Friday, September 10, 2010

September 11, 2001~ May We Never Forget

Mary Teresa Caulfield......a wife, mother, daughter, sister and an aunt was among those who lost their lives in the North Tower of the World Trade Center that sunny and clear morning, September 11, 2001.  She was an executive assistant working in her office at Marsh & Mc Lennan, an insurance company.
On September 11, 2002 one of my co-workers went by the 'Y'  before she came into the office.  As she entered the 'Y' there was a table that held business size cards of tributes to the victims of 09-11-01.  Julia gathered up enough of them for those of us already at work and when she came in , she stopped at each desk to let us choose a card.  I chose Mary Teresa Caulfield because she was very close to my age. 

Mary Teresa you would be 67 years old now, you probably would be retired and no doubt would have taken that dream vacation with your husband, James. Maybe even grandchildren have been born, that will never know you.  But all those dreams were cut short in an instant by a senseless act of a few.  A senseless act of hatred, that most of the people in this world still can't understand.

I 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, September 11, 2001.

To the family and friends of Mary Teresa...please know that as long was I live, I will carry this card with me.  I pray that God continues to comfort you and bring you peace as the years go by.

May we never forget those who left us that day and may we never forget those few who brought about this horrible event.