, Md.|
|Ms. Diana B. Padro, Department of the Army civilian, 55, Woodbridge, Va.|
|Spec. Chin Sun Pak, U.S. Army, 24, Oklahoma|
|Capt. Clifford L. Patterson, U.S. Army, 33, Alexandria, Va.|
|Mr. Scott Powell, Department of the Army contractor, BTG Inc.|
|Ms. Deborah A. Ramsaur, Department of the Army civilian, 45, Annadale, Va.|
|Ms. Rhonda S. Rasmussen, Department of the Army civilian, 44, Woodbridge, Va.|
|Ms. Martha M. Reszke, Department of the Army civilian, 36, Stafford, Va.|
|Ms. Cecelia E. Richard, Department of the Army civilian, 41, Fort Washington, Md.|
|Mr. Edward V. Rowenhorst, Department of the Army civilian, 32, Fredricksburg, Va.|
|Ms. Judy Rowlett, Department of the Army civilian, 44, Woodbridge, Va.|
|Mr. Robert Russell, Department of the Army civilian, 52, Oxen Hill, Md.|
|Chief Warrant Officer William R. Ruth, U.S. Army, 57, Maryland|
|Ms. Marjorie C. Salamone, Department of the Army civilian, 53, Springfield, Va.|
|Lt. Col. David M. Scales, U.S. Army, 45, Cleveland, Ohio|
|Ms. Janice Scott, Department of the Army civilian, 46, Springfield, Va.|
|Mr. Michael L. Selves, Department of the Army civilian, 54, Fairfax, Va.|
|Ms. Marian H. Serva, Department of the Army civilian, 47, Stafford, Va.|
|Mr. Don Simmons, Department of the Army civilian, 58, Dumfries, Va.|
|Ms. Cheryle D. Sincock, Department of the Army civilian, 53, Dale City, Va.|
|Lt. Col. Gary F. Smith, U.S. Army (Ret.), Department of the Army civilian,55, Alexandria, Va.|
|Ms. Patricia J. Statz, Department of the Army civilian, 41, Tacoma Park, Md.|
|Ms. Edna L. Stephens, Department of the Army civilian, 53, Washington D.C.|
|Sgt. Maj. Larry L. Strickland, U.S. Army, 52, Washington|
|Maj. Kip P. Taylor, U.S. Army, 38, Michigan|
|Ms. Sandra C. Taylor, Department of the Army civilian, 50, Alexandria, Va.|
|Sgt. Tamara C. Thurman, U.S. Army, 25, Alabama|
|Mr. Willie Q. Troy, Department of the Army civilian, 51, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.|
|Lt. Col. Karen J. Wagner, U.S. Army, 40, Texas|
|Ms. Meta L. Waller, Department of the Army civilian, 60, Alexandria, Va.|
|Staff Sgt. Maudlyn A. White, U.S. Army, 38, Christianstead, St. Croix, Virgin Islands|
|Ms. Sandra L. White, Department of the Army civilian, 44, Dumfries, Va.|
|Mr. Ernest Willcher, Department of the Army contractor, Booz-Allen and Hamilton|
|Maj. Dwayne Williams, U.S. Army, 40, Alabama|
|Mr. Edmond Young, Department of the Army contractor, BTG Inc.|
|Ms. Lisa L. Young, Department of the Army civilian, 36, Germantown, Md.|
|PENTAGON DEFENSE AGENCIES|
|Allen Boyle, Fredericksburg, Va.|
|Rosa Maria (Rosemary) Chapa, Springfield, Va.|
|Sandra N. Foster, Clinton, Md.|
|Robert J. Hymel, Woodbridge, Va.|
|Shelley A. Marshall, Marbury, Md.|
|Patricia E. (Patti) Mickley, Springfield, Va.|
|Charles E. Sabin, Burke, Va.|
|Karl W. Teepe, Centreville, Va.|
American Airlines Flight 77
The USS Cole
In Memory of:
|Information Systems Technician Tim Gauna, of Rice, Texas|
|Signalman Seaman Recruit Cherone Louis Gunn, of Rex, Georgia|
|Lakeina Monique Francis, of Woodleaf, North Carolina|
|Ensign Andrew Triplett, of Macon, Mississippi|
|Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronchester Santiago, of Kingsville, Texas|
|Seaman Craig Wibberley, of Williamsport, Maryland|
|Kevin Shawn Rux, of Portland, North Dakota|
|Seaman Recruit Lakiba Nicole Palmer, of San Diego, California|
|Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter, of Mechanicsville, Virginia|
|Engineman 2nd Class Marc Nieto, of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin|
|Electronics Warfare Technician 3rd Class Ronald Scott Owens, of Vero Beach, Florida|
|Electronics Technician 1st Class Richard Costelow, of Morrisville, Pennsylvania|
|Fireman Apprentice Patrick Roy, of Keedysville, Maryland|
|Engineman Fireman Joshua Parlett, of Churchville, Maryland|
|Fireman Gary Graham Swenchonis, of Rockport, Texas|
|Seaman James Rodrick McDaniels, of Norfolk, Virginia|
|Operations Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Lamont Saunders, of Ringgold, Virginia|
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