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.
World Trade Center & Pentagon Memorial Site
It has been brought to our attention that a shortage of nurses exists throughout the United States. We hope that this message encourages just one of you to become a nurse.
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
Heroes of Flight 93
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|
Special Thanks to:
Nic Stransky, Scott Adams and Don Hopkins for all of their hard work, Rich and Kay Barbieri and Mike Ippolito for donating web domains, InfoMagic.net for hosting memorial sites, David D of CandidHosting.com for hosting memorial sites, Doug Friend of Register4Less.com for donating additional domain names. A special thanks also goes out to all who contributed words and images of inspiration. The memorial sites could not have been done without all of your involvement. Thank you and God Bless America.
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