Tag Archives: September 11

A 9/11 Legacy

Twelve years after she died in the World Trade Center, Maria Rose Abad’s obituary Guest Book has been flooded today with messages from children thanking her and her husband for their kindness and generosity. Intrigued, we looked into their story, … Continue reading

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Legacy of a 9/11 victim

A 41 year old patrolman who had worked for the New York Police Department for 17 years, Robert Fazio Jr. was three years away from retirement when he saw the first plane hit the World Trade Center.  He was called from … Continue reading

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September 11: Paying tribute in quilt blocks

In the months following the attacks of September 11, 2011, quilters joined together to create memorial quilt squares that paid tribute to each victim. Each quilter created a block in honor of a specific victim, and the blocks were combined … Continue reading

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September 11: World Trade Center cross

Two days after the attacks of September 11, one of the workers helping with the recovery and cleanup efforts discovered an intact steel beam cross amidst the rubble. The cross was left in place for several weeks, and became a … Continue reading

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September 11: A day of mourning

The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was recently back to work after having taken a long honeymoon vacation. I was working in HR at the time and entered my boss’ office to prepare for a meeting. I overheard some … Continue reading

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September 11: Meditating on a piece of steel

On September 11, I will remember the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks as I have every year since that awful day: I will be in church, meditating on a piece of steel from the fallen World Trade Center, and praying … Continue reading

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September 11: How will you remember and pay tribute?

I’ll be spending Sunday helping out at a local farm. It might seem like an odd thing to do, totally unrelated to the anniversary, and maybe on the surface it is. I didn’t plan it as a 9/11 tribute; it … Continue reading

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September 11: Ordinary people doing ordinary things

September 11, 2001 was a beautiful, sunny, late-summer day in northern Virginia. It was Tuesday morning, and I was busy getting ready for work when my husband called up the stairs and told me there was something on TV that I should come down … Continue reading

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September 11: Where were you?

When I heard about the first plane, that’s all I thought it was… just a fluke. I was at the Naval Amphibious Base in Little Creek, VA. At the time, I was attached to a 10-man search and rescue team in the … Continue reading

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September 11: Legacy.com team members remember

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, we asked Legacy.com team members questions about their thoughts, memories, and experiences. Throughout this week, we’ll be sharing some of their responses on our blog. Share a memory of kindness … Continue reading

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