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My thoughts go to all the families, parents and children. Hopes for a better world.

 
A BU student
BU Student
14 September 2001
 

Thank you so much for the opportunity to express my deepest sorrows over the horrible events that happened this week and to say to the members of my BU family who suffered and died as a result, God bless you and take you to a place of eternal peace and happiness.

 
Freshman
BU Student
14 September 2001
 

Let me be one but one of many who offers his prayers and deepest sympathies to the families of Mark, Lisa, Tom, and Brian. Like many, I can scarcely comprehend the images that have flashed before my eyes over the past several days. However, while our hearts are heavy, our resolve is strong. The perpetrators of this crime against humanity and the American people failed to understand that ours is a Nation in which the principle of individual freedom is exceeded only by our commitment to protect that freedom. As I sit here on Capitol Hill I can tell you that we will find who is responsible, we will hold them accountable, and we will persevere. Meanwhile, we must know that the memory of our fellow alumni and classmates will live on with the memory of this tragedy. To the families -- a nation shares in your unspeakable loss.

 
Lucas Caron
BU Alumni
14 September 2001
 

If I've learned anything from this horrific event, it's to live for today and to tell everyone you love that you love them every chance you get because you never know when that opportunity will be stripped from you.

 
David Dang
Friend of BU
14 September 2001
 

In the uncertainty and confusion of the moment, while our flags fly at half-mast, remember the eloquent words of Francis Scott Key that fateful night in September, 1814, during the Battle for Baltimore, when he glimpsed the American Flag flying high over Fort McHenry -- that our star-spangled banner "still waves o'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave." To all of you who feel the sharp pain and the righteous fury in your hearts, to those whose eyes tear with bitter frustration at a descipicable act by a faceless enemy - We are Americans, and Justice will be done.

 
Ezra
BU Student
15 September 2001
 

We'll remember this terror ever.All the countryheros and innocent people will stay in our heart forever.But war is not the answer.The only way out is get the one who did this bad things to punish.No more innocent people to die for.

 
pete
A Visitor
15 September 2001
 

I was so young to learn that we are temporarily in this world and that life is so precious. Life is just a coincidence and often we are supposed to be lucky and doesn't matter where we live geographically . What matters is to live and appreciate it. In USA everyone has the chance to go for. Personally I invite everyone in the prayer for those who lost their life, for the families that won't have their lovers close to them, for the community that will miss their friends and will have to tell a lot to the new generation in the future, for thousands of broken hearts that won't be the same anymore. The prayer will last long until we are going to be used sharing and living with these memories, until the conscience of this great country will find peace. BU Staff 15 September, 2001

 
A Capa
BU Staff
15 September 2001
 

Looking at the gallery of BU students suffering through this tragedy, I am reminded of those of us a BU generation earlier (CAS'70/GSM '72) who sat in front of our TV sets and radios and suffered through the losses of Martin Luther King (BU '55) and Robert Kennedy...in the same dorms, on the same campus. We overcame then...and we'll overcome now. There ARE better days ahead for peace, freedom and for each of us with humanity in his/her soul. It also strikes me that when national crises occur, BU students and grads absorb a disproportionate share of the suffering, probably because we tend to be involved and in positions "where the action is" in life, perhaps that is what BU prepares us for...to take charge, lead and be where mankind needs us most. That's what makes a BU family member so special and not just another "College Joe". Believe me when I say, "Better Days Are Ahead!"

 
Matthew Smith
BU Alumni
15 September 2001
 

Lisa, It was only a couple months ago that I last saw you. you were wearing your trademark smile that everyone seems to remember you by. I have known you since our days at St. John's in 8th grade when i held a school boy's crush on you. Then graduated together at Trabuco Hills HS. Although we never really got to know eachother outside of school i knew that if i did you would have affected my life and the way i chose to live it. you will be missed more than you could ever imagined by everyone you have known. To Lisa's parents Tom and Melanie and her brother Daniel and best friend Jan, i wanted to make it by the house Thursday when Lisa's friends all stopped by but was unable. my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this time of loss. if there is anything i can do don't hesitate to ask. i will see you saturday for Lisa's services. God Bless.

 
Scott Kiker
A Visitor
15 September 2001
 

I can not help but share my feelings of loss, bewilderment, and general emptiness after this catastrophe. I remember my time at B.U. from '85 to '89, the specter of South African apartheid, the destruction of the Challenger, the bombing of Libya, air terror over Lockerbie, and the Soviet atrocities in Afghanistan. I had always hoped to see the world evolve and move away from that decade's demons of intolerance, bloodshed, and war. Sadly, I fear terror is escalating in frequency and ferocity. It sickens me. We must stand firm and united. We are Americans. With the world's help, or standing totally alone, we will survive and overcome.

 
Dr. C. Braga
BU Alumni
15 September 2001
 

I would like to thank the University for providing information about the tragedy and about those members of our BU community whose lives were taken from us. I hope that a permanent memorial will eventually be erected along the Charles River campus to honor their memory.

 
Robert Caplen, GRS and CAS 2001
BU Alumni
16 September 2001
 

My thoughts go out to anyone who has been affected by this horrific tragedy. One positive thing has ironically come out of the past events: The USA has really pulled together. People of all differences have come together donating, praying and supporting each other in this extremely painful time. The greatness and meaning of being an American will never be able to be terrorized or attacked. May God continue to bless us.

 
Jennifer George
BU Student
16 September 2001
 

Thank you for the opportunity to express my condolences to the families of Tom, Mark, Lisa, and Brian, and to all the families of all the victims and survivors. This event has instilled in me a new sense of connection to my fellow human beings, in particular those with whom I share commonalities. In particular I connect with Mark and Lisa, as I am a resident of LA, a Kings fan, and a So Cal native whose parents, I'm sure, worried their own hearts out every time I boarded an American Airlines flight to come home from Boston. I hope that all of us can learn to find connections in others, and in the human spirit, in our everyday lives from now on. With these connections, we become a family, and as a family we can keep the world a peaceful, loving place.

 
Ingrid Moon
BU Alumni
16 September 2001
 

On September 11, 2001 faceless enemies of the United States took the lives of our loved ones and fellow Americans. We morn this tragic loss and pray that it will never happen again. We sing our national songs and now post the American flag in our windows, a sense of pride which only recently emerged in light of this tragidy. But who is really willing to take up arms and fight this enemy? Who is willing to give their lives in defense of this nation? Who is willing to set asside their own individual goals for the good of our great nation? I would honestly like to know how many would truthfully committ themselves to those challenges.....

 
Anonymous
BU Student
16 September 2001
 

I am in france but i love town of Boston and i was ther at the begin of the year. I study at the university of law. My thoughts go the Families of the victims. It is horrible to see these but GOD is with us. GOD BLESS AMERICA

 
Mactar
A Visitor
16 September 2001
 

I pray for all the families who have lost a loved one or friend in the horrid events on Tuesday. The shock and sadness hasn't left me and I beleieve will stay with me forever. My heart and prayers also go out to all the rescue workers working endless hours for life. And to those who lost their own to help another. In memory of New Jersey Port Authority Officer Marone.

 
KMV
BU Student
16 September 2001
 

Let us not despair. Let us not lash out in anger. Let us not turn against our neighbors because they are of the same religious or ethnic background as those who brought us harm. Let us be reasoned in our response. And let us try to see -- truly see, and understand -- the kernel of very real pain, suffering, and despair that is at the core of this extreme act.

 
Lori Dougherty
BU Staff
16 September 2001
 

My heart goes out to all who we have lost. Life will just not be the same...

 
Jeff Mandell
BU Alumni
16 September 2001
 

In God we trust.

 
Michael Cohen
A Visitor
16 September 2001
 

Words cannot express the loss and tragedy the victims of Tuesday's attack experienced as their lives were so brutally taken away. Such suffering is irredeemable. It goes to show the wasteful nature of hatred and ignorance, destroying so much that could have been so much. May God rid of us of such evil! And God bless all the families and loved ones of the victims who have nothing to cling on to but memories!

 
Ramya
BU Student
16 September 2001
 

God bless the tireless firefighters, police officers and volunteers....my heart goes out to those who have perished in this tragedy...may God give us the strength and patience to move on.

 
CWK
BU Student
16 September 2001
 

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

 
Anonymous
BU Faculty
16 September 2001
 

My close friend Paul Ambrose was killed in the plane that terrorists crashed into the Pentagon. Everyone who knew him loved Paul. All I can say is that I am ready to put my life in harm's way to prevent it from ever happening again, and I hope all of us in America feel the same.

 
Thomas Morgan, MD
BU Alumni
17 September 2001
 

Two mighty towers may have fallen and thousands of people may have died, but the foundation of our country remains strong. The United States of America is the greatest country in the world because of the individuals and families that comprise it. The actions of these terrorists should not drive us to become terrorists ourselves. We should not judge, persecute, or intimidate those who may be followers of Islam or Arab Americans. To do so is wrong and serves no purpose in terms of retribution for the events which took place on September 11, 2001. Let civility and justice lead the way. May all the victims rest in peace, and may God watch over us all.

 
Kevin
BU Student
17 September 2001
 

This is a trying time for all of us. And I know how it is to have lost someone (a week before what happened in New York, my grandmother (from natural causes and best friend (brain cancer ,age 19)died . I am so sad but God will comfort us all. We must unite and be strong and support each other. God Bless...

 
Robert D. Smith ,ENG 04
BU Student
17 September 2001
 

In questi tragici momenti vi siamo tutti vicini dall'Italia.

 
Daniela
BU Student
17 September 2001
 

I am currently in Istanbul, Turkey, but I spent some most beautiful moments of my life in NYC and Boston. I want to say that I was really horrified by the Tuesday, Sep.11th attacks. I convey my condolences to the American people and to those who have lost a loved one. This horrible attack was made not only to the American people but also to those who have stuggled for a better world. I hope this horrible event will motivate us to work harder and faster towards establishing worldpeace. Peace Bulent...

 
Bulent Keles
BU Student
17 September 2001
 

The terrorists who did this despicable act are enemies of any religion. Islam forbids suicide and murder. What we saw was an act of evil. Let us all stand together to work for good, rather than evil.

 
Anonymous
Friend of BU
17 September 2001
 

Yesterday I was probably one of the last people to hear about the events that took place in New York and Washington DC since I was in class, even though I was in one of the places that is closely involved in the whole incident. When I got home and found out, I was glued to the TV, watching and waiting for information for many other people throughout this nation. I was affected by the incident itself and just by thinking of a million "what ifs" since when I heard about the flights it hit a bit close that they were on the same route (Boston to LA) that I occasionally take. Additionally, It was my feeling that the only person I would know that was even remotely close to the incident was John Johnson, and once I found out he was ok, my heart went out to those who have lost someone. But at the same time, I felt grateful that I was still alive and that I didn't have to experience that type of loss. However, everyone is greatly affected. When a student at my high school died a couple of years ago, my teacher, Mrs. Hillinger, explained the idea of "6 degrees of separation" - the idea that everyone in the world in connected by no more than 6 degrees, or people. I think now more than ever that is evident. Everywhere one looks, they see someone that has been greatly affected by a loss due to the incident. Today that became even more evident to me when I found out that someone I knew who went to BU School of Hospitality and Trabuco Hills High School with me was on the United Flight that crashed into the World Trade Center. This tie that each person has to everyone makes this incident all that more real. Its not just something on tv in what appears like a movie or something that is happening to a foreign country most of us will probably never visit; its happening to us. I just wanted to let you all know that I cherish each and every relationship I have, and have had in my life. I want to thank you for blessing my life by, at one point or another, being in it. I also want to express my sympathy for anyone else who has loss someone who was in their life. The only thing that I can think about and that I am trying to incorporate in my own life, is what my parents said to me last night, that is to just make sure each day counts, and has been worthwhile. I know that Lisa, who died in the crash, did that each and every day, and knowing that makes it a little easier to handle the reality of what has happened. It is a lesson to us all to do just that. I also wanted to say that I believe it is important to us help as much as we can, no matter how close or far we may be from the crash sites. My suggestion (just as you may have heard on the news) is to donate blood and or money. The American Red Cross Site (www.redcross.org) has been updating their site frequently with news and their involvement and they have set up a Disaster Relief Fund. For those of you in the New England area: a couple banks are saying that they will match any donation that you make. I don't know what to do to help... to help anyone and everyone, but this is all I can think of to do. Finally, I want to say thank you to the people who have called and IMed me to check to see how I am doing and making sure I am safe. I am safe, classes are continuing for those who feel they can go, and things are moving along here. We are a few miles removed from the Hotel, and other than emotionally, have not been affected by the investigation in Boston. Thank you for all, and you are all in my heart. Jennifer Arkin School of Hospitality Administration

 
Jennifer Arkin
BU Student
17 September 2001
 

I am a native New Yorker and I have lost dozens of friends in the WTC. I never thought about my BU family that might be part of this tragedy . It is apparent that this tragedy has touched all of us in ways that we don't yet. My heart goes out to the families of these individuals.

 
Phil Hoblin
BU Alumni
17 September 2001
 

I am so proud of my alma mater for creating such a wonderful medium in which to communicate with the other members of the BU and US communities which were affected by the terrible events on Tuesday. I was in Chicago on business when I got a call from my Mom telling me to turn on CNN. What I saw on the screen defied description, but it is something that will be able to be overcome. I am amazed by the outpouring of American spirit and pride that this event has evoked. From people holding doors open for each other to signs along highways, to BU alumni in NY offering shelter to those who need it, I could not be more proud of my country or of my school. My deepest sympathies are with those who lost loved ones on Tuesday. May you rest assured in the knowledge that they loved you, and that you will meet them again in a better place.

 
Ben Flaim
BU Alumni
17 September 2001
 

The power of hate reached out and struck us all on September 11, spreading its venom in all directions. It is so tempting to want to respond in kind, to strike out, especially at people in our path who appear different or who might share some similarity (like religion or nationality) with the attackers. Let us not respond with hate, but prove that the power of love and acceptance of difference is stronger than hate will ever be. Let us treat one another as individuals and not as symbols of things that we fear. When we reach out to our neighbors in kindness, we truly combat terrorism. Otherwise, we become what we hate!

 
Carole Bohn
BU Faculty
17 September 2001
 

I'm here in Seattle in breathless shock. I ache but I can't cry because the grief runs too deep. Like many others, I try to imagine what those last few moments must have been like for those passengers. I try to imagine the terror and I just can't. My heart goes out to everyone who died, and to everyone who loves them. I pray for this country. I pray for our future. I pray that we will have the wisdom to find the appropriate response, beyond retaliation and retribution. I pray that we will find a new level of justice, tempered with compassion. I was born at the end of Vietnam, so have never experienced this kind of national tragedy. I've been walking through life blissfully ignorant. I always thought these kinds of stories were safely contained in history books and the memories of our elders.

 
Jeaneen E. Granger, CAS '97
BU Alumni
17 September 2001
 

I would like to share my feelings of anger, sorrow and grief for what happened to our dear ones on 11th September,2001. Please make sure that this is not Islam 'cause the core of Islam is peace and love. I have long suffered at my homecountry, Egypt from the works of mad terrorists. They misuse Jihad (fighting enemies) to fight even their fellow country-men. Terrorism is a faceless, religionless and countryless act. May God bless the soul of those innocent people who paid their lives paying for an act they never committed. May God extend his mercy over those innocent people who are going to pay their lives as a price of a guilt they never did.

 
Hala Mohamed Eltonbary
A Visitor
17 September 2001
 

There are no words that can express the horror,shock, pain, loss. My heart goes out to all those who have lost someone of suffered in this terrible, barbaric, horrendous tragedy. We are all affected. The solidarity of Americans has been remarkable. We have come together to give our help, our support, to share our hearts, our tears, our love. We stand united and we must remain strong; we must have faith.We have been called the "sleeping giant." Well, wake up America......we are the most powerful nation in the world..let's prove it.

 
Marjorie Morris
BU Alumni
17 September 2001
 

I fear for the dark times that will plague us.

 
Gershon Blumstein
BU Student
17 September 2001
 

Lisa, You lived across the hall from me at Student Village. You were exceptional beyond words--your intelligence, sophistication, devotion to your friends, to school, your good nature, and so much more. I have lost a friend and a neighbor.

 
Jason Dieffenbacher
BU Alumni
17 September 2001
 

I raise my prayer to God for all the families and friends of all the inocent people who died in this tragedy. Also for all the BU community that wants to live in peace.

 
Ana
BU Parent
17 September 2001
 

This act of terrorism has attempted to overide our daily lives. The many victims are tragic, and I pray that the families and friends will go forward with the knowledge that those who are deceased would look down on them and say to move on with thier lives instead of mourning forever. The sadness will never fully pass, but the spirit of those now gone will always be with you. I wish you the best in your time of grief.

 
Ryan Lewis
BU Student
17 September 2001
 

As we all share in the horrifying shock and sadness of September 11th, take comfort in some of the encouraging and uplifting verses from the hymn "O God Our Help in Ages Past" - the words, written in 1719 by Isaac Watts ring ever so true today:
Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.
Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.
Time, like an ever rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.
Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.

 
Anonymous
BU Staff
17 September 2001
 

No words can express the sadness and horror that we are all feeling. As a community, we need to honor those that we have lost in this tragic event.

 
Doreen
BU Staff
17 September 2001
 

Sadness takes my heart Friends, you will be sorely missed Peace be with you now. -In memory of Micky (SMG '95), and his wife Rahma

 
Bernard, SMG '95
BU Alumni
17 September 2001
 

I want to offer the families of those who perished in last Tuesday's horrific attack my deepest condolences. Their memories shall never die. The senseless attacks on NY, a place I call home, will forever be etched in my mind as well as the minds of my fellow Americans. But we shall overcome, and I have seen that here. Everyone here in NY has been so supportive and committed. I would like to thank all of them for their hard work and love of this City and nation. I want to thank all of you Terriers too for all of your thoughts, prayers and donations. God Bless NY, BU and USA!

 
Christine Waelde
BU Alumni
17 September 2001
 

I'm scared. It's ironic that suddently I feel I'd be safer back home, in Israel.

 
Tamar Rinaldi
BU Staff
17 September 2001
 

Words alone can't express the pain and sorrow that our nation and the BU Community are suffering through. My thoughts, prayers and love go out to the families of those who lost loved ones. Their memory will last forever as part of our great nations history.

 
NYC Alumni Care
BU Alumni
17 September 2001
 

'Their, but for the grace of God, go I.'

 
Marcia DePace
BU Alumni
18 September 2001
 

I am a grad of COM, and I would like to send all my prayers and blessings to everyone, in this time of uncertainty. I used to work at William M. Mercer - 2 WTC on the 54th floor and for the grace of God; I was not there that day. Everyday we must thank God and count our blessings for life. God bless everyone from BU. Boston University was one of the best times of my life and I thank God for those blessed memories.

 
Marissa Osbourne
BU Alumni
18 September 2001
 

I feel great sorrow for those that have past from the hard blows against our nation. For their families and friends that grieve, I pray that you recieve comfort from those around you no matter who they are. May unity and love heal our wounds and let our gvernment do the rest.

 
Mitch W. R.
BU Student
18 September 2001
 

God bless all of the victims and their families. Now we must stand united as a nation to combat this evil. May God bless all of America and the rest of the good people in the world as well.

 
Nikolaos M. Ligris BUA '99, CAS '01
BU Alumni
18 September 2001
 

I hurt inside for all those who lost their lives, lost loved ones and who have otherwise suffered due to this tragedy. An oft used term..."The sleeping giant" is indeed appropriate now...He will not forget and complacency, I believe, will become a forgotten word. Let us all resolve to maintain and enhance those bonds that unite us as one...a strong and resilient folk of the finest nation in history...we are not perfect, but as a united people, the sky shall be the limit. CLA 1966

 
Carl E. Johnson Jr. MD 1966
BU Student
18 September 2001
 

My prayers and thoughts go for everyone who is feeling angry at this time, please know that revenge is NOT justice and that if we don't restrain ourselves and act like the human beings we are our world could be in danger. In war there is no good vs. evil. . . all become evil in times of war. Lets not wish any more suffering on our world. . .

 
Cecilia Duran
BU Student
18 September 2001
 

Even as the days go by the reality of this horrible event is almost too much to grasp. I am thankful that my friends and family are all okay, but I cannot find comfort in that fact because for so many others their friends and family were taken from them by this terrible tragedy. I am from New Jersey and have spent my summers living in New York, so I have heard many "close call" stories from the people I care about. I know they could have easily been taken as well. In times like this it's hard to find comfort in anything at all, but I received an e-mail today that made me feel a little better. I subscribe to a "daily buddhist wisdom" e-mail, and usually I just skim it over, but today's words really hit home. "A man long absent comes home safe from afar. His kin, his friends, his companions, delight in his return. In just the same way, when you've done good and gone from this world to the world beyond, your good deeds receive you-- as kin, someone dear come home." Dhammapada, 16, translated by Thanissaro Bhikku Although there is no way to ease the pain of losing someone dear, keep in your hearts that the members of our BU family and others we have lost have been embraced by the wonderful things they did and the way they brightened the lives of others in their precious time on earth. Let the love of those around you carry you through the pain . . ."Doubt the stars are fire, doubt the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love." -William Shakespeare. Keep love in your hearts- don't let hate win. . .peace, and God bless . . .

 
Rachel R.
BU Student
18 September 2001
 

So many friends and family of mine came so close. I feel so lucky. I never thought that I would have to be this lucky. I hope that everyone gets a new sense of appreciation for all that we have to be greatful for. I'd also like to express my deepest regrets to all the families and friends who lost loved ones in this tragedy. I am so so sorry.

 
Sarah
BU Student
18 September 2001
 

My sincere condolences to people who lost their loved ones... We remember them in our heart.

 
Myungchan Kim
BU Alumni
18 September 2001
 

There are no words that anyone can say to someone who has lost a loved one, except, God loves you and so do I.

 
Tina
BU Parent
18 September 2001
 

In the midst of this tragedy and resulting anger, we must remember not to persecute those fellow Americans who are of Middle Eastern descent...

 
Lisa Murphy
BU Alumni
18 September 2001
 

I pray for all those who have lost loved ones in this hateful act of terrorism. And to every one who was affected by this, God is with you always he will help us all get through this tragedy. I am still in shock about this, I could still hardly believe it.

 
Kristina
A Visitor
18 September 2001
 

My thoughts and prayers are with the families. I appreciate the time and effort that has gone into this website. Thank you, BU for keeping us informed.

 
Elizabeth
BU Alumni
18 September 2001
 

My prayers are to all those who have lost loved ones in this awful tragedy. As an alumnus of Boston University, I felt that we have lost a lot of members in our family. May God bring peace and love to all of you.

 
Abe Cabarubia
BU Alumni
18 September 2001
 

I cannot shed tears because I cannot comprehend the immense loss of each of these individuals. I take strength from their courage and hope we can all believe in a better tomorrow. Let us all pray for peace and understanding.

 

BU Student
18 September 2001
 

To quote another, Sweetness Follows... in the wake of our mourning, let us all treat each other a little kinder, hug a little longer, think a little deeper. Pray for tolerance, seek justice, embrace humanity. God bless us all.

 
Caeli Bourbeau
A Visitor
18 September 2001
 

Never have I seen people moving together as closely as in the past week. It is an unique sight to see people in Germany and all of Europe wearing American flags and holding each other`s hand while remembering the victims. Maybe this was the signal for us to move closer together and to really become a global cummunity. It is sad that it took such a tragic event and so many innocent lives to bring us together. Remember America: you are not alone. This was not only an attack on America, but on the entire Western World. We should all stand together and fight the evil.

 
Adriana Szanto
BU Alumni
18 September 2001
 

This past Saturday, September 15, I noticed a comment on the message board outside of Marsh Chapel. This individual wrote, in effect, that he mourned for the death of the terrorists because they were humans too. Unfortunately, someone had felt compelled to strike through what he wrote with a marker of a different color. Nevertheless, it could still be read. As I stood there, I watched other students come up and view the various thoughts written on the board. At one point, two young female students walked up. One pointed out to the other the comment that I just described. The second girl prompty proceeded to scribble out the comment to the point of illegibility. I just stared at her. Why is it that one person's hate is somehow more justified than someone else's? And why is it that the freedoms we fight and stand for only count when someone is saying something we agree with or find acceptable?

 
Scott S. Elliott
BU Student
18 September 2001
 

Although I have not lost any one personally in this great tragedy, I can tell you that there is nowhere in the western world that hasn't been touched by the evil that was committed on 11/09/01. God bless all of those who have suffered at the hands of this unspeakable violence and hatred. In Britain, we too feel the terror and the pain, as many of our citizens have also been lost. Let us now address ourslves to the task of weeding out this evil,and avenging those who have died. Rest assured, as our Prime Minister said, "we stand shoulder to shoulder" with you all at this terrible time.

 
JOANNE, UK.
A Visitor
18 September 2001
 

It took me really long to get in touch with reality from the time i heard of this tragedy. I am sure a lot of us feel the same, especially people who have lost their loved ones to this act of insanity. I continue to pray and hope for better days ahead for each one of us. I do not have enough words to comfort those in pain, but i can only say that in time we will all heal from the deep wounds inflicted by this catastrophe.

 
Kunjan Anjaria
BU Student
18 September 2001
 

My heart aches for the families and friends of the many victims of last week's tragedy. May God bless them and bless us all in the days to come. I pray for peace and the protection of all innocent lives throughout the world.

 
2001 grad
BU Alumni
18 September 2001
 

A fellow alum and friend sent me the remembrance link. AS an American, I am proud of the spirit shown by all of us. As a New Yorker, I have been overwhelmed by the support and love shown by the citizens of this great city and now as a BU alum I am touched by such a beautiful tribute established for the victims of the attacks. Thank you BU

 
William Mullin
BU Alumni
19 September 2001
 

I am touched by the photos from BU...living in New York, it means so much to see the emotion and support put forth in other cities, and specifically from BU.

 
Tracey Bayer
BU Alumni
19 September 2001
 

I would like to express my deepest sympathies and condolences to the people who lost their lives and to the families who lost their loved one. I studied at the School of Education of BU in 1999 as a visiting researcher from Japan. The memories at BU are still in my heart.

 
Toshikazu Kikuchi
A Visitor
19 September 2001
 

What a great site! Thank you for your hard work putting it together. I am sorry for all the families and friends who lost loved ones. I pray this never happens to us again. God Bless America!!

 
aimee segal/ Com 85/Sed 88
BU Alumni
19 September 2001
 

To my fellow BU Alum and current collegiates...I am so thankful that someone designed this web site so we can speak out against these terrible acts of terrorism, and remember those we have have lost. These attacks affect so many of us. My husband grew up with a flight attendant who was on a hijacked plane, and I have a close family friend in the special forces who has told us he will be "going away", and can't tell us anything more. Just to reassure people of the world's solidarity, my husband and I were travelling through Europe, specifically Switzerland, Germany, Holland, and England during and after the attack on the WTC and Pentagon. At every place of worship we passed in each country, there were American flags draped, candles lit, personal notes and posters written in German, Swiss, French, Dutch, and English -- and they all delivered a message of solidarity and peace for the US and the world. In Switzerland, a young man of about 22 stopped us on the street, and said "Are you American? Do you realize the WTC has been attacked? I am really sorry, and we're with you." We asked 2 German schoolgirls to translate a poster at the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, and it read, "Religion is just a thing, We are all humans, Love will conquer hate." Those who care about humanity in the world are with us, and we greatly outnumber those who threaten our way of life. So, don't be afraid, stand tall...because we are not alone.

 
Dec. 96 Grad
BU Alumni
19 September 2001
 

this is against humanity...

 
subhasish
BU Student
19 September 2001
 

I would like to express my deepest sympathies for all the victims of this despicable tragedy. The world changed last week, but life goes on. What can't destroy us only make us stronger. courage to everyone

 
Morris Soued
BU Alumni
19 September 2001
 

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost a loved one. We must remember to unite together to fight these monsters, but also cherish the memories we have of our loved ones.

 
A. Sabnis, CAS '01
BU Alumni
19 September 2001
 

Just as I grieve for the thousands who lost their lives, so do the thousands of others whose lives were affected by this tragic, senseless waste of life. The USA is valued becsause we open up our arms to all individuals of all nations so that we are the melting pot in this world. We, as a nation need to realize that today is vastly different from what used to be the norm. We need to stand firm against all aggression and remember to keep our "Freedom" we must be willing to go the distance. My heart breaks for the countless children whose lives will be forever changed by the seconds it took for the planes to crash. May all who have affiliations with those small, innocent lives try to teach them that though this world is cruel and harsh, being here in the USA is the best that this world has to offer them and they are our FUTURE. Maybe they will be strong enough to change the views of the few select psycho paths who try to push fear into the hearts of others. May GOD protect us and see us through to the ways of peace. God bless America !!!! Susan A visitor

 
Susan
A Visitor
19 September 2001
 

May this horrific incident remind us all to NEVER ever take our police departments, fire departments, and emergency service departments for granted. If you see a police car, a fire engine, or an ambulance headed in your direction, get out of the way. If you live in a neighborhood that has volunteer firefighters or EMT's...become one of those volunteers. Never take these men and women for granted...because they don't care what you look like, where you come from, or where you're going. They'll still be there, in times of crisis, helping you...maybe even saving your life. And they don't ever ask for anything in return. They are just men and women who do their jobs and want to get home to their families. So the next time you're walking down Bolyston Street...and you pass the BFD across from the Convention Center...just say thank you.

 
A New Yorker
BU Alumni
19 September 2001
 

We are better people for having known you. You touched the lives of everyone in the Chicago Freeze family. Our heart aches for your family. St.Charles, IL

 
Guy and Renee Perron
A Visitor
19 September 2001
 

I cannot help crying, and feel selfish. I send all my love to the relatives of the victims and my warmest condoleances. Barnbara

 
Barbara Cavuoto
BU Alumni
20 September 2001
 

Our horor and grief are shared by the whole world. I was in the U.A.E. on 11 September and had to go to Oman right after. All those who spoke to me were bitter about the inhuman acts, coveyed condolences, and felt our pain. God bless America.

 
Farouk El-Baz
BU Faculty
20 September 2001
 

We are not helpless in the face of this evil. We can all resolve to become better persons. We can choose to put more positive energy into this universe of ours. We can treat everyone with dignity. Love conquers all!

 
Kathleen Haley Talmadge
BU Alumni
20 September 2001
 

To all Friends and Alumni, Last week we have woken to a different world, wounded in pain. There are no words to express our deep feelings towards the enormous and horrifying tragedy, which is beyond any human’s imagination. This is a nightmare and a dark page in civilization history. There is so much injustice in the tragic loss of innocent lives. We, who experience a daily battle with cruel terrorism, where human life has no value, share with the American people the bleeding pain, and encourage, in these hard and confusing hours, there hands and hearts. We trust that the United State with its allies and loyal partners in full cooperation, will lead the almost impossible fight against terrorism in any corner in this world, in order to mercilessly destroy the cruel evil spread in our world and rebuild the hope to all of us, human beings, and promise a better future to our children. This is a painful war for our existence. Gidi Feingold Law 1992

 
Gidi Feingold
BU Alumni
20 September 2001
 

Angel's Wings I watched the towers crash to earth rage and tears with every broadcast; twin brothers fell while holding hands- we felt the screams across the Hudson. Among the broken dreams and bodies frustration colored thoughts and fears; but I listened close and recognized- the fluttering......of angels' wings. God Bless America. Monica Gomez - COM 2000

 
Monica Gomez
BU Alumni
20 September 2001
 

Last Tuesday's events were not only a crime against America, but towards humanity at large. God will never forgive those who caused pain of such terrible magnitude. I have great confidence that good will prevail over evil and the world will become a safer place to live in. I express deep sorrow over this horrific event ...

 
Vaibhav Poddar
BU Student
20 September 2001
 

God Bless...

 
Ray Larrow
BU Alumni
20 September 2001
 

My prayers go to those who were touched by the terrotist attacks on Sep. 11. God bless them and God Bless America.

 
X.J.YAN
Friend of BU
20 September 2001
 

In light of the recent events of terrorism in our country, I have been reminded of the important things in life. That life indeed is tenous and precious, and that the people that bring us any type of joy and happiness may, at any time be taken from us. Try to tell everyone you know that you love them, care for them and appreciate them greatly. To the families and friends who have lost loved ones; our hearts, thoughts, prayers and tears are with you.

 
C. Kiang-Volpe
BU Alumni
21 September 2001
 

The events of last Tuesday will forever be with all of us. This has been a difficult time for me...being from New York and having this hit so close to home. Even here in Boston it doesn't seem as detached as some of us might wish it was. I have faith that we can all come out of this as strong Americans in an even stronger nation that won't let terrorism reign. I hope we can all ban together to help as much as we can in the effort to restore New York, Washington and the world--and to send the message to these terrorists that we will not stand for these cowardly acts. I have come to realize how precious life really is...don't live it being bitter and angry. Enjoy life and support those who need it. Be a good friend. My heart goes out to all those who have suffered loss last week--whether it be a loved one...or your own sense of security. We WILL come out of this stronger than ever! God bless those in the military who are about to risk their lives for the very freedom they provide for us civilians. And to my fellow classmates at BU...we are the next generation who will be counted on to rebuild a stronger nation...so as we head into the real world come May...hold you're head high and know that we ARE the future. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

 
Nicole SAR '02
BU Student
21 September 2001
 

I am from Ankara,TURKEY.I got my master degree at the Geology Department in 1981.I am so sorry for all the families and friends who lost their loved one.My hearts and thoughts are with you all. Mehmet Sener Teoman GRS'81 BU Alumni

 
Mehmet S.Teoman
BU Alumni
21 September 2001
 

When things like this happen… I think a lot… perhaps too much. One thought that just entered my head is that what if this terrorism is plagiarized? Novels - of the likes of Tom Clancy, who wrote about hijackers crashing a plane into the Capitol Movies - of the likes of Die Hard or whatever. All those Hollywood movies that you complain are not realistic...well, it seems as though inconceivable tragedies such as this bestow the reality-status on them. Never again will I mock those seemingly improbable story-lines...in fact, I now suddenly find myself fearing them. Though those e-mails we’ve all been receiving are hoaxes… there are predictions of disaster in Nostradamus’ writings. Every organized religion follows its own time-honoured calendar, but it now appears as if organized terrorism has adopted a calendar of its own. I think Nostradamus' prophecies are self-sustaining creations. How better to gain credibility than by predicting the very future that it creates?? It's taken a tragedy of this magnitude to wake the developed world to the reality of terrorism and the fragility of their ostensibly impenetrable systems. What's scary is that the US has a history of being the most ruthless (can you blame it?) when it's been taken by surprise. We all know about Pearl Harbour and it's repercussions... Only difference now it that there's no discernible enemy "yet", but when there is, that's when the real burning will begin. And the sad but inevitable truth is that innocent people will die... because of the viciousness of a few... I just don't know... When things like this happen… I think a lot… perhaps too much. We all have things happen to us on a daily basis we term problems, issues… whatever. Suddenly those ‘problems’ have become trivial, dwarfed by this gigantic attack on the freedom of our world. We all have someone we know over in New York or Washington. The place they call home, where they all thought they were safe from all danger, isn't so safe anymore is it? I think for a moment 'what if this happened to my home?' It makes me cringe... me... sitting here miles and miles away from the cities concerned. What about them? I’m not religious… I have my reasons. But I do pray and I do hope that the families, friends and citizens of the world, including you and I, never have to witness or endure such terror in our lives ever again. What made me put all this down... i don't know. Perhaps i just needed to get it out of my head.... The clouds roll by... we go about our business... the world keeps turning... we’re still here... Peace. Love. Ravi

 
Raven Mantle
BU Student
21 September 2001
 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard among the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
--John McCrae

 
Anonymous
BU Staff
21 September 2001
 

My Bright Sky
I close my eyes and ponder on the big blue sky
I tell myself that when I wake it will shine bright
Horror, dispair grips my imagination, my eyes
I cannot see the sky shine bright
Visions flow of days gone by, but not forgotten
Images of a day with my bright sky and true colors
A dark cloud is a constant reminder of what we have lost
They wanted to shake us, weaken us, teach us a lesson
In many ways we are stronger as a people, as a Nation
Candles light our lifes with unrelenting resolve
Hatred weakens the heart but strengthens our might
We will fight for my bright sky
Javier Hernandez
Garfield, NJ

 
Javier Hernandez
BU Alumni
21 September 2001
 

To be read at the LA Memorial Service - September 20,2001 In memory of those we have lost from our community, We often think of community in terms of the people we know and the faces we recognize at a glance. But community extends far beyond that. It transcends state lines and the physical distance that separates the East and West Coasts. Community connects us to one another and is most important in times like these. Today we turn to those in our community for support, for comfort, in remembrance, and for hope. Our community is made up of many faces. Students at Boston University come from all 50 states and 125 countries. Faculty and staff join us from every corner of the world. Our 250,000 alumni are diverse and far-reaching. Yet we are similar and close-knit. We share many things in common and today we share in remembering those in our community whom we have lost and those who are missing. On behalf of the Alumni Relations team and the thousands of others from our community who wish they could be in Los Angeles with you this evening, we send our sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of those whom we have lost. We send hope that the future will shine brighter than today with the glowing memories of those we will remember forever. Lisa Frost, Sue Kim Hanson, Peter Hanson, Christine Hanson, and Mark Bavis had ties to the Los Angeles community. They, along with all the other members of the Boston University community whom we have lost, will always be a part of our community’s light, energy, thoughts, and future. With deepest sympathies, The Office of Alumni Relations

 
Ryan Townsley
BU Staff
21 September 2001
 

We will all never forget this horrible tragedy. Let us all pray for peace on earth.

 
Carole
BU Parent
21 September 2001
 

My thoughts and prayers are with all the families that were affected by this terrible tragedy. Hopefully one day we can all live together in a peaceful world.

 
Rachael
BU Student
22 September 2001
 

I never thought I would see the day when saying 'I am proud to be an American' would be an act of defiance.

 
Amanda Sidwell COM '02
BU Student
22 September 2001
 

My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families who lost a loved one in this tragedy. God bless you. --Tracy Quinn McLennan CAS and COM, 1994

 
Tracy Quinn McLennan
BU Alumni
23 September 2001
 

los mexicanos estamos con ustedes ¡y creemos en DIOS¡¡

 
Carlota Vázquez
A Visitor
23 September 2001
 

Let us all try to contribute to make this world a safer place to be...

 
Umakanth Goud Mogili
A Visitor
24 September 2001
 

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those that have lost loved ones in this national tragedy. And to a nation that now has lost it's innocence. I hope we can rise above the senseless bloodshed and not give in to the wills of evil people and attain justice without having to kill or injure innocent people. We must not make the same mistakes made years ago in our anger and grief. Please do not attack each other due to race, religious, or political beliefs. This country was built on a foundation of tolerance. Let us not make the mistake made in 1941 when a similar attack interned thousands of Japanese-Americans due to race. God bless the United States and all her diverse peoples and cultures.

 
Robert M. Baba
BU Alumni
24 September 2001
 

To the families of the victims of the terrible tragedy of September 11, 2001...our hearts will forever be heavy with your loss. To those who have given so much...you have reaffirmed my faith in humanity. May God bless you all. Sometimes in our darkest hour, it is then that we truly feel God's presence. I have felt Him in the Goodness and love that has gone out to the victims, their families and those persons who, even now work feverishly to find survivors amidst the chaos. Let us not forget that He will always be there for us.

 
Joel
Friend of BU
25 September 2001
 

As a person who was in Manhattan during the Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, I can tell you that it was an extremely terrifying experience. Unfortunately, the BU community was touched by this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who lost someone special on September 11, and to all of us who lost something else that day. I am extremely proud of the way that BU and the rest of the nation have come together in the wake of this disaster. I hope that the feelings of unity and togetherness being felt by Americans will continue into the future. Scott Mays CAS '01

 
Scott Mays
BU Alumni
25 September 2001
 

We will always remember....

 
Mario M. Choi
BU Alumni
26 September 2001
 

I noticed just how many people from Mass. were on the two flights out of Boston, and I realized what a sad day it was for the state. I lived in Mass. and New England for 2 1/2 years between 1996 and 2000, and love the region very much. Mass. has always given more than its share in all the U.S. does and accomplishes, and bears the weight of Sep. 11, 2001 perhaps more than any other state but New York.

 
David Pendery
BU Alumni
26 September 2001
 

My heart and prayers go out to all of those involved in anyway with the tragedy that occurred on 9/11/2001. My heart is broken for all affected...which is all Americans. I applaud our government and President Bush and his advisors for the wonderful job they are doing!God Bless America!!!!******

 
Deb Bonine
A Visitor
26 September 2001
 

"Heroes are remembered, but legends live forever..." -- Unknown

 
Touched At Heart
BU Alumni
26 September 2001
 

When we are drawn into the brotherhood or sisterhood of loss, tenderness seems to be our natural state. We are so vulnerable. Everything brushes against the raw wound of our grief, reminding us of what we have lost, triggering memories – a tilt of the head, a laugh, a way of walking, a touch, a particular conversation. These images are like beads strung together on the necklace of loss. Tenderly, we turn them again and again. We cannot bear them. We cannot let them go. Then, gradually, bit by bit, the binding thread of grief somehow transmutes, reconstitutes itself as a thread of treasured memories – a tilt of the head, a laugh, a way of walking, a touch, a particular conversation as gifts from the life we shared with the one we have lost, gifts that can never be taken away. Edward Hirsch

 

BU Staff
26 September 2001
 

I ache. I am torn between my heart and my head. I feel as if I have lost ten thousand possible friends. I am angrier than I have ever been in my life. And I have never been prouder to be an American.

 

BU Student
26 September 2001
 

My heart and emotions go out to Lisa's family, friends, and to all students and alumni of Boston University. We have all lost a great person and we should remember her for the happiness she has brought to all of our lives.

 
Neil Soni
BU Alumni
27 September 2001
 

If I have learned anything from what happened on Sept 11, it is that you should never take a moment of life for granted. Life is such a blessing but can be taken away in a heartbeat. Live life to the fullest everyday because you never know what will happen tomorrow. To all the families and friends of lost loved ones, may God mend your broken hearts and make you stronger everyday of your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. What was meant to tear us apart has only brought us closer together, and I thank God for that. May God Bless America

 
Nour Ghazi
BU Student
27 September 2001
 

So when at times the mob is sway'd
To carry praise or blame too far,
We may choose something like a star
To stay our minds on
and be staid.
-- Robert Frost

 
Anonymous
BU Staff
27 September 2001
 

My deepest condoleances go to the families, friends and loved ones of those who perished in the cowardly terrorist attacks of September 11. May Jesus and the lord take care of their souls.

 
RALPH SIOUFI - ENG MS
BU Student
27 September 2001
 

I am a student at Northern Arizona University. Your thoughts, comments, and this site of rememberence is an incredible tribute. I was accepted to BU in 1998, but changed plans to attend school in Arizona. I now know that I missed out on an amazing community and university. Thank you for this site.

 
Guy M. DeFazio
A Visitor
27 September 2001
 

I am saddened deeply when I see the pictures and stories of those who were killed. This site is a wonderful memorial to those people. This whole horrible attack has changed how I think about life. I don't take things for granted any more.

 
Dave
Friend of BU
28 September 2001
 

just remember mahatma Gandhis words in this tragic time: an eye for an eye will leave a world full of blind people! God bless the souls of all the victims,and give peace to their families and friends..Ameen!

 
Rabia sph '03
BU Student
28 September 2001
 

There is no doubt in my mind that this horrific event is one that will have a dramatic effect on our history as the human race. It is our nation's decision on the direction in which this change will head. By retaliating, we will only have an immediate impact on the world, until individuals like those responsible find alternative methods for bringing about evil. In the process of retaliation, our civilization will have found evil and vengeance, thus lifting the bar for future conflicts and showing those who don't know our nation that we are what the terrorists claim us to be. It is at this grave time that we can truly show our greatness and moral progress as a world civilization by not displaying vengeance and setting an example. The examplle that we set will have reprucussions for centuries to come. The deaths of those in New York and Washington must have a more profound meaning than our country's military strength, as they themselves would not have it this way. Their deaths must represent something more, something that will make my infant proud to be an American when he can appreciate what this nation is supposed to stand for. I am not proud of what this nation is, I am proud of what this nation is trying to be. We are almost there.

 
Joseph Buro
BU Student
30 September 2001
 

September 11, 2001: In memory of all those who have perished; the passengers and pilots on the USAir and AA flights, the workers in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon,and all the innocent bystanders. My prayers go out to the friends and family of the deceased. This date has affected everyone around the world. Live life to its fullest and continue your present and future endeavors. Regards, Roy from Newark, NJ

 
Roy W
A Visitor
30 September 2001
 

Within a day or two of the tragedy, I saw an interview on local television here in Southern California with Lisa's father. He was standing in front of his home as he discussed his family's loss. It was only a minute or so interview, but Mr. Frost went out of his way to say how he was concerned for the loss of all the other victims' famalies. It was at this point I started to weep for the first time since September 11th. It became apparent to me what an incredible family and parents that Lisa had; the solid core of goodness and compassion for her fellow human beings that she surely had been raised with. Then I came to this site today and have read all of the thoughts that have been shared and I have gotten a glimpse into the special angel named Lisa who graced this planet with her beaming, caring life. I have been crying for the second time now because of the unimaginable loss her parents and the world have suffered. However, I just wanted Lisa's parents to know that people of their quality and lovingness give me hope for humanity and will touch my heart for ever. My son is a third year Communications student at B.U.; I am deeply touched and proud that he is even remotely connected to Lisa by that thinnest string. God bless your family....and may the goodness that you and your family eminate touch all on this planet.

 
Ron Krause
BU Parent
30 September 2001
 

I´m so sad for the terrible attack to the twin towers. I´ve been praying for the victims of the attack of september 11. God bless their souls

 

A Visitor
30 September 2001
 

Evil will be castigated one day. The victims should rest in peace, and people still live should cherish the beautiful life.

 
Echo Chen
Friend of BU
30 September 2001
 

My prayers and thoughts go out to those who have been affected by this act of terrorist. As a bystander standing in the streets of New York and to see the towers collapse seemed so unreal. However, as Americans we stand united more than ever and will show the rest of the world that this tragedy will not break us but create a stronger foundation of what we stand for. God Bless America.

 
Maria Arceo
BU Alumni
01 October 2001
 

Like many others, I went into shock when I read Lisa's name flash across the television screen...The way that I met and kept in touch with Lisa speaks to the great personality she possessed...We met on the street during the beginning of my Junior year, her Sophomore, and after talking with her I knew she was someone special...while we only kept in touch with an email here and there since I graduated in 2000, I will forever keep her in my thoughts and prayers...as a life taken away too early from her family and friends...I feel more peaceful now knowing how strong and supportive everyone has been to her loved ones, and I hope that continues to keep her memory alive.

 
Marc Rothchild
BU Alumni
01 October 2001
 

Please see http://www.rememberthedaywtc.com its a site made for survivors and for people wishing to vent their feelings

 
Remember
Friend of BU
04 October 2001
 

I just wanted to say thank you for a beautiful web site and all that you are doing. May you always be safe.

 
Stephanie
A Visitor
05 October 2001
 

“After Shock” How can I wake up and pretend nothing ever happened. I can’t just move on with my life. The terror STRUCK my heart, Like an arrow piercing through an apple. Seeing and hearing of so many things that was once took for granted, is gone. It penetrates my soul that hurts even more when I see a vision. My heart is like and open wound ready to be taken advantage of. My life has been furiously been shredded to pieces. It can never be put together to be the same again. How can I wake up and pretend nothing ever happened. By: Alicia Linton

 
Alicia Linton
A Visitor
05 October 2001
 

The tragedy of September 11th has brought this nation together in an unbelievable way. It has also brought the world together. We are no longer in our comfort zones, living our own little lives. We have been awakened, in the most horrible way. This is not a dream, as I kept trying to tell myself in the days after. This is real...it is a nightmare. Though I did not lose anyone close to me, I still feel the impact that the many lives lost has. I read what other people wrote here, about those from the BU community that were lost, and I cried. I cried, because we are all connected in this world. I am reminded everyday that those around me are connected to me, that we influence others, even though we may not know it. My prayers go out to those who have lost loved one. I am deeply sorry for your pain. I also pray for those who were injured. Your pain is unimaginable. I pray for this nation, and for the rest of the world, as we try to heal from our pain. I pray that we turn not to violence, but to love; the love of God. I pray that God shows us what we are to do, and that we listen. I pray for our leaders, that they listen to God, and follow Him. May this terrible tragedy keep our nation together. I am reminded that every day is precious, and that I should live it to the fullest. May we all remember that. In the Precious Holy Name of Jesus. Jennifer

 
Jennifer Austin, Quincy, MA
A Visitor
12 October 2001
 

Having grown up around Washington, DC, spent four wonderful years in Boston, and two more in New York, the images that I saw September 11th will never leave me. I'll always remember the panic I felt, not knowing if loved ones were alive or dead, and not knowing what was next. I am very lucky to have come out of this horrible event without the pain of losing someone close to me. I'm so glad that BU is providing this forum for people to come together and I hope that we can all heal from this, even though we'll never forget.

 
Amanda
BU Alumni
12 October 2001
 

Craig Staub, gradutate of SMG 1992, is among the missing. I hope you can share this with his friends that should know. Thank you, -Kenneth Clements SMG 1993

 
Kenneth Clements
BU Student
12 October 2001
 

Deepest sorrows from thousands of miles over the horrible events that happened last month. peace always! God bless friendship of America and china.

 
china-me
Friend of BU
12 October 2001
 

This too shall pass...

 
One of the hundreds who knew her
BU Student
12 October 2001
 

I think it's terrible. Terrorism is unforgetable thing. But nobody wants war. Everything can be decided peacefuly. Americans should't fight against of Afghanistan. A lot of people , who don't want war, can die. Peaceful countries can be "enrolled" in this war. Take my condolences.

 
Lena
A Visitor
12 October 2001
 

Even though I reside in London England. I cannot even begin to express the profound sorrow, felt today by so many of us, who knew and loved these very special human beings. If the legacy of people's lives are measured by the lives they have touched and how much they are loved, then a big peice of those who died will live on In all of us. xxx carlosguerra_2002@hotmail.com

 
J.c xx
A Visitor
12 October 2001
 

Glad meet you. I'm a south korean mathodist. This school is very beautiful. I want to study at boston about theology . so, I visit here. I do'nt speak in English well. ..... I'm shamed(?). hhhh... God bless you.

 
minddlle
A Visitor
12 October 2001
 

We will never forget. There is peace in knowing that you are in a better place. A place where you can soar...set your spirit free. No more cares of this unkind world will worry you. You are forever beautiful and forever young. I never knew you, but know that we are all one. May God Bless your soul and comfort you.

 
Shelly
A Visitor
12 October 2001
 

Deepest condolences to everyone that suffered this horrible event.

 
BUIA (Boston University Italian Alumni)
BU Alumni
12 October 2001
 

God bless you all darling! kisses

 
Marcy
Friend of BU
14 October 2001
 

God bless the men and women of the Armed Services as they fight to preserve America's peaceful way of life in the face of unspeakable evil.

 

BU Student
14 October 2001
 

We have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated We do not know what to do, but we do not give up the hope of living. We are persecuted, but God does not leave us. We are hurt sometimes, but we are not destroyed, So we do not give up. Our spirit inside us is made new every day. We have troubles for a while now, but they are helping us gain an eternal glory that is much greater than the troubles. We set our eyes not on what we see, but on what we cannot see.

 
Meg '05
BU Student
16 October 2001
 

God bless all those who were lost in the tragedy of September 11, 2001, a day that will forever live in infamy. My condolences to the families of all those lost, and that somewhere, someway, they may find solace. God bless America.

 
Paul Halayko,
BU Student
16 October 2001
 

BU Alumni Association of Japan would like to express it's deepest condolences and sorrow on the loss of many precious lives of alumni,staff members,families and related friends by the tragedy in NY.

 
Sumiko Yamamoto
BU Alumni
16 October 2001
 

Before being transffered to Chicago last year, I worked on the 92nd Floor of World Trade One for 5 years with the French based trading firm, Carr Futures. No one that was at work that day made it out. Out of the 70 people who passed that day I personally knew 35. Thirty- five of the best people that I have ever become associated with. A month after the attack and numerous services held in the tri-state and Chicago area to have some closer, the emptiness was subsiding. After going to the BU website and seeing how many BU alumni passed on September 11, I never want to have full closer. The magnitude of this tragedy must never be forgotten. BU has given tremendously to enhancing the American dream. Good people were lost by the thousands that day. The BU alumni were part of the American dream, they can never be forgotten...

 
Ron Villarin
BU Alumni
16 October 2001
 

Being here, sitting in front of my PC, connected to the Web from Italy, I realized better than with hours of talking on TV what are the feelings of Americans. Thanks to Bu and... let's take this chance of peace and committement!

 
Umberto
A Visitor
16 October 2001
 

I will never forget the feeling of helplessness and despair I felt on September 11th. What madness exists in my world? If there is one thing my years at BU taught me, it is that people of many nations, cultures, and religions can live, work, and learn while striving towards a common goal -- bettering our world. On September 11th I remembered that, and felt hope. God Bless the victims of this tragedy.

 
Orin Fletcher
BU Alumni
18 October 2001
 

"Empathy is your pain in my heart..." Author unknown It is so, so hard to fathom such evil in our society. To the families and friends of those who have lost their lives in these tragic events...my grandmother had a lovely saying in German framed on the wall that read, "Cry not for what is, but rejoice instead for what was..." We were so lucky to have these loving souls in our lives. God bless us all.

 
Shelley's mom
BU Parent
20 October 2001
 

Life is precious and it takes a corrupt mind to devastate it the way it was done on september 11th. Evidently there is no remedy for ignorance. If it's of any comfort to you my friend, you have my support, my commitment and my love!

 
Tina Torabi
Friend of BU
20 October 2001
 

Although many students studying abroad are away from home during such difficult times, we are all there in spirit. I am touched by our country's ability to unite under the events of September 11th. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 
Jaclyn
BU Student
26 October 2001
 

We share your pain to the family and friends of the victims. Also wish good luck to the navy,army,ect.Also im proud of living in such a great nation this tradegy has made america come together and make the world stronger

 
anonymous
A Visitor
28 October 2001
 

It is with great sorrow that I extend my sincerest and deepest condolences to the victims families. These vicious acts that were committed on September 11th were senseless an unimaginable. These despicable actions can’t destroy the foundation of our country but shall bring each of us together as the civilized world stand together to fight terrorism. As the nation mourns the death of its loved ones, we ask God to strengthen the affected families, our leaders, and most of all to bless the United States of America. These are trying moments faced by our country, but we shall rise to the occasion to defend the freedom in our land against evil. May God bless the victims and families! May God bless America!

 
P.D. Boisrond
BU Alumni
28 October 2001
 

I was so afraid that the world would never be back to the same and people would never be able to smile. Surely something precious was broken and many of our loved ones were lost, but reading all these comments on this sight, I started seeing a light of hope for human beings and peace, again. You are strong, America. I am proud of you. Nothing can destroy your dream, hope and strength. I am not American Nation, not even living in the States, am writing this from far east, Japan. But I want you to know that you are not fighting alone, we all support you and share the pain with you. God bless America, God bless the world.

 
Marie
A Visitor
29 October 2001
 

My heart goes out to all of those who have lost a loved one on September 11, 2001. Never let go of the memories. They will carry with you in time.

 
Rachel Gunsberg
BU Alumni
02 November 2001
 

I would like to send my condolences to the families and friends of the victims. My God bless. {and those who came across hardships said we belong to Allah and to him we will return)- holy Quran

 
Mohammed Kazim
BU Student
06 November 2001
 

I'm a Sailor in the Navy. As these things happen to the United States, it's very important that everyone come together, as one nation. As I spend time in my local recruiting station, I see alot of kids come in that want to join up simply beacause of the recent events. This makes us as enlisted government personell very happy, to see that there are kids that do in fact love their country enough to join up and take several years out of their lives to serve their country, any way they can. I was raised to love my country, and now that an attack that this happened, I'm ready to go anywhere my country needs me. Anyone that can - JOIN UP! - Robert Abraham, M.A. - US NAVY

 
ROBERT ABRAHAM, MA
A Visitor
06 November 2001
 

We Remember and share your inner pain. The students of Scienze dei Media e della Comunicazione of Tor Vergata, Roma , Italia.

 
Alba Giorgio
A Visitor
08 November 2001
 

Families, BE STRONG and commit to live a positive life in memory of your loved one. They would want that for you. God Bless.

 
R. Nilsen
A Visitor
12 November 2001
 

I live in Canada, and for me, much of this is quite... shocking. Things like this do not happen very much up here. But I spend a lot of time away from my parents and siblings, and though it must be quite different, I do understand, sort of, the pain that the people the victims left behind may be feeling. I just am writing to offer my condolences and empathy. I am very sorry for your losses.

 

A Visitor
12 November 2001
 

First, I want to express my condolences to the families affected by the events of Sept. 11th. Words can never come close to what I feel, but please know that you are all still in my heart. Second, it may be comforting to know that many BU alumni were among the rescuers and survivors -- the "life lessons" we all learned at BU are part of the glue that holds this country together. I live on Long Island -- not physically affected, but not a day goes by when we don't think of a relative or a friend who went to work on a normal Tuesday (or who rushed into a burning building) and is never coming back. I'm sorry, but I don't think anything but time and our faith in each other will heal that. I wish I could make it better. During my time at BU, I witnessed the end of one war (the cold war) and the beginning of another (the gulf war). I had hoped that would be it for my lifetime.

 
Annelies Kamran
BU Alumni
14 November 2001
 

I am Brazilian, Minister of Gospel of Jesus Christ. Sorry about this tragedy. We are praying! God Bless America

 
Pr.Gladston Celestino
A Visitor
14 November 2001
 

I just want tell everybody in America that the whole world is thinking about you and feeling with you.

 
Anna from Sweden
A Visitor
14 November 2001
 

God bless Lynne Morris, a friend, a daughter, a niece, a girlfriend, a sister, a granddaughter, a neighbor, a classmate, and now AN ANGEL!!!

 
Heather Barton
BU Student
14 November 2001
 

Even after two months, I am still incredibly heavy-hearted and deeply mourning for the thousands who have lost their lives. On behalf of all the BU students who are spending this semester abroad, I would like to say that we wish so much to be at home and share this pain with our fellow Americans and Boston University students. Although far away, we let not one moment go by without the tragedies closely held in our minds and hearts.

 
S.M.
BU Student
15 November 2001
 

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and there families. I think about them everyday. Our hearts are broken, but now our spirit. God Bless America!

 
Jen
BU Staff
17 November 2001
 

Until I found this memorial today I had no idea how many BU alumni had been lost in this tragedy. Sitting in my office in Arizona nearly two months later, I am deeply saddened all over again. The picture of Saranya on her BU graduation day was especially difficult to see, because I just graduated this spring. Although I did not know her or Lisa Frost, I know that I went to school with them, that I lived in Warren Towers Freshman year with Saranya, and that I probably passed them countless times while I was at BU. My heart goes out to their friends and families, and to all my fellow BU students and alumni.

 
Lacar
BU Alumni
17 November 2001
 

When we drove away from BU exactly one week earlier saying good-bye to our Freshman daughter my heart was so heavy wondering "Does she have all the skills she will need with this new experience of college life?" What I learned a week later was that life gave me a new experience for which I did not have all the skills I needed 1200 miles from BU. I am proud of my daughter and all the other BU Freshmen who were able to acquire the skills needed to stay at school and far from home at such a frightening time in our Nation. If we could all live prior to 9-11-01 we would, but we can,t so must be strong and make this world a better place to live. We will prevail with God at our side. A Freshman Mom

 

BU Parent
17 November 2001
 

I DID NOT DIE Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamond's glint on snow I am the sunlight on ripened grain I am the gentle autumn's rain When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight I am the soft stars that shine at night Do not stand on my grave and cry I am not there. I did not die

 
KK
BU Student
20 November 2001
 

idon't know with what to start , with saying ''i'm sorry'' or with showing atear getting out of my eye , or with lighting acandle for each one.. i wish non of the families would see that much pain again..and i hope every tear felt out of your and our eyes will be replaced in love and happiness .. to the families i say "i'm deeply sorry" to the victims i say "rest in peace.."

 
shakiel masud
A Visitor
22 November 2001
 

Left with very little to say after scrolling through the list, pictures, and write ups that are the victims of this tragedy, I would just like to tell the University that the site is a beautiful tribute in the face of this ugly and difficult time.

 
Jeffrey A. Goldberg
BU Alumni
27 November 2001
 

A wonderful tribute to the innocent victims of this tragedy.Although these people are no longer with us,we must remember them and pay our respects to them.I wish to offer my sincere condolences to their families in these trying times.

 
Taimur Masud Khan
A Visitor
28 November 2001
 

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and other loved ones of all the victims. Let us all reflect, remember and keep our hearts open this holiday season.

 
Senior
BU Student
01 December 2001
 

We all have been touched by the September 11 event. Things can never be the same again. Blessings on all those who grieve the loss of a loved one.

 
Lucille Metcalf
BU Alumni
04 December 2001
 

Thank you so much for this site of remembrance, grief, consolation and hope. I just learned of it today, watched the prayer service and appreciated the photos. The University community seems to have done an excellent job in responding to the overwhelming agony of the event and its impact on its own community and that of Metro Boston. R.G.D. SSW, 1967 West Coast--CANADA

 
Robert Doll
BU Alumni
04 December 2001
 

I'm filled with sorrow while I scroll through this web site. My prayers and thought go out to all the victims.

 
Living Proof
A Visitor
17 December 2001
 

Lisa must have been a truly amazing young woman... so many wonderful recollections of her and her life written here!! Thank you for allowing me to share this sight and spend a moment with her memory!

 
Lynn Cobourn
A Visitor
17 December 2001
 

My heart goes out to all of the families and friends of the people who perished in these despicable attacks on 9-11-2001. Andrew Brown, Former BU Student

 
Andrew Manfred Brown
Friend of BU
17 December 2001
 

Today, on Dec. 11th, the 3rd month anniversary of our nation's tragedy I came to this site and was so moved by the photos of the BU students and their vigils and the rememberances of the lost alumni that I wanted to share these feelings and thoughts. I was a freshman at Marietta College in 1963 when President Kennedy was assassinated and I saw myself and friends in those pictures of lost innocence. Then in 1970 at Boston Universty School of Social Work, we again mourned the shooting of the Kent State student protesters of the Vietnam War instead of a graduation celebration. But by then, I had already lost my hero Rev. Martin Luther King to senseless violence and realized there was a price attached to idealism and standing up for what you believed. It did not and I hope it will not deter me or the youth of today's society from speaking our truths and keeping an ever vigilant watch on the freedoms we are priviledged to enjoy in this country. These deaths must not be in vain and I will try to live my life with intent and mindfulness of how precious it is and how fleeting it can be.

 
Patricia Ann HinckleyReese
BU Alumni
17 December 2001
 

I just clicked onto the BU site to request a transcript, and almost lost my breath at the number of BU alumni we have lost. I read every profile, in alphabetical order, and made it to Peter, Sue & Christine Hanson before I started to cry. Thank you for putting up this photo gallery, a tangible and heart-breaking reminder of everyone we lost, including one entire beautiful young family. Remember: "I know there is no safety. But that does not mean there is no magic. It does not mean there is no hope. It simply means that each of us has reason to be wishful and frightened, aspiring and flawed. And it means that to the degree that we are lost, it is on the same ocean, in the same night." - Elizabeth Kaye, in "Mid-Life: Notes from the Halfway Mark" "The only word for love is everybody's name." - Dar Williams

 
Victoria, NYC resident
BU Alumni
17 December 2001
 

R.I.P. To all Peace and rest to all deeply departed...

 
chris lavorgna
BU Student
19 December 2001
 

I am a British teenager and was horrified as the events of September 11th unfolded. Now, three and a half months on, and approaching Christmas, I would like to offer my continued condolences to all those affected by the attacks. I hope one day to study in the United States, a country which I see as a symbol of goodwill, hope and freedom.

 
Cassandra Cavallaro
A Visitor
19 December 2001
 

I am a BU alumni (SMG '87) who lives in Florida, but I know a lot of former classmates (and dear friends) who live and work in Manhattan. I've lost touch with many of these people, so I logged on to this site to see if I could find out if they were involved in the attacks. I was shocked to see how many people the BU community lost, and I am very saddened by this. My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of those who were lost. I now have a renewed commitment to track down my friends and keep in touch with them more often. Life is too short not to. God Bless.

 
Jack Roth
BU Alumni
19 December 2001
 

Condolences to all that have lost loved ones and families. Worst can not overcome, but the unity of the world that was formed due to this act was sign to all that its more than this that is needed to distroy us.

 
A.Mulugheta
A Visitor
08 January 2002
 

Peter and I spent many hours working together on projects in business school. We lost track of each other a couple of years after graduation, but I always thought I would catch up with him at a reunion. When I looked at my copy of Bostonia today, I was horrified to see his name listed among the BU family lost on 9/11. I will always remember his crazy hair, his great laugh, and his kindess. Pete and Sue were wonderful people and this loss has left a huge hole in the hearts of many people.

 
Carol Lund
BU Alumni
08 January 2002
 

The tradegy of sept. 11th should not stop us from living our everyday lives. Instead it should make us stronger and more united than ever before. My utmost respects out to the victims and their families.

 
TW PrD HsU
BU Alumni
08 January 2002
 

To Lisa, her family, and friends. I did not get the pleasure of meeting Lisa in life. I was looking through the airplane's passengers on the internet. Lisa caught my attention though. I wanted to know more about her, she reminded me so much of a girl I know and from what I've read she resembles her personality also. My aunt was scheduled on flight 11 but canceled on September 10th. To think this could have happened to someone that close to me just makes me shiver. Lisa's flight caught my attention in general, I plan on making a commemorative web site about her flight sometime. I can get a feel for what Lisa was like from all of these passages from her friends and it is sad that the world would choose to take her away. I read it was her birthday on the 21st, happy birthday Lisa hopefully I'll have the honor of meeting you in the next life. God Bless

 
Nathaniel
A Visitor
08 January 2002
 

To Lisa,her family, and her friends. I did not know her in life, she seemed sweet and caring. My aunt was scheduled to be on flight 11 that morning but she canceled the day before. I can not begin to imagine what it is like to know someone that is lost like that. I am truly sorry for you loss. She will forever rest in peace... God bless.

 
Nathaniel
A Visitor
08 January 2002
 

Mark, I know you're in Heaven. Someone as good and as kind as you has to be. Your mother who loved you so dearly seemed to be handling your death in her usual strong way. Now almost four months later, she is falling apart. From your place in Heaven, please send her comfort and peace. I know if you can you will. God bless you & I'm so glad I was one of the privileged to know you.

 
Karen
A Visitor
08 January 2002
 

The dark days has traveled through since September 11th. We pary for the victims of this horrible tradegy and their hearts and souls will always be loved and blessed. We will never forget the families of America who were lost. God Bless America!

 
James Huang
Friend of BU
08 January 2002
 

It wasn't until well after the events of Sept. 11 that I found out that we'd lost Lisa in the tragedy. I had several relatives who luckily escaped from the towers, and an acquaintance who was rendered unconscious from falling debris, only to awake days later in a hospital, with her family or friends desperately worried in not knowing her whereabouts. I figured I had escaped, in that I didn't personally know anyone who'd died in the attacks. Then I heard about Lisa. I denied it at first. No, it couldn't be the bright, jovial, caring Lisa I knew. It was too upsetting to think that someone so sweet had been taken from us, in such a senseless, disgusting act of terrorism. Lisa and I worked together during the summer orientation of 1999. I'll miss her very much but will never forget her enthusiasm, her friendliness, or her almost perpetual smile. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

 
Carlendra
BU Alumni
09 January 2002
 

i am a graduate of the class of 1978 smg....i did not know any of the victims, however, i feel a dramatic sense of loss as they were alumni of the great boston university....the prayers of me and my family goes out to those loved ones who lost family and friends in the attack on america 9/11/01......those that died from bu were talented.....and just plain class people.....they will not be forgotten...may peace by with their families.....thanks for this opoortunity

 
wendell b. toland, jr
BU Alumni
24 January 2002
 

i am really glad BU has provided a site like this in memory of those poor victims and all the great number of people each has effected. my heart truly goes out to all of you. stay strong, people care.

 

BU Student
25 January 2002
 

I come from so a different nation --- China. And I was just shocked when heard of the tragic news of September 11 attack before I came to Boston. But now, when I actually see so many real names and their pictures listed there, I feel really very sad and sorrow. I can not imagine how the families of those dead in the horrifying attack could comfort themselves when they see the smiles in the old pictures, or recall a little detail in their together past life, or just touch one thing their lost father, mother, husband, wife, son, or daughter had ever touched also in the past. I found I'd known so little about USA when I was in China and I also found people here know little true about my motherland. I just want to say that People all over the world love the peace no matter how they life in the very different way. I never know any one of those people dead in the attack. But I want to send my sincere prayer for them. Wish them peace and love in the world they are now in.

 

BU Student
29 January 2002
 

Though many days have passed since the tragedy of September 11th, we have not forgotton the ones who lost their lives. Their courage and bravery will live in our hearts forever, along with the memories we hold of them. For the past few months, our country has showed great courage and strength. We have now become united as one, and will remain that way forever. Our hearts will always remember September 11th as a day of great sorrow. But we have grown, learning that life is full of misfortune. We are always uncertain of what will happen tomorrow; but as long as we know that we have lived for today, we have lived our lives to the fullest. My heart goes out to the troops that are risking their lives to show how great our country is. I pray that they all return home safely. I will never forget the lives that were lost during the tragic events of September 11th. For the rest of my life, I will not forget how proud I am to be an American...

 
JRD
Friend of BU
29 January 2002
 

Today is January 26, 2002. I was searching various University websites this morning, and yours was the only one that had a tribute on the front page to the events of 9/11. Please keep it there. We must never, EVER forget that day. Joyce Hudson, Photographer joyce_hudson@yahoo.com A Surreal Day Joyce Hudson © September 12, 2001 The light of patriotism Has not been dimmed Tragedy has drawn us close The future of our great cities Rests not on the somber din But on songs of love, peace and hope Terror, a diabolical cheat, unfairly trades Joy for pain And smiles for painful cries But through the shock, we unite In memory of those slain With determination in our eyes Like the phoenix From a world-covering ash Our great cities will thrive once more With people bound to unite And state steadfast Loyalty to our teeming shores

 
Joyce Hudson
A Visitor
30 January 2002
 

I’m from Yemen; I’m not good in English to describe my feelings But what happened was very ugly thing From deep heart I wish it never happened again.

 
Aiman
A Visitor
31 January 2002
 

I had no idea that Boston University was affected so deeply by the tragic events of September 11. During the time when I briefly attended BU, I was mindful of the strong sense of community. I still feel a part of that community and my sorrow spans the months since the events and the miles halfway across the country. My heart goes out to all the victims' families and friends. God Bless America.

 
Stephanie
Friend of BU
04 February 2002
 

I am so honored to be a part of this wonderful community that shares the deepest sympathy to the victims' families. I wholeheartedly believe we are all one in sharing the pain of each other, and offering the comfort to each other. May God bless us all.

 
Adel Abadeer
BU Alumni
06 February 2002
 

My heart goes out to all of the wonderful people lost their lives on the September 11th attacks. As I watched the Winter Olympic opening ceremonies, I took time to reflect the victims we lost. My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends, families, and others. Never Forget.

 
Jessica Bowser
A Visitor
11 February 2002
 

Hi! I'm from Argentine and I'm 17 years old. I would like to tell you that the attacks of September 11, 2001 have been really sad for me. I whish that families get better.

 
Carolina Garrós
A Visitor
15 February 2002
 

It is very fitting that you have chosen to remember those victims. Since two of the planes took off from Logan, your local airport, your people were victims as well. May God be with you!

 
Deborah A. Blount
Friend of BU
19 February 2002
 

As i stood in shock at the 125th street platform, watching the thick smoke engulf the skyline i grew up with the lady next to me turned and told me she works in the 97th floor and woke up late that morning. There was no need for more words, i knew she was lucky so did she. If i learned anything it is how fragile and precious life really is. At that moment i began to think about the special things in my life, the people i really loved, not the pity things most of us focus on everyday. It has thought me to focus on the important things in life, if there is someone out there that you love tell them, treat everyone out there with respect and love, life is fragile and the only bond holding it together is our kindness, so please lets all show some kindness wherever you can.

 
matthew j sullivan
A Visitor
19 February 2002
 

I am from Russia and currently staing in United States visiting my friends ,I've been here on September the 11th..I am just so proud of American People! You are very strong and God bless all the victims,everyone could be there this day and dye like lots of innocent people there...My prayers goes to all children that lost their mothers and fathers that day We all have to be strong and fight terrorism in our own hearts every day

 
Natalia
A Visitor
19 February 2002
 

Though I am only a student from the remote China, I still want to express my deepest sorrow for all the victims of the terrible attack. God bless all of you.

 
Lv Zhuo
Friend of BU
19 February 2002
 

God Bless America

 
zeke A
BU Alumni
19 February 2002
 

I was born on September 11, not 2001, but in a previous year. Even if it wouldn't have been my birthday, I still would have been really impacted by this and I hope it never happens to anyone. Now, even though my birthday is a day of mourning, I can still have hope that things go on and that we'll get through it.

 
Lucy
A Visitor
20 February 2002
 

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.

 
Sandy
BU Parent
22 February 2002
 

I graduated from BU in May of 2000. My four years in Boston were the best of my life so far. Since graduation I have been working in Manhattan. September 11th started as a beautiful, sunny day. I was at my desk in midtown when we heard on the radio that a plane had hit the building my brother worked in. I frantically tried to reach him and was hysterical at my desk. Finally I got through to my mom who had heard from him. He's a lawyer who had worked all weekend and decided to go in a little late on Tuesday morning. It's amazing how you never know the strength you possess or what you're capable of until you are tested. Suddenly I knew I had to contact everyone I knew in NYC to make sure they were ok. I was walking down the street and avoiding other landmarks. No one knew what else to expect. I know I am truly blessed to have my brother still here with me. For several weeks after the 11th I was a complete wreck. The families of victims take my breath away with their strength. The vividness of my memories of that day will never fade. I think about it every single day and I hope everyone else does too. I was at the first BU Men's Soccer home game of the season and there was a beautiful tribute to all those our school has lost. I know we all sat in the student union and walked down Commonwealth Ave. with a freedom we did not was so precious. I feel lucky to be from New York and also have ties to the great city of Boston. Peace to everyone out there

 
Meredith Tufaro
BU Alumni
27 February 2002
 

They shall not grow old as those who are left grow old.Age shall not weary them nor the years condem.At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.WE WILL REMEMBER.

 
Ivan Gleave UK AND WORLD
A Visitor
11 March 2002
 

wITH MUCH SORRY AND CONDOLENCE TO ALL THE BERIEF FAMILIES.

 
KUKU ESEGEMU FOSSUNG
Friend of BU
11 March 2002
 

I am a high school student here in Westchester County, New York which is just outside NYC. To this very day I am still in shock as I watched wtc # 2 fall and saw all those people jumping for their lives. I am proud to be an american after 9/11/01!!!! I am proud to be a New Yorker!!!!

 
Jimmy
A Visitor
11 March 2002
 

I WAS RAISED IN NEW YORK CITY. AND EVEN THOUGH IM IN BOSTON MY HEART WILL ALWAYS BE IN NEW YORK. ON SEPTEMBER 11 2001 I REMEMBER I HAD JUST FINISHED GOING TO AN INTERVIEW I HONESTLY DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO THINK ABOUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED, I THINK LIKE EVERYONE I HAD MIXED EMOTIONS. I WAS CONFUSED ANGRY AND SAD. I DONT REMEBER MUCH EXCEPT CRYING. I HAD SO MANY THINGS IN MY HEAD SO MANY PEOPLE TO CHECK UP ON. I PRAY TO THE LORD EACH AND EVERYDAY NOW THAT IM ALIVE. I CHERSIH EVERY PICTURE MY 5 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER DRAWS. I TAKE PICS WHENEVER I CAN. I LAUGH OUT LOUD JUST BECAUSE I CAN. ON TOP OF THAT THE REASON I MOVED BACK TO NY WAS BECAUSE I HAD LOST MY JOB IN NEW YORK DUE TO CUTS. I WAS WORKING I THE SOUTH TOWER ON FLOOR 32. I HAVE CRIED FOR SADNESS, ANGER, AND HAPPINESS. HAPPINESS FOR SEE IN MY DAUGHTERS SMILE EVERYDAY. I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN BUT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD, I AM APPLYING TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL. I WAS CHECKING OUT BU AND I CAME ACROSS THIS...I HAVE BEEN CRYING THE WHOLE TIME I WAS READING ALL THE MESSAGES...WE ARE TRULY BLESSED EVEN WHEN WE THINK WE LOSE IT ALL WE HAVENT....THATS AMERICA AT ITS BEST.

 
VIANELA DELACRUZ
A Visitor
11 March 2002
 

A touching site... so many beautiful lives! May God be with them and their families.

 
SDN
A Visitor
11 March 2002
 

You are all so kind and loving it takes my breath away and should remind us all that our humanity has only been strengthened.

 
Claire
Friend of BU
11 March 2002
 

The attacks of September 11 was a tragic and life-awakening experience. You can never fully understand tragedy until it happens to you. Now that these attacks have touched you, just pray that you will never be met again by tragedy. I am very sorry for all of your losses and I wish the best of luck to all of you in the future, and my sincerest regrets to all of you for your loss.

 
Colleen L. Roos
Friend of BU
11 March 2002
 

I started this venture to your site as a interested transfer student.. and went to your memory for the 9-11 and i was just amazed by how a diverse community like yours came together and just made the best of a tradgic situation. that day will go down in history as one of the most horrible things to happen to us as a nation and your coming together along with many others will go down in history as how strong and persavering our nation is. PEACE AND LOVE

 
jerry maynard
A Visitor
11 March 2002
 

Six months later...Let us never forget...United We Stand America...United We Stand.

 
Jennifer
Friend of BU
11 March 2002
 

I was visiting this site as a prospective Law student, and because my boyfriend is a current student. I am from New Jersey. I know people who are dead, and some that are still "missing". I was angry, and still am. I was sad, and still am. I never knew what my parents meant when they said then knew exactly what they were doing when they heard that JFK was assasinated. Now, I know. I remember every detail about that day. And I will never forget. And so, in light of all that has come about in the past 6 months, let us never forget the victims, those who died, or the other victims- the friends, family, co-workers, etc. of those who perished. America will forever be strong, and we will not go quietly into the night...

 
Heather
Friend of BU
12 March 2002
 

It is strange irony that I am alumni of BU and Lisa never knew that. But then, she was quite young when I last saw her. You see, I was Lisa's Girl Scout leader for a period of time when she was in elementary school. Lisa was a giver and a wonderful friend to all. Reading the wonderful tributes here that have been left, I am not surprised that Lisa accomplished so much and touched so many lives. I have Lisa's photo posted in my office to remind myself and others what we can aspire to. Lisa will live on in the hearts of many. I only wish Lisa had had the chance to continue the good work she had begun. Our parish where the GS troop met so many years ago, celebrated a Mass for Lisa. As a parent, my heart aches for the Frost family. Hopefully, they can take comfort in the kindness that has surrounded them. May God Bless Lisa.

 
Arlene O'Donnell
BU Alumni
21 March 2002
 

I am so sorry that this has happened.

 

BU Student
21 March 2002
 

G-d bless our broken hearts and our damaged trust. What doesn't kill us will make us stronger.

 
R. Kurtz
BU Alumni
21 March 2002
 

I think about the USA every day! I feel very sad when thinking about the horrible attacs on your country in september -01.I wish you,parents, sisters, brothers,good friends and all americans peace in heart, and Good bles America T.K.(Sweden)

 
Thord Karlsson
A Visitor
21 March 2002
 

I am a high school student living in Rockland County, NY right next to NYC. Many people I know lost loved ones on that fateful day of 9-11. Being a BU hopeful for 2003 fall semester I was truly touched at the website you have produced in memory of those lost that were part on your Boston community. GOD Bless America!

 
Marly
A Visitor
25 March 2002
 

It's been over six months since that awful day. Still remember you, Mike and Sully in my English classes. Also remember hanging at the Dugout. You're missed, bud. -Griff

 
Griff
BU Alumni
25 March 2002
 

The basis of the human mind is to greif in the aftermath of a tragedy but the strength of our nation centers on being united as a country.

 
Ashley
A Visitor
28 March 2002
 

What a beautiful tribute to your fellow BU Alum who were lost on 9/11! I am touched beyond words. Thank you for sharing these wonderful people's lives.

 
Carmela Infanti
A Visitor
09 April 2002
 

I have been in complete denial of what happened, even though i know that it happened, i have never really accepted it...until now. thank you all. you have touched my heart in a way you'll never know. thank you because now i have accpted what has happened. GOD BLESS AMERICA. UNITED WE STAND. USA ROCKS.

 
Ashley
A Visitor
09 April 2002
 

I was horrified and still am about the september 11th tradgey, I'm glad you share a memorial page dedicated to those who lost their lives. Its comforting to see a school have that much dedication. I'm sure other universities and colleges have put up web pages but I just wanted you to know it lifts my spirits and I'm sure others too for you to do this. I have the utmost respect for your University now even though I don't know much about it. The littlest thing can change a person's mind. Thanks again you have brightened one person's day.

 
Stephanie
A Visitor
09 April 2002
 

September 11, 2002 will forever be the darkest day in US modern history. Having escaped lower Manhattan on that day changed my life forever. I now live every day to the fullest as every morning I wake up, it is a bonus for me and my family.

 
Jon Y
Friend of BU
09 April 2002
 

My midwestern daughter, Loren, in the past 24 hours, decided to become a future BU student. As a mother about to lose my eldest to the vicinity of September '01's tragedy.....I have nothing but pride and comfort after viewing, reading and reflecting upon this 'memorial site'. The heartfelt sympathy, Godly love, patriotism, and raw friendship, which this 'site' so openly shares, is a testimony to our States of Unity as well as Boston University's compassion. Thank you for halting my thoughts of tuition, dorm necessities, and losing my girl to the east coast. We must always, always remember with divine reverence the loss of September 2001.

 
Dana C. Berry
BU Parent
09 April 2002
 

I have visited this reflections site so many times and have read almost every single message. I see messages from people I knew at BU. I see messages from people that have probably never even set foot on campus, let alone in this country. But they were all moved to try to put into words what they were feeling. I listen to that Alan Jackson song a lot - "Where Where You When The World Stopped Turning?" I was on the 61st floor of 2 World Trade Center. I was watching a storm of smoke, fireballs and papers rain down between me and the Statue of Liberty. I was grasping the stair railing on the 44th floor as a jet slammed into my tower. I watched in slow motion as the top of my tower began to fall to the earth. I was running down Park Row in disbelief and denial as a huge cloud of brown smoke and dust chased me. I walked 3.5 miles back to my hotel, catching tidbits of news reports from car radios - I was sure the entire country was under attack, and I was stuck in Manhattan, thousands of miles away from home. I was so scared to be in New York for the next 3 days, but ever since I left, I want to go back. I watched TV in my hotel room or in the lobby constantly. I watched the police raid the Westin Hotel at Copley and wondered what was happening on campus. I began wondering if anyone from BU had been killed or injured. I was devastated to find out so many were. I worried about all of the students from New York (because there are SO many of you!) who couldn't reach, and eventually lost, their family or friends. I had been an RA in Warren Towers, and I worried about whether the building security was being adequately addressed or if the RAs had their hands full with paniced students and parents. I am so glad to see how the BU community pulled together after September 11th. I always knew I had picked a great school! I learned many things on that day, which I will let you in on. What you decide to do with the knowledge is your choice... 1) Make every day count. Don't hold a grudge you don't need to. Don't dwell on the negative or worry about the little problems. Do something you have always wanted to do. Enjoy and be thankful for all that you have. 2) Cherish your family. Spend time with them. Talk to them. Tell them you love them. 3) Enjoy your education and your career. Always strive to do your best and do what makes you truly happy. But remember this, when your time comes - you will regret having not said "I love you" one last time far more than you will regret not getting an A in biology or making a million dollars a year. God bless all who were lost. God bless Saranya Srinuan (CAS '00) - I wish I had known you. God bless Father Mychal Judge and Engine 1/Ladder 24 - I will see you in September. Sara CAS 2000

 
Sara Anderson
BU Alumni
09 April 2002
 

We have all lost loved one but the one that are close to us mean alot. you just remember all the happy thoughts and memories that you have had and even if you you didn't know who half of those people were, still don't fell sorry just remember that they have a lot of people that loved them and they are all there all they need is support. so just remember that if you lose a loved one then all that you need is support so just give the people support. And remember if you nee to tlak just email me at debbie_hottie@hotmail.com Thank you for your time YOUR friend Debbie

 
Debbie Campbell
A Visitor
22 April 2002
 

I happened upon this sight while trying to help my 3rd grade son research a project for school. My heart feels so heavy when I think of that day, but I also feel lucky to part of this amazing country. I don't think I will ever forget that day. How lucky I felt to be able to hug my children. I will those who have lost in my prayers. God Bless You!

 
A Mom
A Visitor
10 May 2002
 

God Bless the United States of America. For all we have been, for all we have become, for all that we are, for all that we have endured, for all that we will become, for who we are. Thank You.

 
Jessica
BU Student
10 May 2002
 

I was reminded of the tragic date, 9/11, yesterday by glancing through a photo album of various effects from many people. When compared with my own agendas, the twin towers showed me the true meaning of where I stand now in life. So many of our little problems can dominate the majority of our time, and its important to realize the larger scheme of things. We must never forget this tragic incident, for it has changed the lives of so many on a much deeper and intimate level than the average person could ever know. I am one of those people, and am trying to constantly think of what can be accomplished to better my own life to help the world recover. Consider this a little slice of life.

 
Ryan
BU Student
10 May 2002
 

I am a student at St. John's University in Queens New York. Although I never knew Tom, I know he must have been an amazing person. His parents are beautiful people with the biggest heart ever, therefore I know he must have been just like them. May he rest in peace and may his family find comfort. I can't wait to see you in heaven some day.

 
Maria
A Visitor
10 May 2002
 

September 11th changed everyone's thoughts on the world today, but not nearly as much as those who lost someone close to them. I give you all props for ebing so strong. Good luck...

 
Kasey
A Visitor
16 May 2002
 

As a 14 year old from Vermont, i get stereotyped with the fact that I may ahve no idea what's goign on in the world today or that all in all, I wouldn't care anyways. But I do. These acts of terrorism are acts of pure ignorance, and are done by people with cold hearts and no sence of what tolerance and diversity really mean. We all need to learn to really celebrate differences, and not hate each other so strongly for different opinions and views. I pray that one day this beautiful world of ours will rise again and we can shine. Let everyone see our true colors. And Admist all this, I have been ever so thankful to live in such an amazing and beautiful country...I have much pride in the United States, and I always will.

 
Kasey Palmer
A Visitor
16 May 2002
 

This message will not change what happened, nor it will wipe off the bitter tears, but it comes from the heart of a teenager who once believed that the world was wanderful: "We will do more than just remember, we will make sure we never forget."

 
Lavinia Iosif
A Visitor
21 May 2002
 

"All gave some, some gave all..." I thank all the hero's of the world and my thoughts and prayers go out to all in this time of tragedy, in hopes that we can see past our differences and unite as one people...as americans.

 
Anonymous
A Visitor
28 May 2002
 

We will remember forever what happened the 11th september. Italy is near to you.

 
Stefano from Italy
A Visitor
01 July 2002
 

It's funny how you just happen to find something without really looking for it. That's what happened today when I was looking for information on the university, and I found this page. It's almost been a year since the Sept. 11th attacks, yet it feels like only yesterday. At the time, I was in New Mexico, living life to the fullest, enjoying what this great country had to offer. But in hours that would all change, for Sept. 11th will continue to affect the way we live and who we are. So many people were lost and so many of us continue to mourn. Yet, I believe that this country is great and we will endure, just like we have throughout the history of this country. In the end, good will defeat evil

 
Angelica
BU Student
03 July 2002
 

It is summer vacation and I was going to the BU site to find out about next semester and I clicked on the 'we remember' site instead. It has been 10 months since the event occured but I still remember so vividly the day when all of our lives changed and got affected in every way possible. I think everyone will remember where they were when they heard the news and who they were with. I was in my apartment with my roommate and we just hugged for minutes before we could even attempt to call our loved ones and see if they were ok. I am not an American but felt the pain and sorrow for the American people, like all Americans did and still do from that day. We need to be strong and stay strong together to fight the evil of the world and try to conquer strongly. My heart goes out to those who lost someone and to those in pain.

 
Jessica
BU Student
08 July 2002
 

I will never forget the images of September 11th. Just yesterday I was visiting the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY looking at photographs from a September 11th exhibit. I was riveted to each photo, still in awe of the events that took place. I happened upon your website today and viewed your photo gallery of students and the outpouring of expression, care, and concern. I was moved and touched. Boston University and its student body should be commended for their "We Remember" tribute.

 
Gregory Philip Bocchino
A Visitor
18 July 2002
 

We remember is an awesome site. Just discovered it 7/20/02. As an alumni of BUSTH I am proud and moved by your ministry after 9-11. And I was disappointed that the BU alumni magzine about 9-11 did not include reflections from STH faculty or students even though a thousand people gathered next to STH at Marsh Chapel.

 
Rev. Kandy Burch
BU Alumni
23 July 2002
 

It was like yesterday when it happed, still fresh in our memories. Many lives were lost, myself I didn't loose anyone and being in Australia I didn't find out till the next day in a School Assembly. Being in year 8 and so young I was shocked and horrified. I cried during silent prey as I herd some of my friends and teachers had lost their loved ones. During the whole day we had updates on what had happend and the radios and televisons were on all day in each class. I was afraid of the friends I had up in America and for days and even months I didn't hear from some. I was also worried for a past actor that atteded Boston University, Vincent LaRusso. Though I don't know him I also cried becaused I was so worried, not just about him but also his relitives. Sorrow is still with us today as lives were lost. I send my deepest symphony to all thoses who have lost and God Bless you America.

 
Yvonne
A Visitor
23 July 2002
 

I am saddened more and more every day when I realize how many beautiful lives were taken on that awful day. There is a small memorial site up in Lisa's honor. http://members.aol.com/americastands/lisafrost/index.htm

 
Jimmy
A Visitor
23 July 2002
 

I sat and read about each and every BU connection in your Photo Gallery this morning. Being from another country, it only took about 15 seconds to forget that they were Americans. They were my fellow human beings, and I am still stunned about what happened to them. May their souls unite.

 
Rob Delaney
A Visitor
23 July 2002
 

I had the honor to be teamates with Brian on the BU Football Team. I remember my freshman year coming into camp, my first time away from New York, nervous and intimidated by the older players, one of whom was Brian. He was a big guy, one of the strongest on the squad. He was however, a kind, good natured young man with a great sense of humor. I'll always be thankful to Brian for helping me make my transition to college life a little easier. Brian always had a smile on his face and you knew he was up to something. He never took things too seriously and always brought needed levity to the team. My prayers go out to his family. He was a fine young man.

 
Patrick Mancini
BU Alumni
26 July 2002
 

I just want to send my condolences. everybody is remembered in my prayer. i send my love to the family if the lost ones. GOD BLESS AMERICA.!!!

 
Tayla Duarte
A Visitor
31 July 2002
 

this is a very well done memorial.

 
John Connery
BU Alumni
05 August 2002
 

Members of the Boston University community are invited to a free memorial concert on Wednesday, September 11, 2002. At 8:46 a.m. the Avenue of the Arts Chorale, a local community chorus numbering BU faculty and staff among its members, will host the Boston performance of The Rolling Requiem, a worldwide performance of Mozart's Requiem honoring the victims of the September 11 attacks. Conceived by the Seattle Symphony Chorale, the Rolling Requiem will commence at 8:46 a.m. in each time zone, beginning at the Internatinal Date Line and proceeding around the globe, hour by hour, time zone by time zone. Choirs on every continent are participating, from Bangkok to Boston, Moscow to Montreal, Taipei to Tel Aviv. The concert will be held at the Central Congregational Church, 85 Seaverns Ave. in Jamaica Plain. Thanks to donations of time and services, the concert is free. All are welcome -- please join us!

 
Lori Dougherty
BU Staff
12 August 2002
 

I decided to attend BU after the attacks in September (I will be a freshman this fall). I had 5 family members in the World Trade Center Towers that September day and as well as 2 family members in the immediate area, a police officer and a CON-ED worker. Thankfully, every single one of my family members made it out alive, bruised but alive. I am still extremely emotional about the events of that day,but it was what happened that day that made me follow through with my dream of going to school on the East Coast. I learned a valuable lesson after 9/11: to live every day to its fullest and to never take life for granted. Many of my peers thought that I was crazy for wanting to leave California to be in Boston especially after 9/11, but I would have been crazy if I had decided not to attend BU. If there is one place I would want to be on 9/11 beside my beloved city of New York, it would be Boston, a city so touched by the attacks. I admire the fact that BU has made sure to honor all those who perished. I look forward to September 11, not as a day of mourning only, but as a day of celebrating life and freedom. I hope it will be a day to remember the lives of those people we lost last year and their families, and those who survived the tragedies of that day and who continue to live their lives. God bless and never forget !

 
Nikki
BU Student
13 August 2002
 

This is a wonderful idea to allow so many to share thoughts.

 
Pat Gabel
A Visitor
03 September 2002
 

The Massachusets Office for Victim Assistance will offer a 24-hour, toll-free help line to individuals affected by the first anniversary of the September 11 tragedy. Call 1-866-622-2735, anytime between September 8 and September 14, for support and referrals (deaf and hard of hearing individuals can call through the MASS-Relay at 1-800-439-2370). MOVA has also posted an extensive list of anniversary and rememberance events on their website at www.state.ma.us/mova/page152.html.

 
Anonymous
BU Staff
03 September 2002
 

I peer back at a country that once took all of its freedoms and fortunes forgranted. A people who forgot the wonderful lives they all shared here, and overlooked the prosperity of a nation. I used to see a society who disregarded their patriotism and never thought twice about the rights and treasured life they had been given in this nation. It took the plannings of a terrorist, and the actions of his followers, to remind us just how fortunate we had been. Let us not forgot what happened on that fateful day. We will not find strength by forgetting what happened, but accepting what happened that september morning, and realizing that we are stronger in spite of it. We are a nation that was built by those looking for freedom from persecution, and searching for a life that would give them all the opportunities they never had before. The resilience and character of our country, and our people has been tested, pulled, and torn down. But, spirit of these people, of this nation, is something that cannot be broken. Not in a single act of terrorism, and not in a thousand. Always remember what happened that day. Remember how it tested all of us and showed us how we could pull through unimaginable times, to prove to the world that did in fact have the strength of will we always claimed. Remember the patriotism and pride that abounded from the hearts and minds of our citizens. Never forget, because if we one day forget that this did indeed happen to us, we are forgetting about the thousands of lives that were lost. Never forget, for them.

 

Friend of BU
06 September 2002
 

in a blink of an eye, one year has passed us by. We a progressing forward with time. Also we should remember the people who lost their lives on this tragic date. All over the world friend and foe both stood siilent in shock in facing the terror that struck their eyes. People who died in that building are not victims alone. Many people around the world were also affected by this tragic event. From hate mails to threatening letters, these people are also the victim of 911. Let this tragic date teach us something about living together on this planet as one. Together we are united and stronger than anything evil could throw at us.

 
amir hamiduddin amha
A Visitor
06 September 2002
 

I still think of you every day. This anniversary is not a happy one. Just a year ago yesterday we were hanging out...and you told me you'd email me...I still think that you're going to...

 
Lindsay Butler
BU Student
10 September 2002
 

My thoughts are probly not to concise at this point. I am so lost. i don't know why this tragedy happened. everything is so foriegn at this point it doesn't make sense. Why such a cruel thing could be done by the most developed species on earth. I guess with knowledge comes the loss of innocence. I pray that God somehow comforts those who know what are going on and the children that can't understand but only see. I will always remember the sereal feeling that i had on that septeber day as i walked through the halls of LHS. Thank God they were nurturing and cared about us. I know it will be a tough day. All i can do is pray.

 
Devon Henkis
BU Student
10 September 2002
 

WE SAT IN CLASS, YOU IN THE LEFT FRONT SEAT-LISTENING TO JOE TELL US ABOUT THE HINDI AND THEIR HEARTH LIFE WHILE A MAGNIFIED HEARTBEAT REVERBERATED IT'S LUB DUB THROUGH MY CAPACITY TO HEAR IT....CONSTANT, STEADY,WITNESSING, EXTRAORDINARILY LOUD. SAW YOU TURN AND LOOK AT ME. YEARS LATER...AS I WATCHED THE TWIN TOWERS DOCUMENTARY, I LISTENED...AND LO, DISCERNED YOUR HEARTBEAT..... SOFT, INVINCIBLE, THEN SILENCE EMBRACED IT.

 
DONNA JEAN BERUBE
Friend of BU
11 September 2002
 

I can't believe it has been one year. To all those who lost someone, you have my thoughts and prayers. To all those who serve to protect us from harm, Thank you. God Bless America and all her people.

 
Larry Ouellette
BU Staff
11 September 2002
 

Lisa Frost was the best friend a girl could ask for. I miss her so much. My thoughts are always with her, her family, and other families and friends whose plans and thoughts were interrupted. She sacrificed and worked very hard to get herself where she did. She continues to impress me with her accomplishments -- and at 22 was more than any parent could hope for. I know she loved Boston U. During my visit there to see her and Jan, I could feel it. They were happy to be there. They were working hard. They loved the city. Everything she showed me was something she savoured. She'll always be linked to your school -- and I believe she served it well. I'm looking forward to seeing her again. I love you, Frostyhead!

 
Kathryn
Friend of BU
11 September 2002
 

Let us never forget what brought us to this place, let us never forget what we learned along the way, LET US NEVER FORGET...THE PAIN, THE SADNESS, THE LOSS. We are Americans, a fabric woven with so many threads, with a strength to endure.

 
Maureen
BU Staff
11 September 2002
 

"all she ever thinks about... riding with the wind. when I'm sad, she comes to me with a thousand smiles she gives to me free" smile on from above, "little wing". the world is still no longer the same one year later, but one thing remains true-- you will never be forgotten

 
Cara Jones
BU Alumni
11 September 2002
 

My sympathies to all of those who lost a beloved one. "We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival." - Winston Churchill

 
Karim Imam
BU Alumni
11 September 2002
 

One year later and it still seems so unreal. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims. God Bless America!!!!

 

BU Staff
11 September 2002
 

I am actually a Penn State Undergraduate visiting the college website for info about Grad School. It is really sincere to see the time, effort, and emotions that BU has put into remembering 9/11. The site is beautiful. I applaude BU for such a gift to the victims.

 
Shane S.
BU Student
11 September 2002
 

A year has now passed but you still live on in our hearts. May God Bless your family and friends.

 
Heather
A Visitor
11 September 2002
 

After being attacked on September 11 of last year, it is plain to see that anything can happen at any time without any warning. I know now that all of us must live life as it may be the last chance we get. I have been especially touched today, being the one year anniversary of the unspeakable crime against humanity, because of all the effort being put into remembering the fallen from New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. This is a hard time on us all and yet the perfect time for us to unite and stand strong. For the victims, the families and all those touched by that day not so long ago; That they may have the strength the persevre, hope and above all things find happiness knowing that the fallen will never die in our hearts. Times like this remind me of a movie I saw: "In this world there are heroes and there are legends; heroes get remembered but legends never die." Don't let the heroes die on the contrary keep them in your hearts...make them legends.

 
Laura Houseman
BU Student
11 September 2002
 

'i know not what they mean, tears from the depth of some divine despair rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, in looking on the happy autumn fields, and thinking of the days that are no more.' - alfred lord tennyson it is important to move forward from this horrific tragedy, but don't let this day pass by without a moment to learn, reflect, and remember

 
Alexandra Virtanen
BU Student
11 September 2002
 

one year later and i still sit and cry. the thought of the terror those people encountered is beyond my worst nightmare. God bless the victims and their friends and families for all their strength and bravery. lean on your friends and remember to also be a good friend right back. live life and love it. my prayers are with you all. thank you for this website BU...it's been wonderful to read the different reflections.

 
N.R.
BU Student
12 September 2002
 

I can't explain why it is that out of this horrible tragedy and the thousands of lives that were lost, there are some that seem to stand out. Some stories that I can't forget and some people that I'll always think about. Lisa is one. I have no connection to her except that I'm also in my early 20's and I live in Boston. But every time I see her picture or read an article, I think about what a tremendous loss it is.

 
A Visitor
A Visitor
12 September 2002
 

We remember all victims of the attacks of September 11th, 2001. Jeroen, The Netherlands (Europe)

 
Jeroen
A Visitor
12 September 2002
 

A year has passed, since the tragedy...God bless Lisa, may she rest happily in heaven... -From Korea-

 
Graduate
BU Alumni
18 September 2002
 

I thought the September 11 vigil was very beautiful. Even thought I am so far from NY, my homestate, standing in front of Marsh Chapel that night brought me that much closer to home. I am glad I attended and payed my respects to those who perished on 9/11. BU remembers. May God be with you all.

 
Chrisavgi Sourgoutsis
BU Student
20 September 2002
 

Hi, i'm currently a junior at Lynn English High School & plan on attending BU. i just wanted to say that i think it is so great how much you have done for this memorial. my prayers go out to ALL of the victims of 9-11. may God take them by their hands and lead them to happiness. I hope God lightens their path on their way to heaven. thank you *~§Maria Gregorio§~*

 
Maria Gregorio
A Visitor
07 October 2002
 

I MISS YOUR SMILE, AND FRIENDSHIP...YOU ALWAS HAD SOMETHING TO ENCOURAGE ME.. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART.. THERE IS NO DAY OR NIGHT WHERE I CAN'T STOP THINKING OF HOW WONDERFUL YOU WERE...NOW YOU ARE WITH GOD..YOU ARE AN ANGEL..MY ANGEL.

 
MC
A Visitor
21 October 2002
 

All, all my deepest condolence and best wishes after a visit at this site. An Italian-Australian friend

 
Massimo Piccardi
A Visitor
01 November 2002
 

It is never wise to forget the past. It is critical for America to recognize that there are still brutal people that hate our democratic successes. Such success serves to remind such people of their own inadequacies and failures. As a people, I hope we will never forget the senseless horrors of September 11. As a people, we must be forever vigilant.

 
Dr. Gilbert Martinez
Friend of BU
06 November 2002
 

Its been more than a year, but no one has forgotten this horrific date, or the images that members of my generation will have forever. Most importantly, no one has forgotten, nor will they ever forget the victims of these attacks.

 
A Freshman, 2002
BU Student
14 November 2002
 

To Joeys family,I hope every day that you know that he is forever watching over you. In the short time I was lucky enough to know him,He made a lasting impression on me for the kind of warm hearted,wonderful man that he was.I know for sure that he is in the hands of God. I will never be able to make sense of why he was stolen so tragically away from a world in which he, with such ease, made a better place. I think of him everyday and of what you,his beloved family must be suffering. All my love to Devon,who should be proud to be the only son of such an amazing human being. Strong, kind and genuine. Now he is not only your Daddy....but your guardian angel too! To his wife,shari, May you always feels his arms around you and forever hear his words of love in your ears. To his parents and siblings,I pray for you,peace of heart and comfort of soul and that you always feel him close to you.Forever,untill you meet again. To Joey, I pray for you every night.I pray that you never suffered ,even for an instant. I pray that you were brought by the hand of God,directly into the brightest light in the sky.And I pray that you know how much you are deeply missed by your family ,friends and the people whose lives you touched only briefly. May your soul continue to soar above the stars and continue to give the gifts you gave to those you knew when you lived, now to those in heaven that need you. My love and appreciation for ever even knowing you, Jessica Smith

 
Jessica Smith
A Visitor
14 November 2002
 

As a Parent I grieve for the Parents of the sons and daughter's lost. Lives stolen from their grasp. I wish them happy and enduring memories of times shared with their precious Children. I hope you will be able to feel the sun again someday, see the colors of the green trees and hear the birds and remember happiness again. As a Son I grieve for the sons and daughters who have had their Parents taken away. For them I wish the same, memories that will last a life time. When you look in the eyes of your own children, hear an old song or feel the closeness of a favorite friend, you will remember love. For the rest of us, I wish and pray for the day when we can hug our Parents and our Children and not have to worry about such horrific deeds. A day of peace where we can kiss each other good night and know we will have tomorrows to build these memories. It is not much to offer people who have lost a lifetime and more but hope is a powerful thing. I hope for us all.

 
A Father
BU Parent
05 December 2002
 

We shall never forget.

 
Mike D
A Visitor
11 December 2002
 

Hello, I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I'm really sorry about Sept.11th. My deepest condolence to everyone. We all hope nothing like this happen again.

 
Maria
A Visitor
11 December 2002
 

I am praying for every one that lost someone in the crash of W.T.C. I hope you can go on with your lifes. Take care/ Jennifer (Sweden)

 
Jennifer
A Visitor
11 December 2002
 

It has been more than one year since the attack, but the images are still as vivid as yesterday's ones. No one shall forget the victims, and they will be missed always. God Bless.

 
Sally
A Visitor
23 December 2002
 

I still miss you tremendously!! But know you are watching over me and all of your family! The Women's Harvard Hockey team stay at our hotel. The coach knew your sister. I was so overcome with questions, I just totally wished you were still here so we could talk about it!!! I really miss you!!

 
Julie
A Visitor
02 January 2003
 

The depth of this horror is profound. May the families of the victims find balance and peace. And may all of us never forget them.

 
Clement Seldin
BU Alumni
10 January 2003
 

I don't know what compelled me to visit this website of a school I haven't visited in almost 2 years. Perhaps I was trying to recapture some of the nostalgia of my early college days or perhaps it's because I've become rather jaded in my view on life and some higher power was compelling me to come here so that I would be reminded of the greater good of humankind. All that glitters is not gold... but gold is not a ring or bracelet or some other piece of fine jewelry. It is the spirit of man, may it endure forever.

 
Len
Friend of BU
14 January 2003
 

Never forget. Rest in peace, Christine.

 
Allison Marshall
BU Alumni
14 January 2003
 

After this event took place we would like to say sorry for every one who lost somebody close. We also would like to pray for all of those who had their life changed by the attack.

 
Elma /Yvette SHS
A Visitor
24 January 2003
 

god bless the sovreign power of the united states of america. recents events unfolding, band together - this country will stay strong with the support of its citizens.

 
Rob Abraham, USN
A Visitor
10 February 2003
 

I Just recently found this site and i really havent shared my thoughts on what happened a year ago. I think that not only was our world shaken violently,and people we loved taken from us but people's dreams were shattered. In my 16 years i never thought anything like this would happen to me, to us, to our nation. Now with the pending war with Iraq, no one seems to remember what were fighting for. September 11 has all but left many people's minds. Which should never happen. My town never held a cermony or had a place to go to remember all of those lost, to grieve with the rest of the nation. I remember on that tuesday, i had gotten up a little late and taken a shower and as i was blow drying my hair i was looking at the tv and just at that moment the second plane hit the other tower i was terrified. I had been at that building on August 12 and that creeped me out. When i got to school that day every one was talking about it and i could tell that everyone was scared. We watched the tvs in our classes like all day. One of my classmates was in hysterics because he couldnt get a hold on his brother who recently moved to the business district of New York. we had like four tvs in the living room that week becasue every channel had somthing differnt to say. I couldnt call my family because the phones everywhere were so busy, even all the way up in Albany thay were out. My school is in teh process of a play called with their eyes. Its about a high school at ground zero. this is the first thing our town has done since the attacks. the terrorists that attacked our nation on that day hoped to change our way of life, thank god they succedded, were all closer now i think.

 
Maria
A Visitor
11 February 2003
 

A lifetime ago, many lifetimes ago from now I am moved to tears over the fate of strangers. Please Lord give us the strength and compassion to rebuild and re-trust in a world gone crazy. Thank you BU

 
Phil Cosgrove
Friend of BU
03 March 2003
 

I sit here pondering the lives that were lost on that senseless day. What they achieved and the potential that can never be realized. Now I have seen the faces of the innocent victims in my BU famiy and my heart weeps once again. The wives, husbands, fathers, mothers and children left behind have my my deepest sympathy. I will always remember my fallen BU family members and their families will remain in my thoughts. CLA '85

 
Stuart A. Trautenberg
BU Alumni
18 March 2003
 

I moved to Boston in '02 to attend grad school at Harvard. I worked in the WTC complex and leaving NYC after the event was very difficult because sometimes it seems like everyone has forgotten the magnitude of what happened. Seeing a link on your main page to remember the victims means so much. Thank you for not forgetting. Thank you for committing to this memorial for those we lost. It really means so much, just keeping their memory alive.

 
DD
A Visitor
22 April 2003
 

I know you were with me at graduation. Stay with Trev...

 
Graduate '03
BU Alumni
21 May 2003
 

Recently, I was deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Marines. When thinking to myself why I was there and how I would persevere, I always thought back to the images of the falling towers. There are many people still concerned with protecting this country's freedoms and we will never forget. -God Bless

 
Joseph A. Logrippo
BU Alumni
16 June 2003
 

I don't really know what to say, September 11th was something that never should have happened, but unfortunately did. In my 17 years of living I've never seen a tragedy that has been so immense. My condolences to those of you that have lost someone that you knew during September 11th.

 
Devon
A Visitor
16 June 2003
 

Dear Lisa, I never met you on this side; I echo all of those who wish they had by saying that your love continues here with us. I pray for your family and friends that this continuing memorial provides comfort. To all of you who know her or provided testimonial to her, please remember that whenever you feel lonely or her loss is troubling you, she is right beside you as an angel, being there now as she was then. God bless you, Lisa.

 
Phil Berrong
A Visitor
18 July 2003
 

My name is Justin. Saranya and I shared many special times together in Boston. She is the most genuine and sincere person that I know. She's knew more about life and love then i'll ever know. I was lucky enough to have shared it with her. She is missed everyday. My condolences to Mr. and Mrs. Srinuan and brother Paulie. My apologies....

 
Justin K. Park
Friend of BU
02 September 2003
 

I was in Boston two years ago when the attacks took place and will forever be saddened by the loss of life and the grief that I witnessed. My thoughts and prayers go to all who have died and to the friends and families who have suffered from this tragedy. I will never forget. May God bless us all.

 
Jamie Guerra
BU Alumni
11 September 2003
 

Hi,..im not a BU member but i was transfered to this sight somehow and i would like to say to BU, that all of your students seem very vigiland and ive never seen a whole university light up like that. Thats truly a unique and special vigil. Also i would like to say "god bless" to all the victims of 9-11-01 and may God watch over their familys and friends. September 11th was tragic..but in a way i think it braught America together, as more of a loving community. I was born in New York and even if someone wasnt i believe everyone has a little bit of NY in them after 9-11. GOD BLESS AMERICA and good luck to Boston University and its fellow students :) "America, land of the always brave and forever FREE"! :)

 
Nicholas Hall
A Visitor
11 September 2003
 

I´m not in your BU-University...I´m not even American,I wasn´t even in America.I´m from Austria,however I feel so touched by the Memorial-side you created...It really makes me cry!We could all,everywhere in the world may loose loved ones or so much people all at once,and its good to know that there ARE people who care and that there IS global Unity if something tragic and unjudtified happens... We all light our candels today and pray that something like that will never happen again,all my thoughts drive the long road to all the friends,people of those who died 2 years ago...I wont judge nobody for all what happened but... ...I remember and I´ll always will!My youth has been moved a lot by those attacs and I started thinking about why the innocent die?No answer from Nowehre,but I know whereever something like that happens:The Worlds a familie...a big one!

 
Ally
A Visitor
11 September 2003
 

Such as sad two years it has been without the light that was you in our lives. The world has changed so much in these last two years, but never will we forget you and what a good person you were.

 
Sarah
BU Alumni
11 September 2003
 

As a New York City resident and BU student I am very touched by this moving tribute to those who lost their lives on this date two years ago. It has forever changed my life and forced me to evaluate my own safety. I think we've come a long way in these 2 years but we should never forget this date as long as we live and try to remember the impact this surprising and unfortunate event has had on our country. it doesn't matter where we live we all share these thoughts. I could have died that day, for I was supposed to be heading downtown to my internship in Lower Broadway after school on 9/11 and I'm just fortunate that I witnessed it from a safe distance and always have a soft spot for all those who died. I will never forget this, and the lasting impact its shock will have on American history

 
Scot
BU Student
11 September 2003
 

I knew Tom through the swim team. He was a always a gentleman, a class act. I was shocked when I saw his name on a list in September, 2001, and further hurt to learn that he was the co-pilot of the first jet to hit the tower. I believe that Tom was amongst the first to fight back. An early pioneer in a struggle, which we now all live within. I choose to remember how I knew him, and what I have read about him since this event. He stood for family, his faith and love. We will never forget.

 
Chuck Weiner
BU Alumni
11 September 2003
 

2 years later. It's moving to see that even 2 years after the fact, that people are still finding time to share their thoughts on this tragic event. Love your family and love your friends unconditionally because in the end...they are the most important things in life. Thank you, BU, for keeping this memorial site alive so I can keep coming back to read all the wonderful thoughts of other alumni, current students, and perfect strangers. Always remember.

 
Nicole--SAR '02
BU Alumni
15 September 2003
 

My deepest sympathies to all involved.

 
Jennette Mullaney
BU Student
19 September 2003
 

What a beautiful website.... THANK YOU FOR NOT FORGETTING!!!!!

 
Marie Anaya (911 Widow)
A Visitor
22 September 2003
 

hi, my name is molly. i was downloaded the song hero, by enrique iglesias, and a version of the song came up that was dedicated to 9/11 with news clips in the song. i then downloaded some news clips and looked at pictures. just a few days ago it was the two year anniversary. i remember two years ago, i was in 6th grade, and at 9 30 they calld the upper school in for a special assembly. ill never forget what my principle said, two planes have been crashed into the WTC, the US has gone into a state of national emergency. i remember thinking that my aunt and my new baby cousin had left that morning, from boston on an early flight, i thought mayb it had been then. it never relaly hit me untill just now. i just sat, listeining to this song, looking at pictures, and i started to cry. i dont kno whether anyone will read this, but i wanted 2 give an 8th grade opinion. although it has been 2 years now, i send love and support to the victims families, i almost lost two uncles to it. and i will remember everyone who lost their life on that sad day.

 
molly thayer
A Visitor
29 September 2003
 

i love you and miss you lisa. see you in heaven sweet girl

 
lulu
A Visitor
03 October 2003
 

My Thoughts on 9-11-01 I am very sad for everyone that lost there lives. I am especailly sorry for the children of everyone especially the Fire Department. I know what it is like to go through that and when 9-11 happened i was so upset i never got over it

 
Noelle
A Visitor
22 October 2003
 

They took the best when they took you, Bavo. Love ya buddy always!

 
Jack
Friend of BU
12 November 2003
 

I knew Mark and Mike in connection with Sacred Heart and hockey. Mark was just a pleasure to watch grow into a fine man with values, truly one of the best ones. Mike, I know you and your family will continue to carry on Mark's legacy. Danny

 
Danny
A Visitor
12 November 2003
 

I'm proud to be an American. My prayers go out to the victims families. And god is still in control.

 
Aliyah
A Visitor
24 November 2003
 

i really think its nice what you are doing.

 
pame
A Visitor
03 December 2003
 

Saranya only knew to give love and happiness to those around her. Thank you for your love. I pray for you every single day of my life. My personal thank you to the Srinuan Family. Thank you Paulie, Mr. & Mrs. Srinuan. I couldn't get myself to go to NY. Not til this day. One day i will. My deepest sincere apologies to your family.

 
Justin Park
BU Student
05 December 2003
 

thanks kk and heather

 
afs
BU Student
15 December 2003
 

I think of all the families who lost loved ones that terrible day. I have not forgotten you all.

 
Barb
BU Parent
19 December 2003
 

Visions Spotless Blue Brillant Orange Stunned Cries Silenced -janet walker

 
Janet Walker
A Visitor
08 January 2004
 

god bless

 
annonymous
A Visitor
10 February 2004
 

I have suddenly not much to say but my eyes have slowly welled with tears as I read these words of remembrance for this young lady, who, when I saw her picture, I thought, wow what a beautiful girl. Then I came to the words of her brother and I just kind of couldn't take it and the dearness of it all just kind of hit me. I am sorry about your loss. I lost my mother to cancer two years ago, about one year and five days after Sept. 11. Someone told me that the fact that you miss someone taken means that you loved-- which can be a source of gratefulness.

 
Chris Theodore
A Visitor
02 March 2004
 

I still remember.

 
murph
BU Student
02 March 2004
 

I went to St. John's middle school and Trabuco Mesa elementary school with Lisa (and almost the same high school) each for a year but unfortunately didn't know her very well. We both share the same first name meaning "consecrated to God". I remember her giving a very inspiring speech at a ceremony at St. John's middle school. I was like, "wow, I want to give a speech like that." She became the best friend of one of my very good friends, Jan Lam. She had to have been a very great gal to have been the best friend of Jan Lam. They truly did remind me of(inseparable)twins as Jan said. My deepest sympathies and prayers go to the Frost family, her boyfriend and to Jan Lam. She not only now is consecrated to God but is probably sitting on his lap playing with His hair (a place that others only wish they could be.)Say hi to Him for me, Lisa!!! We love you!!!And to the family and friends who may not know how to go on without her, you must because she beckons you as she has went before us to a place she will lead us. Love, Lisa (Nicole Burhorn) previously from Rancho Santa Margarita,Ca my mom made an intriguing comment about her being a communications major that she truly was the advertising consultant she sought to be, of a free country,one nation under God with liberty and justice for all!(Giving her life for her work)

 
Lisa Nicole Burhorn
A Visitor
24 March 2004
 

Happy birthday my friend. Love to you.

 
LL
BU Student
24 March 2004
 

I think still today the victim's of Sept. 11th will always be in our hearts adn we will never forget the brave men and women that instanly came to help and made every little bit easier. just looking at photo's brings back the shock the occured that morning and it seems like it was just days ago. september 11th will always bring tears to my eyes.

 
Carly
A Visitor
24 March 2004
 

Thanks you so much for keeping this up on your home page. Don't ever take it off. It is impossible to read through without tears.

 
Brian
BU Parent
13 May 2004
 

Not forgotten

 
Gavin, London, UK
A Visitor
13 May 2004
 

Tonight I walked through a park in Taiwan. It had a photo exhibit that a guy took of all of the beautiful nooks in the world. And there of course were those two towers...shining bright. As I sit here and hour later, I still have those chills of over two years ago. I just wanted to let you know I'm still thinking of you. Hope all is well up there! Until next time....

 
DeShea
BU Alumni
13 May 2004
 

I just wanted to let any family members or close friends of the victims of this tragic event that visit this site that this still feels just terribly sorrowful for all of us. This could have been any one of us, and while I can't even imagine what this must be like now, I wanted to say that my heart goes out to you. Warmest wishes and comfort to you. Olga

 
Olga L.
BU Alumni
25 June 2004
 

God Bless. Never Forget. Thank you BU for this website.

 
Mike Leahy
A Visitor
25 June 2004
 

You are forever in our thoughts.

 
Paul J. Self MCSE
BU Alumni
25 June 2004
 

I was reading many reflections today in the morning, Memorial Day. My words can not really explain my feelings about all the pain suffered by people. I pray to Heaven to take away attacks from humanity.

 
Mariana Muñoz Romo
BU Student
25 June 2004
 

What's so weird is that the memories come at the oddest times. Here I am at work, on a random Friday, thinking about that morning at the GSU with crying strangers hugging and consoling one another. This will always stay with me.

 
AEBK
BU Alumni
25 June 2004
 

The feelings you share in this beautiful space are so brimming with love and hope. They remind me that there is so much more that unites all the people of the world than divides us. I pray for terrorism's victims and their loved ones so saddened. I pray for the end of blind hatred and self-righteousness. And, I pray for a day when the world will again see my America as we want her to be and believe she is, as a bright example of a caring humanity's best intentions and kindest efforts. May God bless us all.

 
JS - MET '82
BU Alumni
06 July 2004
 

I was there with my husband not because I knew some one but becaue I couldnt sleep at night.we went to Saint Lukes and got down on our knees and prayed to GOD that he would let us help somehow someway. finally after 15/16hrs.this women put her hand on my shoulder and said please help me get these hot foods out.from that point on I the Lord wiyh me we worked our butts off.we did all kinds of things we ran 20 to15 blocks all night long bringing suplies from one block to the next. finally after runnig supplies for most the night through. we finally set up a little medical booth wright across the street from the seen.I think thats when I realy felt the pain of everyones emotions and couldnt believe my eyes to this day I still remember the people I worked with I,ll never for get you or what we shared.under circumstances of what happened.one thing is for shore my heart dose go out to the world and pray the lord takes pitty on the fools that did this and help the families and freinds exspecally those little ones get through this and some how find pease and happiness ounce again. may the lord here my prayer Amen.

 
pixieangle
A Visitor
06 July 2004
 

After reading a generous amounts of reflection, I could not fight the lump that began to form in my throat and the tears that streamed down my cheeks. I am from brooklyn NY and was in my dorm room in south campus when i first heard of the attacks on the WTC. My heart darted to my younger sister who attended high school in lower manhattan and i was concerned about her safety. I called her endlessly with no success and finally found out she was ok from another relative. After that day i thought about what it would be like to lose my little sister and vowed to spend as much time with her and to cherish each moment. Two years later she died in a violent murder that left me with many questions. September 11th 2001 brought us closer as sisters. I want to share that God has a plan for every single person, because he used that horrible tragedy to bring two sisters closer together for the remaining time that she had on this earth and not to mention uniting an entire nation. I pray for those who lost loved ones. I pray that they continue to find the courage and strength to live their lives to the fullest extent, just as their loved ones would have intended. -Cyn CAS '04

 
Cynthia Ikechukwu
BU Alumni
13 July 2004
 

The photo gallery is so well done and accurate that seeing it brought chills, particularly those showing students watching the second plane hit the towers and the vigils. We say we'll never forget and we won't be able to with such poignant reminders. Very well done.

 
Rita
Friend of BU
18 August 2004
 

Having lost one person in this horrendous tragedy, I can't imagine the pain, devastation and suffering that the family members and friends of this family of 3 must feel. They will never be forgotten!

 
Ruthie
BU Alumni
18 August 2004
 

You will NEVER be forgotten - ever!

 
A friend
A Visitor
08 September 2004
 

I met Dominic and Sonia in Nashville in 1995 when I was employed by AMR Topeka. These wonderful people left a lifetime impression with me. God be with you.

 
Greg Davis
A Visitor
14 September 2004
 

Another year has past, again. It seems like just a yea ago though. A friend and I hosted a Charlie's Angels Miami Vice party last night here in Taiwan, it was a lot of fun. Some people thought it wasn't the best date, but that's what I would want if it were me. Hope all is well up there. Until we meet again...

 
DeShea
BU Alumni
14 September 2004
 

I was just beginning my sophomore year at BU on 9/11/01 and will never forget the outpouring of emotion on that terrible day. Please never take this rememberence site down, as it serves as a reminder for us all. Never forget. God Bless America.

 
CB
BU Alumni
14 September 2004
 

The Alumni family should never forget all those we lost that day.

 

BU Alumni
14 September 2004
 

Mark. You are thought of daily. missing that boston accent. julie

 
julie
A Visitor
16 October 2004
 

Adriana, Im sorry that your gone. Im gratefull to have known you as a young girl, looks like you became a great woman.. Juan Carlos Lopez (St. Michaels)

 
Juan Carlos Lopez
A Visitor
10 December 2004
 

Mark was my roommate and teammate for two years at BU. He was a great guy whom I loved to have around. My sincere condolences to Mike and his family.

 
Alex Legault
BU Alumni
20 December 2004
 

I'm not the best at this, but it's been so long and yet it still hurts...There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about what happened on 9/11...Maybe a memory comes to mind, an event occurs, or even glimpsing at the clock and realizing that it's 9:11...It will be a day that I will never forget who we lost; as a family member, a fireman, and friend of those who lost someone. I will keep that day in my heart, thoughts and prayers. - Steven M. Frost

 
Steven Frost
A Visitor
07 February 2005
 

I write from Azerbaijan. We're all so sorry that this tragedy happened on that day. This day we lost our sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers and other relatives... But we remember all of them. We have to be strong. Because they are with us... They are in our hearts... We'll remember them till the end of our life...

 
Ceyhun
A Visitor
09 March 2005
 

Ray, I still think of you every day. I would really like to just shake your hand again and then shoot the bull for a while and have a few laughs. Your early departure from us doesn't seem fair or just, but then again your departure was not our decision and I have faith that God had a reason for taking you when he did. I know that you are with God now because you were a such a good person. You remain, in fact, an inspiration still to all who know you. Please pray for us, and I look forward to the day that I'll see you again. Until then, keep a few on ice for us will you? Take care pal. We miss you still, and will for as long as we live.

 
Dana Lapointe
Friend of BU
11 April 2005
 

To Srinuan Family, Saranya's warm heart, love and beauty came from you.

 

Friend of BU
23 June 2005
 

a sad day for humanity, an even more sad day for the families of the innocent victims. may they not be forgotten-- the victims, and the tragic day.

 
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin
BU Student
11 August 2005
 

As another anniversary of Thomas M. Brennan's unfair and untimely passing approaches, my hearfelt thoughts & prayers are sent to his loving family and to their personal friends. I unfortunately did not have the pleasure of ever knowing Tom (except in vision of the numerous memories & photos that embrace his home). I have been honored with knowing his lovely widow and two fabulous youngsters through a Westchester County volunteer program, set-up after Sept. 11th, 2001 called "Mothers for Others". Through this meeting, I am affectionately forever known as "Mrs. B"...I would never have known this dedicated family, or shared their affection and love had it not been for their tragic loss. I'm certain his pride is revealed in their strength and beauty and wisdom. Jennifer, Catherine and Thomas you will forever have a special place in my life and my heart...May God bless you always in all ways...xoxo

 
"Mrs. B"
A Visitor
08 September 2005
 

Lisa and I were SHA activity buddies from Peer Advising to Gov't we were always crossing paths and getting involved on ways to bring the BU student community together. I feel a part of her spirit with me everyday, making me give 110%. Lisa always gave just that and nothing less. I am proud to have known such an amazing person.

 
Estee Chaikin
BU Alumni
11 September 2005
 

I worked with Mickey on multiple projects in i-Cube (Stuttgart, Germany; Phoenix, AZ and later in NYC). He was a great friend of mine in addition to being a professional colleague. He was very funny and used to crack me up at difficult times. He worked very hard and managed to keep his sense of humor. He and Rahma were made for each other. It is sad that they could not be together longer. It's so sad! My deepest condolences to all those who knew him.

 
Jay Natarajan
Friend of BU
11 September 2005
 

To the family of Mark Bavis, I hope that you are doing ok on this sad day. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know Mark touched the lives of so many people and is at peace now. God Bless.

 

BU Staff
11 September 2005
 

i will pray for you lisa and your family.you were a good person and you will be missed.love you

 
clayton overmyer
A Visitor
28 November 2005
 

If anyone can be called truly righteous, Richard was. He had a wonderful way of making each person he knew feel special. May his memory be both as a blessing and as an inspiration.

 

A Visitor
28 November 2005
 

To the family of Lisa Frost, Please know we are still here, more than 4 years after that horrible day that Lisa went to be with the lord. Please know we are still here, keeping her beautiful memory alive and honoring her beauty and her legacy. Please know we will forever keep her memory alive and will always look to the stars and feel her warmth and presence. Please visit us sometime, to see how we continue our work to help keep her memory alive and all those who sacrifice their lives on 9-11. God bless you and know our hearts and thoughts remain with you always.

 
Jeannie Ammermann
A Visitor
08 January 2006
 

I met Lisa during her exchange in Sydney in 2000. I met up with her during her brief visit to London, later that year and I received the emails informing me of her graduation and eventual move to San Francisco. I was in Portobello, Dublin, when I received a text informing me of the events unfolding on that September morning. We watched on, people commenting about the implications of these actions. I rang my friend Renee in NYC to find out if she was okay, it was then that I found out that Lisa was on the second plane. It is something to watch history unfold, it is another to witness someone you know meet such a harrowing end. Over the next days, I saw an image of Lisa hanging from the railings at the US Emabassy in Dublin and when I informed our mutual friend, Iain in Aberdeen, Scotland, of Lisa's fate, he told me that he was confronted by her image outside a newsagency opposite his workplace. It seems Lisa came to visit us all before she moved on... On a plane flying from London to NYC, in February '02, I spent a vigil with Lisa as we flew above Boston towards NYC. I chatted to her and comforted her. I reminded her of our long chats at Global Gossip, eating Korean food with Rebekah on the lawns of Darling Harbour and of the night of her farewell in Sydney. I reminded her of our time in a London pub with Iain, Joanna, me and others, and reminded her of her many achievements... Many years have gone by since then but I still keep her email address in my contact list and I still keep her emails. It is my way of keeping Lisa in touch with my life, hoping that it will meet her approval. It has been lovely to read all the comments and memories of Lisa from her friends and family. She spoke warmly of her family and friends and seemed to be the kind of person who had enjoyed loving support from these special ones. My thoughts have always been with her family since I found out Lisa's fate, as they are today and will be tomorrow. Take care everyone. Juan Fernandez Sydney, Australia cocori00@hotmail.com

 
Juan Fernandez
A Visitor
12 January 2006
 

remembering

 
JMP
BU Alumni
13 April 2006
 

" ... when somebody dies a cloud turns into an angel and flies up to tell God to put another flower on a pillow. A bird gives the message back to the world and sings a silent prayer that makes the rain cry. People disappear, but they never really go away. The spirits up there put the sun to bed, wake up the grass and spin the earth in a dizzy circle. Sometimes you see them dancing in a cloud in the daytime when they're supposed to be sleeping. They paint the rainbows and also the sunsets and make waves splash and tug at the tide. They toss shooting stars and listen to wishes. And when they sing windsongs, they whisper to us, 'Don't miss me too much. The view is nice, and I'm doing just fine...'" Karen wrote this for me in a journal she had given me to help me write thoughts about you. Who knew that I'd be reading the same words for you in June. My two guardian angels, I hope you're both hanging out, drinking wine, relaxing and watching over us. I miss you Lisa, I'm glad you have a friend in heaven.

 
Jan
BU Alumni
13 April 2006
 

HEATHER HO WAS A VERY DEAR GIRL WHO LOST HER LIFE SO UNECESSARILY AS A VICTIM OF THE 9/11 ATTACK. WE MISS HER AND LOVED HER SO MUCH

 
mildred snyder
A Visitor
13 April 2006
 

Ed and I were close friends in H.S. at MGRH in Williamstown, MA. his hometown. Ed and I spent many weekends and Monday evening religious instruction classes together. He was a quiet and sincere individual who had many friends with several close relationships. Ed asked me to be his best man for his 1972 marriage, due to my commitments in the USAF at the time, I was unable to attend and later only met with Ed a couple of times. He was always a great friend and I'm sure he made a significant contribution to his family, his community, to our great country and above all to GOD. God bless him. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

 
Paul Savoie
A Visitor
03 August 2006
 

I never met Lisa Frost, but I purchased a Mercy Band bracelet bearing her name. I feel that I have an angel on my shoulder and I never go on an airplane without wearing my Mercy Band! To her family...it must be reassuring to know that your daughter STILL touches the lives of others...including people she had never even met! May God bless you all!

 
Brigitte
A Visitor
03 August 2006
 

Seeing these photos brings back one of the most surreal days on campus filled with sadness, dizziness, and desperation for human connection in a time of tragedy -strangers hugging one another... I now live in New York City and this day will forever hold a significance in my life. May we always be there for one another.

 
Paige Freeman
BU Alumni
12 September 2006
 

You are still in our thoughts, inspiring us to live more like you did.

 
Jen
BU Alumni
12 September 2006
 

It was one of the most beautiful days I have ever experienced, but just 35 miles from my home in N.J. the unthinkable was happening. I watched the horror on tv and could only think that it looked like a Hollywood disaster movie, not real life! Parents took their children out of school just to have them close, hundreds of us donated blood that would, sadly, not be needed, the high school students organized a candlelight vigil downtown, and we all worried that we might have a connection to someone who was injured or killed. Five years later, the memories of that day are still fresh. I wish peace and healing for the friends and families of the victims of 9/11, and everlasting gratitude and admiration for all who were instrumental in the recovery and clean-up efforts.

 
Tracy Bostwick
BU Parent
12 September 2006
 

Heather was a dimunitive giant and a treasure. She was the pastry chef at a restaurant in Manhattan called Clementine at 1 Fifth Avenue. My Wife and I first visited the restaurant shortly after it opened and were well and truly regulars. Heather's deserts were one of the attractions. After fussing over them a few times she came out to receive our thanks. She just beamed. When we were married in 1998 in my wife's law offices in Rockefeller Center, we had our reception at the restaurant and Heather made us a beautiful wedding cake on her day off. Thereafter she left Clementine to find fame and fortune in San Francisco and returned to NY in triumph in 2001 to take up the job as Executive Pastry Chef at Windows on the World. She was a beam of light. It is darker without her, but her memory brightens even the darkest night.

 
Laurence Cantor
A Visitor
12 September 2006
 

I was just reading all of the wonderful comments people have left for Lisa... it just goes to show how many lives she touched. This is my 5th year leaving a comment and all of the comments are so similar. Lisa continues to be such an inspiration in my life and she( along with famiy and friends) are always in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for looking over us, Lisa. We all miss you!

 
Becky
A Visitor
12 September 2006
 

I knew Adriana since second grade. I always admired her strength as a teenager and she continued to excel as an adult. Bottom line...She was one of the coolest girls I ever met. I miss you. Chris.

 
Chris Chappell
A Visitor
12 September 2006
 

It's been 5 years...not sure if anyone check this anymore but you are not forgotten by me.

 
Sheryl
A Visitor
12 September 2006
 

September 11th...it's been on my mind all day...still shedding tears...still remembering so clearly. No real words can describe how I feel today...

 
DeShea
BU Alumni
12 September 2006
 

My Cousin is Mark Bavis. I would like to thank the BU community for all the support and love that you have reached out to our family and friends! Five years have past and five more will come and go again and again but we will never forget! God Bless RIP #11

 
Katie Simmons
A Visitor
12 September 2006
 

On my way to work today I thought about 5 years ago, I remember walking on the campus knowing we are under attack . The days to follow it seemed like there was always news of one more BU loss. I never stopped thinking lifes changes that morning for ever. My thougths today are with the familys who lost loved ones. God Bless us all. John

 
John
BU Staff
12 September 2006
 

Every September 11th the first person I think about is our classmate, Lisa. I reflect on how much she accomplished in her life and on ways that I can do more with this extended time that I have been granted. I imagine that every September 11th I will do the same, and I hope that I make her proud.

 

BU Student
12 September 2006
 

We remember you and your family in our thoughts and prayers everyday. Hope all is well with you and that Jennifer and Tommy are doing fine. Wishing you peace.

 
K Dahlson
A Visitor
12 September 2006
 

Lisa even though we ddin't know each other well, we were still next door neighbors and i remember when i was younger i would look out my window at you leaving to go out with your friends and always wished to aspire to be like you... memories like that have pushed me through high school and pushed me even harder through college i miss you and love you!

 
Kristen
Friend of BU
12 September 2006
 

Dear Frost Family, Every time I walk around the RSM lake I see the beautiful memorial to your Lisa. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing her, but from what I hear of her, she was someone special. God Bless you.

 
Laura
A Visitor
25 September 2006
 

I hope you're looking down from Heaven and saw the memorial golf tournament that was held in your memory. The number of people who gathered to celebrate your life and support the leadership foundation established in your name was amazing. You are missed by many, many people every day.

 
Rita
A Visitor
25 September 2006
 

Dear Frost Family,When I look at the pictures of your Lisa I see the beautiful memorial to your Lisa. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing her, but from what I hear of her, she was someone special. God Bless you With Love by Ilkka (with braincancer in 39 age)

 
Ilkka Tanskanen (Findland)
BU Student
16 October 2006
 

Lisa...we miss you! Lots of love and thoughts!

 
Kelly Kiker McGovern
Friend of BU
15 November 2006
 

I also worked with Heather at Boulevard in San Francisco. She was a mentor, a friend and lived across the street from me in SF. I spoke with her the night before that tragic day and she informed me she had given her notice and would no longer be working in the Trade Center. Heather was a workaholic and my last words to her were why don't you go in late tomorrow? It's your last day! Who knew the weight of that statement would ring so true. She will always be remembered.

 
Britt Englund
A Visitor
19 December 2006
 

January 3, 2007 Mrs. Bavis and family- Back in the fall of 2001 when various websites and newspapers began publishing the names of the victims of the 9/11 terror, I stopped short at Mark's name. "Bavis - I wonder if he is any relation to Richard Bavis." Since Newton was cited as the hometown and Boston is such a large place, I gradually let the thought drift out of my mind. This year, for whatever reason, I visited the Boston Globe online and browsed some of their anniversary features. I found a picture gallery of those victims who had been on the planes that left Logan on that day. While I was clicking through the gallery for Flight 175, Mark's picture popped up on my computer screen. I gasped out loud at the strong resemblance between the handsome young man in that picture and the cute little dark-haired boy who sat in my sixth-grade classroom at Sacred Heart School more than 30 years ago. The text next to the picture confirmed the Roslindale connection and I knew in my heart that this was indeed Richard's little brother. After reading an archived article from the Globe, I found I could recall other tidbits about the Bavis family - the large family, the policeman father, babies.... Surprisingly, a dim picture of Richard's mother lingers in my thoughts as well. It was so nice to read about Mark's tremendous accomplishments in his short life and the joy he brought to everyone. I wanted you to know that I will think of Mark and your family in the years to come. I remember your family with fondness and will remember you always in prayer.

 
Kathy Stimpson, Utica NY
A Visitor
03 July 2007
 

Just thinking of you in light of the VT Tragedy. Why are so many young lives taken in such senseless ways. We miss you and think of you often. My heart still hearts when I think of you being taken from us. Thank you for all of the wonderful memories... Fly high Frosty :)!!!!!!

 
Melissa
Friend of BU
03 July 2007
 

Hi Lisa, Few faces transmit LIFE so fully as yours. So for that to be taken away; whoever did that, they did not know what they really did. I looked through the lists and stopped because of your age. And that face of yours gave a thousand words about what a leader you must be and have been, which the takers of your life cannot ever be. I did not know you, but share my hopes for all who lost you that unimaginable day. May they have you back in eternity. Carlton Carver Washington NC

 
Carlton Carver
A Visitor
07 August 2007
 

Dear Frost Family, I think of your daughter every day, and especially today, when I see her tree at the lake in RSM. God Bless you. With love, The Little's

 
J. Little
A Visitor
11 September 2007
 

I still keep a photo and pin in my night stand and think of you all the time.

 
Eli Feldman
BU Alumni
11 September 2007
 

I've been thinking about you quite a bit today, Lisa. Actually, whenever 9/11 comes up my thoughts turn to you. You are a great inspiration to all who knew you. As a teacher at your high school it was my privilege to have worked with such and amazing young lady. I only hope my own children will make such a difference in the world. Thinking about your family today too. Mrs. W.

 
Felicia
A Visitor
11 September 2007
 

I remember when you & your brother Mike were just 4 yrs old & I would come over and play street hockey in your driveway with you. I remember chasing the ball down the grassy hill behind my Uncle Richies house when you guys missed the net or running up the ramp the other way. We lost ways as we got older but that morning I thouight of all my cousins & shared their pain. I will always pray for you. YOUR COUSIN, Larry. Larry Bavis (South Boston, MA)

 
Larry Bavis
A Visitor
11 September 2007
 

Lisa, Six years later, still hurts like six minutes later. We miss you and will always miss you. Love, Chris...

 
Chris Heroux
BU Alumni
11 September 2007
 

Lisa, it's been six years and I still think about you everyday. You're my inspiration. I miss you.

 

BU Alumni
11 September 2007
 

You'll always be remembered. My thoughts are with your family and friends this month.

 
H. Sutton
A Visitor
19 September 2007
 

While I have never met Lisa, she has impacted my life... even after her passing. Speaking to people who have known her, especially of her service to the community (through Key Club) and reading these entries, I realize how altruistic and wonderful a person she was. Even after so many years, I will not forget that tragic day and the loss that resulted when you left this earth.

 
Kristine
A Visitor
05 January 2008
 

Wow, I run into this page every now and then when I'm looking back at the good times BU offered me... We all miss you Lis

 
Rob Bennett
BU Student
09 January 2008
 

Another year has passed. It is crazy that seven years have passed, it seems like yesterday. I always think of you and you continue to inspire me. You made such an impact on this world. You are missed. Your family and friends continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!

 
Becky
A Visitor
10 September 2008
 

Lisa, To me, you have always been the one I remember most about September 11. Maybe it was the way you lived your life. Last year, I donated to the "Healing Field" at Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas and ordered an American flag with your name attached to it. 7 years already. The world will never forget. God bless you Lisa.

 
Aline
A Visitor
11 September 2008
 

Today I woke up and thought and prayed for Diane Bullis Snyder and her family, then I baked Chocolate chip cookies in her memory. Love you Di and I miss you. I will never forget and will always share Hope.

 
Erin Cooper
Friend of BU
11 September 2008
 

Thinking of you, your family, and friends.

 
Heather
A Visitor
12 September 2008
 

You were an amazing person and imspired me to live to my potential. The world would be a better place with you in it. My best wishes and thoughts to your friends and family. Until we meet again.

 
Jason Elfenbein
BU Alumni
13 December 2008
 

Years later, on a cold January day, I can finally put something into words... I still ache when I think about the fear and hurt of that sunny September morning... images of the destruction still bring me to my knees... I still find it difficult to answer the question "where were you on 9/11?" without feeling the tears rise. Pray for a better day, for a world that knows peace. Shanti, shanti, shanti.

 

BU Alumni
22 January 2009
 

I hope that we can all overcome this horrible, and terrifying day.... God bless the victims of September 11, 2001.

 
Kira B.
A Visitor
20 May 2009
 

Miss you and think of you and your family often. I know you are in heaven watching over us all!! Good to know!!! XOXO Liz

 
Liz Mazzie Branca
Friend of BU
07 September 2009
 

Eight years ago today I watched the news helplessly in my room on Bay State and knew the world would never be the same. Here's to friends who are no longer with us, and to the belief that we can build a better, peaceful world.

 

BU Alumni
11 September 2009
 

Still miss you even after eight years. You were a great mentor to me at BU and I will be forever greatful. Your spirit lives on!

 
Ellen Blaich
BU Student
11 September 2009
 

Remembering all the victims of 9/11 on this 9th anniversary. May all continue to be remembered and honored.

 
Cristina
A Visitor
11 September 2009
 

I have flashbulb memories of 9/11/01.... My Towers roommate pulling me out of bed that morning to watch the news on our snowy TV.... Trying to comprehend how this could have happened that evening while on the phone with my mother.... Watching Lea down the hall console her friend on the phone, whose dad was missing in NYC... I'm still just as overwhelmed by 9/11/01 as I was eight years ago. I wish peace to the victims and their families and am hopeful for the future of our world. Jessica Podlaski COM 2004

 
Jessica Podlaski
BU Alumni
11 September 2009
 

On the anniversary of 9/11, Andover Phillips Academy had a small service remembering those who lost their lives in the attack. They handed out hand made tribute cards with the person's name, age, where they were on this tragic day in September. In hope that we will speak of these americans who lost there lives, some so very young. I wanted her family to know that I spoke about her to everyone I knew. Saying her name and making sure her life will not be forgotten. To her family and friends I say a prayer and will keep you in my thoughts. I wish you all peace in your hearts.

 
Cammie
A Visitor
15 September 2009
 

Heather and KK, Thank you for your kind thoughts.

 
Andrew Strobert
A Visitor
22 January 2010
 

LOved you cousin, u made me smile all the time.

 
Roberta Coates
A Visitor
01 April 2010
 

I am sorry for your Lost,I also have a cousin named John Doherty.May God Bless you and yours

 
John Patrick Doherty
A Visitor
19 May 2010
 

I can't believe that it will be 9 years on Saturday. I still hear your voice clearly in my head and there is truly not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I love you.

 
D
Friend of BU
07 September 2010
 

Lisa, today I'm wearing your pin...not only in memory of you, but also in honor of your parents. They've carried on as you would have to make this world a better place...one smile at a time. You would be as proud of them as they are of you. To Lisa's parents, you are truly amazing. Take care

 
DeShea Stone
BU Alumni
11 September 2010
 

Thinking of you, angel. Holding your family and Jan in my heart... always will.

 
Katey
Friend of BU
11 September 2010
 

Heather was my friend and peer during our shared youth in the nineties. She had so much talent and being around her elvated me to another level in my work. Heather, I loved going to movies with you and was inspired by your passion. I think of you often, Love, Heather

 
Heather Schroeder
A Visitor
11 September 2010
 

We still remember you...

 
Regina Troxell
BU Staff
12 September 2010
 

Tom was my roommate in the Navy in AOCS in 1981. I still think of him quite often. He was a very nice guy, always cheerful and full of fun. A tragic loss to all.

 
Ralph Cummings
A Visitor
20 May 2011
 

I didn't know Brian well, but he was a teammate way back when and that is all that matters. I cant say we were friends, but we were brothers who chewed he same dirt and shared the same experience at BU playing football. I remember the day I learned of Brian's fate and i along with some many hurt inside. Like an illness. I was surprised to learn Brian was in the armed services and proud too. It is easy to see him dong so. As a linemen one learns many things about the will to win, never giving up, sacrificing for greater ends and loving every moment of life. A lineman's greatest reward is in knowing he gave everything he had toward victory, and though exhausted in battle, takes pride in the experience. i am proud to have had Brian as a teammate, prouder still to have known him at all. He might be happy to know that a small group of BU alumni players have been getting together for mini reunions a couple times a year out on Block Island,RI. As this is the tenth anniversary of 9/11; we feel compelled to conduct a memorial for Brian on what is known as the "painted rock". It sounds silly in a way but this rock has been painted over more than 400 times ever since 1962. Every resident of the island and any visitor t the island who has been there more than once knows about this rock. It s our hope, as our gang calls itself the "Old Dog's on the Block", to do justice for Brian with a suitable painting on this rock this coming December 2011 and submit it to the photo gallery on this site. My thoughts and prayers go out to Brian's family. And a special prayer to all those whose loss is the greatest, those who never knew him. T.J. Hartford #80 Class of 84'

 
T.J. Hartford
BU Alumni
06 August 2011
 

I have visited this site every year, always looking at the pictures and reading about the people lost. The last 10 years has gone by so fast. All of this made me think of "I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLachlan, and "The Rising" by Bruce Springsteen. I will always remember and honor everyone who perished that day.

 
Larry Ouellette
BU Staff
09 September 2011
 

A tree grows in Liberty, Maine - a Red Maple that we planted in the spring of 2002. We call it "Lisa's Tree" and we see it every day - and we think of you every day. You were a friend and classmate of our son Jason at BU. We met but once but we were touched by you. We think of the unfulfilled promise, the emptiness that your family must feel and of a life cut tragically short. We think of you and you are remembered. God bless your family and friends as they continue to come to terms with your loss.

 
Susan & Wayne Dieffenbacher
BU Parent
09 September 2011
 

Lisa, I never met you though I met your brother in RSM. When he shared his utter hurt with me from his journal about you being gone, it set me on a path that has gotten me where I am today. I currently serve in the military, and though I never met you I fight for you, your memory and your family. I don't know if anyone has been on this for awhile, but I want to let you know we got the man responsible for shortening your life. I'll tell my kids about the effect you had on people, and we will remember you. I hope to meet you in whatever life is after this and thank you.

 
Ryan Weisrock
A Visitor
09 September 2011
 

To All Terriers out there: Tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of a tragic day for America and for all of us in the Terrier Family when we lost Brian Sweeney. Brain was in the class of '86 I believe, was a tough competitor, a friend and a teammate to many of us. Above all, he was just like us and we, like him when we attended BU and played football. I have gleaned from an article I found somewhere and changed it around to have it apply to Brian in his memory. So I hope you don't mind my sharing it with everyone I could find in my address book. If you know of other Terriers out there in cyber-land, please forward it along. Whether you knew him personally or not; know that he was one of us through an through. And we will miss him. In our collective desire to be better than we are, to achieve everlasting glory, to earn some shred of immortality, we all pay tribute to the champions. We bow in honor and we lift our glass to cheer for those who possess that rare strength and courage necessary to emerge victorious from the field of battle. Champions matter to us in many ways, but arguably they matter most because they give us hope. By their example we carry on and keep them in that place reserved for things we hold so dear. We keep them in our hearts, for that is where the Champions live immortal. Brain Sweeney was our friend, our teammate, and we knew him if only for a short while. We’ll keep the fire lit for Brian, rest in peace. --

 
T.J. Hartford
BU Alumni
10 September 2011
 

10 years later thinking of your smile bring me back to this web page. So much has changed since that September Morning with the perfect clear blue sky that we lost you forever. But so much is not forgotten. Tomorrow morning when I walk along the Boston University campus I will be thinking of you and so many more, who's lives were lost 10 years ago You will never be forgotten and alway have a place in my heart ~ Jr 9/10/2011

 
Jr
BU Alumni
10 September 2011
 

I'm thinking of Lisa and her family today. Lisa was a remarkable student, and one of the most upbeat and mature students I have had the pleasure to teach (she was student in my COM writing class). It breaks my heart to think about what she might have accomplished beyond her college years. But she had obviously already brought warmth to everyone she encountered. Ten years later, Lisa is still foremost in my mind when I think of the many great people we lost that terrible day. John Hall, COM faculty

 
John Hall
BU Faculty
11 September 2011
 

Remembering you.

 

BU Alumni
11 September 2011
 

your memorial at the cementary stands above our grandparents plot. everytime we would visit their plot i often wondered if your death had been part of the tragic 9/11 attacks. I always made sure to leave a flower behind for you. Yesterday, on the news saw your name and realized you were the same person I often wondered about.

 
Alma E.
A Visitor
12 September 2011
 

We miss you Mickey. You were a joy to every life that you encountered. You are special and unique being- one of the greatest people I've ever known- and you are sorely, sorely missed. God Bless you and your family.

 
ACH
Friend of BU
17 September 2011
 

To Brian In our collective desire to be better than we are, to achieve everlasting glory, to earn some shred of immortality, we all pay tribute to the champions. We bow in honor and we lift our glass to cheer for those who possess that rare strength and courage necessary to emerge victorious from the field of battle. Champions matter to us in many ways, but arguably they matter most because they give us hope. By their example we carry on and keep them in that place reserved for things we hold so dear. We keep them in our hearts, for that is where the Champions live immortal.

 
TJ Hartford
BU Alumni
20 September 2011
 

I'm very sorry for your untimely loss of family and friend(s). God bless.

 
OL
A Visitor
01 March 2012
 

I am thinking of you today,while walking along the campus. It seems like just yesterday you were here with us. God Bless

 
JOHN
BU Alumni
10 September 2012
 

As the anniversary approaches, I need to send my deepfelt sympathy. For I am a former flight attendant for Allegheny Airlines in the seventies and also from Westport,MA. I wish you and your family the best, and thank you or remembering me to ground myself. Thoughts and prayers will be with you all. Sincerely, Sondra (sandy rogers) charrette

 
sondra rogers charrette
A Visitor
10 September 2012
 

I come here every year when this anniversary comes up. I come to read how everyone else remembers you, but have never written anything in 11 years. Probably because I feel that I won't be able to fully express what I feel as poignantly as everyone else. I guess what I really want to say is you are missed.

 
Daniel Rodriguez
BU Student
11 September 2012
 

I was a student with Lisa Frost at St. John's middle school in RSM. I remember her smile and drive. I would have remembered those if this tragedy happened or not. Both were awesome. RIP

 
Jeff Dunmire
A Visitor
11 September 2012
 

Eleven years later and it seems like yesterday. You are remembered every day.

 
Melissa
BU Alumni
18 September 2012
 

J'ai une pensée à ce moment pour Lisa Frost, que ce memorial en France à Oradour sur Glane en 2009 me rappelle Sa vie dramatiquement et injustement fauchée. Elle a marqué ma mémoire. Elle avait envie d'une belle planète reposante et réfléchie. Lisa avait du bon sens. Elle manque humainement à l'humanité. A vous, sa famille, ses proches, ses amis... cordialement.

 
joel davaic
A Visitor
24 October 2012
 

Thinking of Jan and the Frost family. She is gone but never forgotten.

 
Andrea (Valzania) Bonham
BU Alumni
11 September 2013
 

We still remember.

 
Melissa
BU Alumni
11 September 2013
 

Lisa Frost is my cousin, and it was very touching today to come to this site and see the comments and how many people loved her. I often think about her, the incredible woman she'd become and imagine the things she would have accomplished in her life. September 11th claimed many lives, and the ripple effect has altered many families, but we will never forget our loved ones. Thank you BU for remembering and for keeping this page going. Lisa, we miss you.

 
Cynthia Brown
A Visitor
11 September 2013
 

I knew Brian when I lived at BU in the dorms. He was one of those rare type of genuine people that always had a nice word to say, and had a sense of humor to boot! He was smart, compassionate, and just a friend to everyone that he met. I was honored to have known him. On this date when the 9/11 Memorial will be opening, I was watching the news about the Memorial, and low and behold, they had a story of Brians last phone call. Until then end, he never faultered in his calming words to his fiance and loved ones! God Bless you Brian and your family & friends. Til we meet again,...

 
Felicia
BU Student
15 May 2014
 

A warrior to the end. Rest easy brother - we'll carry on the fight until we join you.

 
Former Teammate
BU Alumni
18 May 2014
 

14 years. I brought your picture to my kids' elementary school Patriot Day ceremony today. I had you in my heart as I bought roses for firefighters. Sweet Lisa, you are remembered.

 
Katey Ferguson Dyck
Friend of BU
11 September 2015
 

15 years .... Doesn't really feel like it has been that long. In a few years, the first BU students who weren't even born when it happened will be arriving. As it is now, the incoming students very likely have no memory of the events. I'm glad that BU has preserved this online memorial. I will #NeverForget

 
Larry Ouellette
BU Staff
12 September 2016
 
 
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