Mary Teresa Caulfield~a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister and an aunt was among those who lost their lives in the north tower of the World Trade Center that sunny & clear morning September 11, 2001. She was an executive assistant working in her office at Marsh & McLennan, an insurance company.
On September 11, 2002, one of my co-workers went to the Y before she came to work in the afternoon. As she entered the Y, there was a table that held business size cards of tributes to the victims of 9-11-01. Julia gathered up enough of them for those of us at work and when she came in she stopped at my desk first, and let me have my choice of "victim" cards. I chose Mary Teresa Caulfield because she was very close to my age. Mary Teresa...you would be 65 now, probably you'd be retired or planning retirement. You'd perhaps be planning that trip you and your husband James always dreamed of taking. But all those dreams were cut short in an instant by the senseless acts of a few. A senseless act of hatred, that most of the people of this world can't even understand.
Mary Teresa, I still carry that little green card with your name and the fact that you were confirmed dead in the World Trade Center that day~ that horrible day~09-11-2001.
To the family and friends of Mary Teresa.....please know that as long as I live, I will carry this card with me...I will pray that God continues to comfort you and bring you peace as the years go by.
May we never forget those who left us on that day.