Monday, September 11, 2006

A Day of Remembrance September 11, 2006

Five years ago today, we lost 13 of our close associates, thousands of neighbors, and our offices at 1 World Trade Center.

On the second anniversary of September 11, a four-by-four-foot stone memorial plaque was dedicated to the memory of those lost in the tragedy. Located in the lobby wall in the MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, New York, the memorial honors those we lost and celebrates the ingenuity and adaptability of our workforce. Etched into the plaque are the names of each colleague lost and a phrase that reads,
"Together we will show the world that the things that comprise the American Spirit, our hope and humanity, our dreams and our love, are not kept in buildings, but in ourselves."
Following are the names of those recognized on the memorial plaque:
Edward Beyea
Vivian Casalduc
Brenda Conway
Elvira Granitto
Winston Grant
Ramon Grijalvo
Cynthia Giugliano
Lorraine Lee
Jerome Lohez
Alexander Ortiz
Andgela Scheinberg
Ayleen Santiago
Abraham Zelmanowitz

This is part of an article from our company intranet site. I don't think anyone will mind that I have quoted it here. This was just one of the many Blues under our corporate umbrella, but we are all family. I did not know any of these individuals personally, but their loss is still felt, today more than most days. I pray peace and strength to their families and to the families of all who lost a loved one on this date five years ago.

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