of the brave....
Our hearts are
heavy with sadness, we have lost a dear member of our family in the September
11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. NY Fire Fighter Peter
Brennan, of Rescue 4, selflessly gave his life in order to save others.
Peter was my brother-in-law. He married my sister Erica in 1995. He was
only 30 years old at the time of his passing. He leaves behind a wife,
22-month-old daughter Anna and an unborn son due in January - the week
of their wedding anniversary.
"We miss you
dear brother and we are intensely proud of the way you lived your life
and of your ultimate sacrifice. You left us too soon."
links to newspaper
articles about Peter Brennan:
on any tuesday
morning, you would find us
doing what we did
to survive, to provide, to assist,
each of us a cog in the wheel of life,
each of us a piece of family, of commerce,
of city, state, and country,
and each of us innocent of knowing
we would have to be heroes, each of us and you,
who carry on despite your anguish and your pain,
you must live for us bravely, weaving a future
out of the fabric of our unmanifested dreams.
every tuesday morning
and on all the other days of these numb weeks
we will be watching, we angels from the towers,
needing you to know our souls never touched the ground,
and even if you can't put your arms around us,
you can wrap your memory around our smiles;
may the spirit of compassion and unity inside you now
be our eternal gift to you, never to be lost.
we don't need to
ride an elevator
one hundred ten stories anymore
to get a glimpse of heaven
. - Linda Marie
Our thoughts and prayers are
with all of the families. Heartfelt thanks goes out to the rescue workers
and their families as well. God Bless.
Wayne, Gina & Brandon Simonsma Elk Grove, CA
I have to say that
it has helped to restore my faith in humanity to see all the support and
acts of solidarity from around the world. Seeing tearful support from
countries that I would otherwise expect to offer only token condolences
and unusual acts of unity with my country's devastated spirit brought
tears to my eyes and showed me that the tears I have cried in the past
for them in their hours of pain, have always been worth my grief. Thank
you to every country, every person who has been affected by this horrible
moment in world history. It is nice that we can stand together, not as
a nations, not as races, but as human beings and say, "We will not tolerate
the destruction of human life! We will not stay silent!" Thank you to
every nation, every race, every people who now stands beside its' American
brothers and sisters to take a stand against these clear acts of war upon
Love and Peace, Shannon and Chris
I would like
to send my deepest condolences to the families involved in this tragic
incident. May God bless you and help you through this event. My heartfelt
sympathies are with you...
and I still can't get over the shock that we initially had. We now are
both absorbed with grief and disbelief. We send our regards to the families
that have been hurt by this tragedy.
~Hanna and Joel
Friday Night at 7:00 p.m. step out
your door, stop your car, or step out of your establishment and light
a candle. We will show the world that Americans are strong and united
together against terrorism. Please pass this to everyone on your e-mail
list. We need to reach everyone across the United States quickly.
The message: WE STAND UNITED - WE WILL NOT TOLERATE TERRORISM.
We need press to cover this -- we need the world to see
TRIBUTE TO THE UNITED STATES
This, from a Canadian newspaper, is worth sharing.
America: The Good Neighbor. Widespread but only partial news coverage
was given recently to a remarkable editorial broadcast from Toronto by
Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television Commentator. What follows is the
full text of his trenchant remarks as printed in the Congressional Record:
"This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the
most generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth.
Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy were lifted
out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars
and forgave other billions in debts. None of these countries is today
paying even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States.
When France was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans
who propped it up, and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on
the streets of Paris. I was there. I saw it. When earthquakes hit distant
cities, it is the United States that hurries in to help. This spring,
59 American communities were flattened by tornadoes. Nobody helped. The
Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped billions of dollars into discouraged
countries. Now newspapers in those countries are writing about the decadent,
warmongering Americans. I'd like to see just one of those countries that
is gloating over the erosion of the United States dollar build its own
airplane. Does any other country in the world have a plane to equal the
Boeing Jumbo Jet, the Lockheed Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10? If so, why
don't they fly them? Why do all the International lines except Russia
fly American Planes? Why does no other land on earth even consider putting
a man or woman on the moon? You talk about Japanese technocracy, and you
get radios. You talk about German technocracy, and you get automobiles.
You talk about American technocracy, and you find men on the moon - not
once, but several times - and safely home again. You talk about scandals,
and the Americans put theirs right in the store window for everybody to
look at. Even their draft-dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are
here on our streets, and most of them, unless they are breaking Canadian
laws, are getting American dollars from ma and pa at home to spend here.
When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down through
age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them. When the Pennsylvania Railroad
and the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an old caboose.
Both are still broke. I can name you 5000 times when the Americans raced
to the help of other people in trouble. Can you name me even one time
when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don't think there
was outside help even during the San Francisco earthquake. Our neighbors
have faced it alone, and I'm one Canadian who is damned tired of hearing
them get kicked around. They will come out of this thing with their flag
high. And when they do, they are entitled to thumb their nose at the lands
that are gloating over their present troubles. I hope Canada is not one
Stand proud, America! Wear it proudly!! This is one of the best editorials
that I have ever read regarding the United States. It is nice that one
man realizes it. I only wish that the rest of the world would realize
it. We are always blamed for everything, and never even get a thank you
for the things we do. I would hope that each of you would send this to
as many people as you can and emphasize that they should send it to as
many of their friends until this letter is sent to every person on the
web. I am just a single American that has read this, TRIBUTE TO THE UNITED
To the victims and families
involved in this terrible matter. My heart is bleeding, how can anybody
do this? All my love and prayers go out to you.
would like to send me condolences to the friends and families of the many
victims from the attack on America that took place September 11, 2001.
is a catastrophic and unforgettable event to have taken place. It's almost
surreal, and unbelievable that this has happened. But I am sure it is
very real to those people who survived the attack, or those who lost a
I hope the people responsible pay for what they have done, and I hope
America can prevent anything like this from happening again.
as American have to now band together and be stronger than we ever have.
We must come together as a nation, put aside our differences, and be proud
of our country.
May our Heros Rest In Peace.
God Bless The USA. ~Eric Adams, 21, Somerset, KY