I Will Never Forget

Ten years ago today, I was a 12-year-old 6th grade student at a small school in California’s Central Valley. That morning I woke up earlier than I usually did because my mother called me to her room as she was getting ready for work. She looked at the television and said, “A plane crashed into the Twin Towers!”

I was stunned. The first thing I thought was, “It’s an accident.” My eyes were glued to the news coverage. I stared in wonderment at the towers I had seen “in the flesh” just three years before. My idealistic self was sure that the authorities would evacuate everyone and put out the raging fire. I went back to my room to get ready for school.

Minutes later, my mother called me back to her room. “A second plane hit! We’re under attack!” I was even more confused than I had been before. These kinds of things only happened in the movies I loved to watch. This didn’t happen in real life. People weren’t that evil.

From that point on, I stayed in my parents’ room, my eyes vigilantly focused on the television screen. Once my father came back from his morning jog, my mother and I filled him in on what had just happened in New York. He was just as stunned as we were. The whole nation was.

When the first tower began to collapse, all I could do was scream, “Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God!” We all had a sickening feeling. We were numb. Thousands of people had just died and the famous New York skyline was forever changed.

As a 12-year-old, I understood death. Three years prior, my beloved grandmother had passed away after a long fight with cancer. Earlier that year, my great-grandfather had died after suddenly collapsing from cardiac arrest. I knew and understood that the people in the towers were dead. I knew their families were in emotional torment.

However, I think it’s safe to say that I was most impacted by the loss of two American icons. The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center had been the defining feature of the New York skyline for decades. They had made cameos in movies, television shows and music videos for a generation.

After visiting New York in 1998, I was mesmerized by the city. It was everything I had imagined it to be and more. When I came back home, I religiously drew the various NY landmarks to detail. While others would draw two big boxes to represent the World Trade Center, I drew the individual columns and sky lobbies. I was Manhattan’s biggest fan (and I still am).

When my cousin briefly trained in the South Tower for her job with Morgan Stanley a year before 9/11, I was so excited. I would proudly say, “My cousin worked in the World Trade Center.” Immediately after September 11, I was haunted by the thought, “My cousin actually worked in the World Trade Center a year before.”

Of course, as I’ve grown and developed as a human being, I have a greater understanding of what the families of the victims felt and continue to feel. I cannot even imagine losing a father, mother, sibling, aunt, uncle, cousin or friend to a terrorist attack. The thought alone fills me with dread and sadness. I feel so bad for the families of the 9/11 victims and I hope that we as a nation can continue to come together to help and comfort them.

Now, the World Trade Center site is rapidly taking shape. One World Trade Center (formerly Freedom Tower) is rising higher and higher into that sacred sky. Every day, the complex is changing and transforming into something new. As the 21st century progresses onward, the new towers at the World Trade Center are taking shape, ready for this modern century.

In the midst of this new birth, a reminder of that day and what used to be are etched into the ground. The subterranean memorial includes a museum and two giant footprints of where the Twin Towers once stood. Nearly four decades after the towers opened to the public, reflecting pools in their shape now occupy what used to be the location of some of the tallest buildings in the world. Young children and future generations will visit the memorial and reflect on the events of that horrific day, never knowing a New York with the Twin Towers.

I will forever miss the towers. Those two monoliths of American superiority in business and might can never be truly replaced, just like the nearly three thousand lives lost can never be replaced or forgotten. On this the tenth anniversary of the worst (and hopefully last) terrorist attack in U.S. history, let us all reflect and mourn the loss. Never forget.

The Phoenix Rises…

The World Trade Center site is rapidly changing. The site of the most devastating terrorist attack on US soil is now the focal point of New York’s and the nation’s revitalized spirits. Bin Laden is dead, One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) is rising and the complex is taking shape.

Below is a picture, taken by CBS’s New York affiliate, of the progress of One World Trade Center. The phoenix is rising fast.

One World Trade Center - May 5, 2011

 

Here is the link to CBS New York’s official photo gallery of the progress at Ground Zero: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/photo-galleries/2011/05/05/world-trade-center-and-911-memorial-construction-update/

 

He’s Finally Gone

Bin Laden is dead. The mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks and numerous other attacks around the world for two decades has finally been defeated. This is not only good news for America but the whole world. Peace seems more possible with a monster like Bin Laden out of the picture.

Yesterday, May 1, 2011, the US Military shot and killed the most wanted man in the world. When President Obama made the announcement, the Internet exploded as people rushed to their social networking sites to announce their own reactions to the historical news. At one point, Twitter reported over 5,000 tweets a second. The world is celebrating.

My hope is that with Bin Laden out of the picture (along with many of al-Qaeda’s top officials over the past 10 years), and with more democratic revolutions breaking out all over the Arab world, global peace will become more plausible than it has been since 2001.

Of all the reactions and commentary, I found Jon Stewart’s to be among the best. On Monday night, he had this to say on his program, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart:

“Last night was a good night, for me, and not just for New York or D.C. or America but for human-people. The face of the Arab World in America’s eyes for too long has been Bin Laden and now it is not. Now, the face is only the young people in Egypt and Tunisia and all the Middle Eastern countries around the world where freedom rises up. al-Qaeda’s opportunity is gone… We’re back, baby.”

May the new chapter in history begin. May this be the century when the Middle East and the rest of the world become closer to achieving peace.

Crowds at Ground Zero celebrate the news of Bin Laden's death

 

2,977

This is in honor of the 2,977 victims who were slaughtered in the worst terrorist attack in American history. 

We frequently hear that “several thousand died” and we’re genuinely saddened but I don’t think we truly grasp just how many perished (including 8 children, ages 2-11). 

Below is a list of all the victims who were murdered at the World Trade Center, Pentegon, and on flights American 11 and 77 and United 175 and 93 (I have excluded the 19 hijackers). 

(In alphabetical order) 

Gordon McCannel Aamoth Jr. – Edelmiro (Ed) Abad – Maria Rose Abad – Andrew Anthony Abate – Vincent Abate – Laurence Abel – William F. Abrahamson – Richard Anthony Aceto – Heinrich B. Ackerman – Paul Andrew Acquaviva – Christian Adams – Donald L. Adams – Patrick Adams – Shannon Lewis Adams – Stephen Adams – Ignatius Adanga – Christy A. Addamo – Terence E. Adderley Jr. – Sophia B. Addo – Lee Adler – Daniel Thomas Afflitto – Emmanuel Afuakwah – Alok Agarwal – Mukul Agarwala – Joseph Agnello – David Agnes – Joao A.D. Aguiar Jr. – Lt. Brian G. Ahearn – Jeremiah J. Ahern – Joanne Ahladiotis – Shabbir Ahmed – Terrance Andre Aiken – Godwin Ajala – Gertrude M. Alagero – Andrew Alameno – Margaret (Peggy) Jezycki Alario – Gary Albero – Jon L. Albert – Peter Alderman – Jacquelyn Delaine Aldridge – Grace Alegre-Cua – David D. Alger – Ernest Alikakos – Edward L. Allegretto – Eric Allen – Joseph Ryan Allen – Richard Dennis Allen – Richard L. Allen – Christopher Edward Allingham – Anna Williams Allison – Janet M. Alonso – Anthony Alvarado – Antonio Javier Alvarez – Telmo Alvear – Cesar A. Alviar – Tariq Amanullah – Angelo Amaranto – James Amato – Joseph Amatuccio – Paul W. Ambrose – Christopher Charles Amoroso – Spc. Craig Amundson – Kazuhiro Anai – Calixto Anaya Jr. – Joseph Peter Anchundia – Kermit Charles Anderson – Yvette Anderson – John Andreacchio – Michael Rourke Andrews – Jean A. Andrucki – Siew-Nya Ang – Joseph Angelini Jr. – Joseph Angelini Sr. – David Lawrence Angell – Lynn Edwards Angell – Laura Angilletta – Doreen J. Angrisani – Lorraine D. Antigua – Selma Aoyama – Peter Paul Apollo – Faustino Apostol Jr. – Frank Thomas Aquilino – Patrick Michael Aranyos – David Arce – Michael G. Arczynski – Louis Arena – Barbara Jean (Bobbi) Arestegui – Adam Arias – Michael J. Armstrong – Jack Charles Aron – Joshua Aron – Richard Avery Aronow – Myra Joy Aronson – Japhet J. Aryee – Carl Asaro – Michael A. Asciak – Michael Edward Asher – Janice Ashley – Thomas J. Ashton – Manuel O. Asitimbay – Lt. Gregg Arthur Atlas – Gerald Atwood – James Audiffred – Louis Aversano Jr. – Ezra Aviles – Alona Avraham – Ayodeji Awe – Samuel (Sandy) Ayala – Arlene T. Babakitis – Eustace (Rudy) Bacchus – John James Badagliacca – Jane Ellen Baeszler – Robert J. Baierwalter – Andrew J. Bailey – Brett T. Bailey – Garnet Edward (Ace) Bailey – Tatyana Bakalinskaya – Michael S. Baksh – Sharon Balkcom – Michael Andrew Bane – Kathy Bantis – Gerard Jean Baptiste – Walter Baran – Gerard A. Barbara – Paul V. Barbaro – James W. Barbella – Ivan Kyrillos Fairbanks Barbosa – Victor Daniel Barbosa – Christine Barbuto – Colleen Ann Barkow – David Michael Barkway – Matthew Barnes – Melissa Rose Barnes – Sheila Barnes – Evan J. Baron – Renee Barrett-Arjune – Arthur T. Barry – Diane Barry – Maurice Vincent Barry – Scott D. Bart – Carlton W. Bartels – Guy Barzvi – Inna Basina – Alysia Basmajian – Kenneth William Basnicki – Lt. Steven J. Bates – Paul James Battaglia – W. David Bauer – Ivhan Luis Carpio Bautista – Marlyn C. Bautista – Mark Lawrence Bavis – Jasper Baxter – Lorraine G. Bay – Michele (Du Berry) Beale – Todd Morgan Beamer – Paul F. Beatini – Jane S. Beatty – Alan Beaven – Larry I. Beck – Manette Marie Beckles – Carl John Bedigian – Michael Beekman – Maria Behr – (Retired) Master Sgt. Max Beike – Yelena Belilovsky – Nina Patrice Bell – Andrea Della Bella – Debbie S. Bellows – Stephen Elliot Belson – Paul Michael Benedetti – Denise Lenore Benedetto – Bryan Craig Bennett – Eric L. Bennett – Oliver Bennett – Margaret L. Benson – Dominick J. Berardi – James Patrick Berger – Steven Howard Berger – John P. Bergin – Alvin Bergsohn – Daniel D. Bergstein – Graham Andrew Berkeley – Michael J. Berkeley – Donna Bernaerts-Kearns – Dave Bernard – William Bernstein – David M. Berray – David S. Berry – Joseph J. Berry – William Reed Bethke – Yeneneh Betru – Timothy D. Betterly – Carolyn Mayer Beug – Edward F. Beyea – Paul Beyer – Anil T. Bharvaney – Bella Bhukhan – Shimmy D. Biegeleisen – Peter Biefeld – William Biggart – Brian Bilcher – Mark K. Bingham – Carl Vincent Bini – Gary Bird – Joshua David Birnbaum – George Bishop – Kris Romeo Bishundat – Jeffrey D. Bittner – Balewa Albert Blackman – Christopher Joseph Blackwell – Carrie R. Blagburn – Susan L. Blair – Harry Blanding Jr. – Janice L. Blaney – Craig Michael Blass – Rita Blau – Richard M. Blood Jr. – Michael A. Boccardi – John Paul Bocchi – Michael L. Bocchino – Susan M. Bochino – Deora Frances Bodley – Bruce Douglas (Chappy) Boehm – Mary Katherine Boffa – Nicholas A. Bogdan – Darren C. Bohan – Lawrence Francis Boisseau – Vincent M. Boland Jr. – Touri Bolourchi – Alan Bondarenko – Andre Bonheur Jr. – Colin Arthur Bonnett – Frank Bonomo – Yvonne L. Bonomo – Sean Booker – Kelly Ann Booms – Lt. Col. Canfield D. Boone – Mary Jane (MJ) Booth – Sherry Ann Bordeaux – Krystine C. Bordenabe – Diana Borrero de Padro – Martin Boryczewski – Richard E. Bosco – Klaus Bothe – Carol Marie Bouchard – John Howard Boulton Jr. – Francisco Bourdier – Thomas H. Bowden Jr. – Donna Bowen – Kimberly S. Bowers – Veronique (Bonnie) Nicole Bowers – Larry Bowman – Shawn Edward Bowman Jr. – Kevin L. Bowser – Gary R. Box – Gennady Boyarsky – Pamela Boyce – Allen P. Boyle – Michael Boyle – Alfred Braca – Sandra Conaty Brace – Kevin H. Bracken – Sandra W. Bradshaw – David Brian Brady – Alexander Braginsky – Nicholas Brandemarti – Daniel R. Brandhorst – David Reed Gamboa Brandhorst – Michelle Renee Bratton – Patrice Braut – Lydia Estelle Bravo – Ronald Michael Breitweiser – Edward A. Brennan III – Frank H. Brennan – Michael Emmett Brennan – Peter Brennan – Thomas M. Brennan – Capt. Daniel Brethel – Gary L. Bright – Jonathan Briley – Mark A. Brisman – Paul Bristow – Victoria Alvarez Brito – Marion Britton – Mark Francis Broderick – Herman C. Broghammer – Keith Broomfield – Bernard Curtis Brown II – Janice J. Brown – Lloyd Brown – Capt. Patrick J. Brown – Bettina Browne – Mark Bruce – Richard Bruehert – Andrew Brunn – Capt. Vincent Brunton – Ronald Paul Bucca – Brandon J. Buchanan – Greg Joseph Buck – Dennis Buckley – Nancy Bueche – Patrick Joseph Buhse – John E. Bulaga Jr. – Stephen Bunin – Christopher Lee Burford – Matthew J. Burke – Thomas Daniel Burke – Capt. William F. Burke Jr. – Charles Burlingame – Thomas E. Burnett Jr. – Donald James Burns – Kathleen A. Burns – Keith James Burns – John Patrick Burnside – Irina Buslo – Milton Bustillo – Thomas M. Butler – Patrick Byrne – Timothy G. Byrne – Daniel Martin Caballero – Jesus Cabezas – Lilian Caceres – Brian Joseph Cachia – Steven Cafiero Jr. – Richard M. Caggiano – Cecile M. Caguicla – John Brett Cahill – Michael John Cahill – Scott W. Cahill – Thomas J. Cahill – George Cain – Salvatore B. Calabro – Joseph Calandrillo – Pilip V. Calcagno – Edward Calderon – Sgt. 1st Class Jose Orlando Calderon-Olmedo – Kenneth Marcus Caldwell – Dominick E. Calia – Felix (Bobby) Calixte – Capt. Frank Callahan – Liam Callaham – Suzanne M. Calley – Luigi Calvi – Roko Camaj – Michael Cammarata – David Otey Campbell – Geoffrey Thomas Campbell – Jil Marie Campbell – Robert Arthur Campbell – Sandra Patricia Campbell – Juan Ortega Campos – Sean Canavan – John A. Candela – Vincent Cangelosi – Stephen J. Cangialosi – Lisa B. Cannava – Brian Cannizzaro – Michael R. Canty – Louis A. Caporicci – Jonathan N. Cappello – James Christopher Cappers – Richard M. Caproni – Jose Cardona – Dennis M. Carey – Edward Carlino – Michael Scott Carlo – David G. Carlone – Rosemarie C. Carlson – Mark Stephen Carney – Joyce Ann Carpeneto – Jeremy M. Carrington – Michael T. Carroll – Peter Carroll – James J. Carson Jr. – Christoffer Mikael Carstanjen – Angelene C. Carter – Christopher Newton Carter – James Cartier – Sharon A. Carver – Vivian Casalduc – John F. Casazza – Paul Cascio – Nellie Anne Heffernan Casey – William Joseph Cashman – Thomas Anthony Casoria – William Otto Caspar – Alejandro Castano – Arcelia Castillo – Leonard M. Castrianno – Jose Ramon Castro – William E. Caswell – Richard G. Catarelli – Christopher Sean Caton – Robert J. Caufield – Mary Teresa Caufield – Judson Cavalier – Michael Joseph Cawley – Jason D. Cayne – Juan Armando Ceballos – Marcia G. Cecil-Carter – Jason Cefalu – Thomas J. Celic – Ana M. Centeno – Joni Cesta – John J. Chada – Jeffrey M. Chairnoff – Swarna Chalasini – William Chalcoff – Eli Chalough – Charles Lawrence (Chip) Chan – Mandy Chang – Rosa Maria (Rosemary) Chapa – Mark L. Charette – David M. Charlebois – Gregorio Manuel Chavez – Pedro Francisco Checo – Douglas MacMillan Cherry – Stephen Patrick Cherry – Vernon Paul Cherry – Nestor Chevalier – Swede Joseph Chevalier – Alexander H. Chiang – Dorothy J. Chiarchiaro – Luis Alfonso Chimbo – Robert Chin – Wing Wai Ching – Nicholas P. Chiofalo Jr. – John Chipura – Peter A. Chirchirillo – Catherine E. Chirls – Kyung (Kaccy) Cho – Abul K. Chowdhury – Mohammed Salahuddin Chowdhury – Kirsten L. Christophe – Pamela Chu – Steven Paul Chucknick – Wai-ching Chung – Christopher Ciafardini – Alex F. Ciccone – Frances Ann Cilente – Elaine Cilo – Edna Cintron – Nestor Andre Cintron – Lt. Robert D. Cirri – Juan Pablo Alvarez Cisneros – Benjamin Keefe Clark – Eugene Clark – Gregory A. Clark – Mannie Leroy Clark – Sarah M. Clark – Thomas R. Clark – Christopher Robert Clarke – Donna Clarke – Michael Clarke – Suria R.E. Clarke – Kevin Francis Cleary – Jim Cleere – Geoffrey W. Cloud – Susan M. Clyne – Steven Coakley – Jeffrey Coale – Patricia A. Cody – Daniel Michael Coffey – Jason Matthew Coffey – Florence Cohen – Kevin Sanford Cohen – Anthony Joseph Coladonato – Mark J. Colaio – Stephen J. Colaio – Christopher M. Colassanti – Kevin Nathaniel Colbert – Michel Paris Colbert – Keith Eugene Coleman – Scott Thomas Coleman – Tarel Coleman – Liam Joseph Colhoun – Robert D. Colin – Robert J. Coll Jr. – Jean Marie Collin – John Michael Collins – Michael L. Collins – Thomas J. Collins – Joseph Collison – Jeffrey Dwayne Collman – Patricia Malia Colodner – Linda M. Colon – Soledi Colon – Ronald Comer – Jaime Concepcion – Albert Conde – Denease Conley – Susan Clancy Conlon – Margaret Mary Conner – Cynthia L. Connolly – John E. Connolly – James Lee Connor – Jonathan (J.C.) Connors – Kevin P. Connors – Kevin Francis Conroy – Brenda E. Conway – Dennis Michael Cook – Helen D. Cook – Jeffrey W. Coombs – John A. Cooper – Julian T. Cooper – Joseph J. Coppo Jr. – Gerard J. Coppola – Joseph A. Corbett – John (Jay) J. Corcoran III – Alejandro Cordero – Robert Cordice – Ruben D. Correa – Danny A. Correa-Gutierrez – Georgine Rose Corrigan – James Corrigan – Carlos Cortes – Kevin M. Cosgrove – Dolores Marie Costa – Digna Alexandra Costanza – Charles Gregory Costello Jr. – Michael S. Costello – Asia S. Cottom – Conrod K.H. Cottoy Sr. – Martin Coughlan – Sgt. John Gerard Coughlin – Timothy John Coughlin – James E. Cove – Andre Cox – Frederick John Cox Jr. – James Raymond Coyle – Michelle Coyle-Eulau – Anne M. Cramer – Christopher S. Cramer – Lt. Cmdr. Eric Allen Cranford – Denis Crant – James L. Crawford – Robert James Crawford – Tara Kathleen Creamer – Joanne Cregan – Lucia Crifasi – Lt. John Crisci – Daniel Hal Crisman – Dennis A. Cross – Helen Crossin-Kittle – Kevin Raymond Crotty – Thomas G. Crotty – John Crowe – Welles Remy Crowther – Robert L. Cruikshank – Francisco Cruz Sr. – John Robert Cruz – Kenneth John Cubas – Thelma Cuccinello – Richard Joseph Cudina – Neil James Cudmore – Thomas Patrick Cullen III – Joan McConnell Cullinan – Joyce Cummings – Brian Thomas Cummins – Michael J. Cunningham – Robert Curatolo – Laurence Curia – Paul Dario Curioli – Patrick Currivan – Beverly Curry – Sgt. Michael Curtin – Patricia Cushing – Gavin Cushny – John D’Allara – Vincent D’Amadeo – Jack L. D’Ambrosi Jr. – Mary D’Antonio – Lt. Edward Alexander D’Atri – Michael D’Auria – Michael Jude D’Esposito – Manuel Da Mota – Caleb Arron Dack – Carlos S. DaCosta – Jason Dahl – Brian P. Dale – Thomas A. Damaskinos – Jeannine Marie Damiani-Jones – Patrick W. Danahy – Vincent G. Danz – Dwight Donald Darcy – Elizabeth Ann Darling – Annette Andrea Dataram – Lawrence Davidson – Michael Allen Davidson – Scott Matthew Davidson – Titus Davidson – Niurka Davila – Ada M. Davis – Clinton Davis Sr. – Wayne Terrial Davis – Anthony Richard Dawson – Calvin Dawson – Edward James Day – Ana Gloria Pocasangre de Barrera – Jayceryll M. de Chavez – Emerita (Emy) De La Pena – Azucena de la Torre – Frank A. De Martini – William T. Dean – Robert J. DeAngelis Jr. – Thomas P. Deangelis – Dorothy Alma DeAraujo – Tara Debek – James Daniel Debeuneure – Anna Debin – James V. DeBlase – Paul DeCola – Capt. Gerald Francis Deconto – Simon Dedvukaj – Jason DeFazio – David A. Defeo – Jennifer DeJesus – Monique E. DeJesus – Nereida DeJesus – Manuel Del Valle Jr. – Donald A. Delapenha – Vito Joseph Deleo – Danielle Delie – Joseph A. Della Pietra – Palmina Delli Gatti – Colleen Ann Deloughery – Joseph Deluca – Anthony Demas – Martin DeMeo – Francis X. Deming – Carol K. Demitz – Kevin Dennis – Thomas F. Dennis – Jean C. DePalma – Jose Nicholas DePena – Robert Deraney – Michael DeRienzo – David Paul DeRubbio – Jemal Legesse DeSantis – Christian D. DeSimone – Edward DeSimone III – Lt. Andrew Desperito – Cindy Ann Deuel – Melanie Louise DeVere – Jerry DeVito – Robert P. Devitt Jr. – Dennis Lawrence Devlin – Gerard Dewan – Simon Suleman Ali Kassamali Dhanani – Michael L. DiAgostino – Lourdes Galletti Diaz – Matthew Diaz – Nancy Diaz – Obdulio Ruiz Diaz – Michael Diaz-Piedra III – Judith Berquis Diaz-Sierra – Patricia F. DiChiaro – Rodney Dickens – Lt. Col. Jerry Don Dickerson Jr. – Joseph D. Dickey Jr. – Lawrence Patrick Dickinson – Michael D. Diehl – John DiFato – Vincent F. DiFazio – Carl DiFranco – Donald J. DiFranco – Eddie A. Dillard – Debra Ann DiMartino – David DiMeglio – Stephen P. Dimino – William J. Dimmling – Christopher Dincuff – Jeffrey M. Dingle – Anthony DiOnisio Jr. – George DiPasquale – Joseph DiPlato – Douglas Frank DeStefano – Donald Americo DiTullio – Ramzi A. Doany – Johnnie Doctor Jr. – John J. Doherty – Melissa C. Doi – Brendan Dolan – Capt. Robert Edward Dolan – Neil Dollard – James Domanico – Benilda Pascua Domingo – Alberto Dominguez – Charles (Carlos) Dominguez – Geronimo (Jerome) Mark Patrick Dominguez – Lt. Kevin Donnelly – Jacqueline Donovan – Cmdr. William Howard Donovan Jr. – Stephen Dorf – Thomas Dowd – Lt. Kevin Dowdell – Mary Yolanda Dowling – Raymond M. Downey – Frank Joseph Doyle – Joseph M. Doyle – Randy Drake – Patrick Joseph Driscoll – Stephen Patrick Driscoll – Charles A. Droz III – Mirna A. Duarte – Luke A. Dudek – Christopher Michael Duffy – Gerard Duffy – Michael Joseph Duffy – Thomas W. Duffy – Antoinette Duger – Sareve Dukat – Cmdr. Patrick S. Dunn – Christopher Joseph Dunne – Richard A. Dunstan – Patrick Thomas Dwyer – Joseph Anthony Eacobacci – John Bruce Eagleson – Edward Thomas Earhart – Robert D. Eaton – Dean P. Eberling – Margaret Ruth Echtermann – Paul Robert Eckna – Constantine (Gus) Economos – Barbara G. Edwards – Dennis Michael Edwards – Michael Hardy Edwards – Christine Egan – Lisa Egan – Capt. Martin Egan Jr. Michael Egan – Samantha Egan – Carole Eggert – Lisa Caren Weinstein Ehrlich – John Ernst (Jack) Eichler – Eric Adam Eisenberg – Peter el-Hachem – Daphne F. Elder – Michael J. Elferis – Mark J. Ellis – Valerie Silver Ellis – Albert Alfy William Elmarry – Lt. Cmdr. Robert Randolph Elseth – Edgar H. Emery Jr. – Doris Suk-Yuen Eng – Christopher S. Epps – Ulf Ramm Ericson – Erwin L. Erker – William J. Erwin – Sarah (Ali) Escarcega – Jose Espinal – Fanny M. Espinoza – Brigette Ann Esposito – Francis Esposito – Lt. Michael Esposito – William Esposito – Ruben Esquilin Jr. – Sadie Ette – Barbara G. Etzold – Eric Brian Evans – Robert Evans – Meredith Emily June Ewart – Catherine K. Fagan – Patricia M. Fagan – Keith G. Fairben – Charles S. Falkenberg – Dana Falkenberg – Zoe Falkenberg – Jamie Lynn Fallon – William Fallon – William F. Fallon Jr. – Anthony J. Fallone Jr. – Dolores B. Fanelli – Robert John Fangman – John Joseph Fanning – Kathleen (Kit) Faragher – Capt. Thomas Farino – Nancy Carole Farley – Paige Farley-Hackel -Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Farmer – Douglas Farnum – John G. Farrell – John W. Farrell – Terrence Patrick Farrell – Capt. Joseph Farrelly – Thomas P. Farrelly – Syed Abdul Fatha – Christopher Faughnan – Wendy R. Faulkner – Shannon M. Fava – Bernard D. Favuzza – Robert Fazio Jr. – Ronald C. Fazio – William Feehan – Francis J. (Frank) Feely – Garth E. Feeney – Sean B. Fegan – Lee S. Fehling – Peter Feidelberg – Alan D. Feinberg – Rosa Maria Feliciano – Edward P. Felt – Edward T. Fergus Jr. – George Ferguson – James Joseph Ferguson – Henry Fernandez – Judy H. Fernandez – Elisa Giselle Ferraina – Anne Marie Sallerin Ferreira – Robert John Ferris – David Francis Ferrugio – Louis V. Fersini Jr. – Mike Ferugio – Bradley James Fetchet – Jennifer Louise Fialko – Kristen Fiedel – Amelia V. Fields – Samuel Fields – Alexander Milan Filipov – Michael Bradley Finnegan – Timothy J. Finnerty – Michael Curtis Fiore – Stephen J. Fiorelli – Paul M. Fiori – John Fiorito – Lt. John R. Fischer – Andrew Fisher – Bennett Lawson Fisher – Gerald P. Fisher – John Roger Fisher – Thomas J. Fisher – Lucy Fishman – Ryan D. Fitzgerald – Thomas Fitzpatrick – Richard P. Fitzsimons – Salvatore A. Fiumefreddo – Darlene E. Flagg – Wilson F. Flagg – (Donovan) Christina Flannery – Eileen Flecha – Andre G. Fletcher – Carl Flickinger – Matthew Michael Flocco – John Joseph Florio – Joseph W. Flounders – Carol Flyzik – David Fodor – Lt. Michael N. Fodor – Steven Mark Fogel – Thomas Foley – Jane C. Folger – David Fontana – Chih Min (Dennis) Foo – Del Rose Forbes-Cheatham – Godwin Forde – Donald A. Foreman – Christopher Hugh Forsythe – Claudia Alicia Martinez Foster – Noel J. Foster – Sandra N. Foster – Ana Fosteris – Robert J. Foti – Jeffrey L. Fox – Virginia Fox – Pauline Francis – Virgin (Lucy) Francis –  Gary J. Frank – Morton Frank – Peter Christopher Frank – Colleen Laura Fraser – Richard K. Fraser – Kevin Joseph Frawley – Clyde Frazier Jr. – Lilian I. Frederick – Andrew Fredericks – Tamitha Freeman – Brett O. Freiman – Lt. Peter L. Freund – Arlene E. Fried – Alan Wayne Friedlander – Andrew K. Friedman – Paul Friedman – Gregg J. Froehner – Lisa A. Frost – Peter Christian Fry – Clement Fumando – Steven Elliot Furman – Paul James Furmato – Karleton D.B. Fyfe – Fredric Gabler – 1st Lt. (Ret.) Richard P. Gabriel Sr. – Richard S. Gabrielle – James Andrew Gadiel – Pamela Gaff – Ervin Vincent Gaillard – Deanna L. Galante – Grace Galante – Anthony Edward Gallagher – Daniel James Gallagher – John Patrick Gallagher – Cono E. Gallo – Vincenzo Gallucci – Thomas Edward Galvin – Giovanna (Genni) Gambale – Thomas Gambino Jr. – Giann F. Gamboa – Ronald Gamboa – Peter J. Ganci Jr. – Claude Michael Gann – Lt. Charles William Garbarini – Andrew Garcia – Cesar Garcia – David Garcia – Jorge Luis Morron Garcia – Juan Garcia – Marlyn C. Garcia – Christopher Gardner – Douglas B. Gardner – Harvey J. Gardner III – Jeffrey B. Gardner – Thomas Gardner – William Arthur Gardner – Francesco Garfi – Rocco Gargano – James M. Gartenberg – Matthew David Garvey – Bruce Gary – Boyd A. Gatton – Donald Richard Gavagan Jr. – Peter Alan Gay – Terence D. Gazzani – Gary Geidel – Paul Hamilton Geier – Julie M. Geis – Peter Gelinas – Steven Paul Geller – Howard G. Gelling Jr. – Peter Victor Genco – Steven Gregory Genovese – Alayne F. Genful – Linda M. George – Edward F. Geraghty – Suzanne Geraty – Ralph Gerhardt – Robert J. Gerlich – Denis Germain – Marina R. Gertsberg – Susan M. Getzendanner – Capt. Lawrence Daniel Getzfred – James Gerard Geyer – Cortez Ghee – Joseph M. Giaccone – Lt. Vincent Francis Giammona – Debra L. Gibbon – James Giberson – Brenda C. Gibson – Craig Neil Gibson – Ronnie Gies – Laura A. Giglio – Andrew Clive Gilbert – Timothy Paul Gilbert – Paul Stuart Gilbey – Paul John Gill – Mark Y. Giles – Evan H. Gillette – Ronald Gilligan – Sgt. Rodney Gills – Laura Gilly – Lt. John F. Ginley – Donna Marie Giordano – Jeffrey Giordano – John Giordano – Steven A. Giorgetti – Martin Giovinazzo – Kum-Kum Girolamo – Salvatore Gitto – Cynthia Guigliano – Mon Gjonbalaj – Dianne Gladstone – Keith Glascoe – Thomas I. Glasser – Edmund Glazer – Harry Glenn –  Barry H. Glick – Jeremy Glick – Steven Lawrence Glick – John T. Gnazzo – William (Bill) Robert Godshalk – Michael Gogliormella – Brian Fredric Goldberg – Jeffrey Grant Goldflam – Michelle Herman Goldstein – Monica Goldstein – Steven Goldstein – Ron F. Golinski – Andrew H. Golkin – Dennis James Gomes – Enrique Antonio Gomez – Jose Bienvenido Gomez – Manuel Gomez Jr. –  Wilder Gomez – Jenine Gonzalez – Mauricio Gonzalez – Rosa J. Gonzalez – Lynn Catherine Goodchild – Calvin J. Gooding – Peter Morgan Goodrich – Harry Goody – Kiran Reddy Gopu – Catherine Carmen Gorayeb – Lisa Reinhart Fenn Gordenstein – Kerene Gordon – Sebastian Gorki – Kieran Gorman – Thomas E. Gorman – Michael Edward Gould – Douglas A. Gowell – Yuji Goya – Jon Grabowski – Christopher Michael Grady – Edwin John Graf III – David M. Graifman – Gilbert Granados – Lauren Grandcolas – Elvira Granitto – Winston Arthur Grant – Christopher Stewart Gray – Ian J. Gray – James Michael Gray – Linda Mair Grayling – John Michael Grazioso – Timothy Grazioso – Andrew Peter Charles Curry Green – Derrick Arthur Green – Wade Brian Green – Wanda Anita Green – Elaine Myra Greenberg – Donald F. Greene – Gayle R. Greene – James Arthur Greenleaf Jr. – Eileen Marsha Greenstein – Elizabeth (Lisa) Martin Gregg – Denise Gregory – Donald H. Gregory – Florence M. Gregory – Pedro Grehan – John M. Griffin – Tawanna Griffin – Joan D. Griffith – Warren Grifka – Ramon Grijalvo – Joseph F. Grillo – David Grimmer – The Rev. Francis E. Grogan – Linda Gronlund – Kenneth Grouzalis – Joseph Grzelak – Matthew J. Grzymalski – Robert Joseph Gschaar – Liming Gu – Richard Jerry Guadagno – Jose Guadalupe – Yan Zhu (Cindy)  Guan – Geoffrey E. Guja – Lt. Joseph Gullickson – Babita Guman – Douglas B. Gurian – Philip T. Guza – Barbara Guzzardo – Peter Gyulavary – Gary Robert Haag – Andrea Lyn Haberman – Barbara M. Habib – Pilip Haentzler – Nizam A Hafiz – Karen Hagerty – Steven Hagis – Mary Lou Hague – David Halderman Jr. – Maile Rachel Hale – Diane M. Hale-McKinzy – Richard Hall – Stanley R. Hall – Vaswald George Hall – Robert John Halligan – Lt. Vincent Gerard Halloran – Carolyn B. Halmon – James D. Halvorson – Mohammed Salman Hamdani – Felicia Hamilton – Robert Hamilton – Carl Max Hammond Jr. – Frederic Kim Han – Christopher James Hanley – Sean Hanley – Valerie Joan Hanna – Thomas Hannafin – Kevin James Hannaford – Michael L. Hannan – Dana Hannon – Christine Lee Hanson – Peter Hanson – Sue Kim Hanson – Vassilios G. Garamis – James A. Haran – Gerald F. Hardacre – Jeffrey P. Hardy – Timothy John Hargrave – Daniel Harlin – Frances Haros – Lt. Harvey L. Harrell – Lt. Stephen Gary Harrell – Aisha Harris – Stewart D. Harris – John Patrick Hart – Eric Samadikan Hartono – John Clinton Hartz – Emeric J. Harvey – Capt. Thomas Theodore Haskell Jr. – Timothy Haskell – Joseph John Hasson III – Leonard William Hatton Jr. – Capt. Terence S. Hatton – Michael H. Haub – Timothy Aaron Haviland – Donald G. Havlish Jr. – Anthony Hawkins – Nobuhiro Hayatsu – James E. Hayden – Philip Hayes – Robert Jay Hayes – William Ward Haynes – Scott Hazelcorn – Lt. Michael K. Healey – Roberta Bernstein Heber – Charles Francis Xavier Heeran – John Heffernan – Michele M. Heidenberger – Sheila M.S. Hein – Howard Joseph Heller Jr. – JoAnn L. Heltibridle – Ronald John Hemenway – Mark F. Hemschoot – Ronnie Lee Henderson – Janet Hendricks – Brian Hennessey – Edward (Ted) R. Hennessy Jr. – Michelle M. Henrique – Joseph P. Henry – William Henry – John Henwood – Robert Allan Hepburn – Mary (Molly) Herencia – Lindsay Coates Herkness III – Harvey Hermer – Claribel Hernandez – Norberto Hernandez – Raul Hernandez – Gary Herold – Jeffrey A. Hersch – Thomas Hetzel – Lt. Timothy Higgins – Robert D. Higley III – Todd Russell Hill – Clara Victorine Hinds – Neal Hinds – Mark D. Hindy – Katsuyuki Hirai – Heather Malia Ho – Tara Yvette Hobbs – Thomas A. Hobbs – James L. Hobin – Robert Wayne Hobson III – DaJuan Hodges – Ronald George Hoerner – Patrick Aloysius Hoey – John A. Hofer – Marcia Hoffman – Michele L. Hoffman – Stephen G. Hoffman – Frederick J. Hoffman – Judith Florence Hofmiller – Maj. Wallace Cole Hogan Jr. – Thomas Warren Hohlweck Jr. – Jonathan R. Hohmann – Cora Hidalgo Holland – John Holland – Joseph Francis Holland III – Jimmie Ira Holley – Elizabeth Holmes – Thomas P. Holohan Jr. – Herbert W. Homer – LeRoy Wilton Homer Jr. – Bradley Hoorn – James P. Hopper – Montgomery McCullough Hord – Michael Horn – Matthew D. Horning – Robert L. Horohoe Jr. – Michael R. Horrocks – Aaron Horwitz – Charles J. Houston – Uhuru G. Houston – Angela M. Houtz – Geroge Howard – Brady K. Howell – Michael C. Howell – Steven L. Howell – Jennifer L. Howley – Milagros Hromada – Marian Hrycak – Steve Huczko – Kris R. Hughes – Melissa Harrington Hughes – Paul P. Hughes – Robert T. “Bobby” Hughes Jr. – Thomas F. Hughes – Timothy Robert Hughes – Susan Huie – Mychal Lamar Hulse – John Nicholas Humber Jr. – Kathleen (Casey) Hunt – William C. Hunt – Joseph Hunter – Peggie M. Hurt – Robert Hussa – Lt. Col. Stephen Neil Hyland Jr. – Robert J. Hymel – Thomas E. Hynes – Capt. Walter Hynes – Joseph Anthony Ianelli – Zuhtu Ibis – Jonathan Lee Ielpi – Michael Patrick Iken – Daniel Ilkanayev – Capt. Frederick Ill Jr. – Abraham Nethanel Ilowitz – Anthony P. Infante Jr. – Louis S. Inghilterra – Christopher N. Ingrassia – Paul Innella – Stephanie V. Irby – Douglas Irgang – Kristin A. Irvine-Ryan – Todd A. Isaac – Erik Hans Isbrandtsen – Taizo Ishikawa – Waleed Iskandar – Aram Iskenderian Jr. – John Iskyan – Kazushique Ito – Aleksandr Valeryerich Ivantsov – Sgt. Maj. Lacey B. Ivory – Virginia Jablonski – Bryan C. Jack – Brooke Alexandra Jackman Aaron Jacobs – Ariel Louis Jacobs – Jason Kyle Jacobs – Michael Grady Jacobs – Steven A. Jacobson – Steven D. Jacoby – Ricknauth Jaggernauth – Jake Jagoda – Yudh V.S. Jain – Maria Jakubiak – Robert Adrien Jalbert – Ernest James – Gricelda E. James – Mark Jardim – Amy N. Jarret – Mohammed Jawara – Francois Jean-Pierre – Maxima Jean-Pierre – Paul E. Jeffers – John Charles Jenkins – Joseph Jenkins Jr. – Alan K. Jensen – Prem N. Jerath – Farah Jeudy – Hweidar Jian – Eliezer Jimenez Jr. – Luis Jimenez Jr. – Charles Gregory John – Nicholas John – Lt. Col. Dennis M. Johnson – LaShawana Johnson – Scott M. Johnson – William Johnston – Allison Horstmann Jones – Arthur Joseph Jones III – Brian L. Jones – Charles E. Jones – Christopher D. Jones – Donald T. Jones – Donald W. Jones – Judith L. Jones – Linda Jones – Mary S. Jones – Andrew Jordan – Robert Thomas Jordan – Albert Joseph – Ingeborg Joseph – Karl Henri Joseph – Stephen Joseph – Jane Eileen Josiah – Lt. Anthony Jovic – Angel Luis Juarbe Jr. – Karen Sue Juday – Ann Judge – The Rev. Mychal Judge – Paul W. Jurgens – Thomas Edward Jurgens – Shashi Kiran L. Kadaba – Gavkharoy Mukhometovna Kamardinova – Shari Kandell – Howard Lee Kane – Jennifer Lynn Kane – Vincent D. Kane – Joon Koo Kang – Sheldon R. Kanter – Deborah H. Kaplan – Robin Kaplan – Alvin Peter Kappelmann Jr. – Charles Karczewski – William A. Karnes – Douglas G. Karpiloff – Charles L. Kasper – Andrew Kates – John Katsimatides – Sgt. Robert Kaulfers – Don Jerome Kauth Jr. – Hideya Kawauchi – Edward T. Keane – Richard M. Keane – Lisa Kearney-Griffin – Karol Ann Keasler – Barbara Keating – Paul H. Keating – Leo Russell Keene III – Brenda Kegler – Chandler R. Keller – Joseph J. Keller – Peter Rodney Kellerman – Joseph P. Kellett – Frederick H. Kelley – James Joseph Kelly – Joseph A. Kelly – Maurice Patrick Kelly – Richard John Kelly Jr. – Thomas Michael Kelly – Thomas Richard Kelly – Thomas W. Kelly – Timothy C. Kelly – William Hill Kelly Jr. – Robert C. (Bob) Kennedy – Thomas J. Kennedy – Yvonne E. Kennedy – John Keohane – Ralph Francis Kershaw – Lt. Ronald T. Kerwin – Howard L. Kestenbaum – Douglas D. Ketcham – Ruth E. Ketler – Boris Khalif – Norma Cruz Khan – Sarah Khan – Taimour Firaz Khan – Rajesh Khandelwal – SeiLai Khoo – Michael Kiefer – Satoshi Kikuchihara – Andrew Jay-Hoon Kim – Lawrence Don Kim – Mary Jo Kimelman – Heinrich Kimmig – Karen Ann Kincaid – Amy R. King – Andrew Marshall King – Lucille T. King – Robert King Jr. – Lisa M. King-Johnson – Brian Kinney – Takashi Kinoshita – Chris Michael Kirby – Howard (Barry) Kirschbaum – Glenn Davis Kirwin – Richard J. Klares – Peter A. Klein – Alan D. Kleinberg – Karen J. Klitzman – Ronald Philip Kloepfer – Andrew Knox – Thomas Patrick Knox – Yevgeny Knyazev – Rebecca Lee Koborie – Deborah Kobus – Gary Edward Koecheler – Frank J. Koestner – Ryan Kohart – Vanessa Lynn Kolpak – Irina Kolpakova – Suzanne Kondratenko – Abdoulaye Kone – Bon-seok Koo – Dorota Kopiczko – Scott Kopytko – Bojan Kostic – Danielle Kousoulis – David Kovalcin – John J. Kren – William Krukowski – Lyudmila Ksido – Toshiya Kuge – Shekhar Kumar – Kenneth Kumpel – Frederick Kuo Jr. – Patricia Kuras – Nauka Kushitani – Thomas Kuveikis – Victor Kwarkye – Kui Fai Kwok – Angela R. Kyte – Kathryn L. LaBorie – Amarnauth Lachhman – Andrew LaCorte – Ganesh K. Ladkat – James P. Ladley – Joseph A. Lafalce – Jeanette LaFond-Menichino – David LaForge – Michael Patrick LaForte – Alan Lafranco – Juan Lafuente – Neil K. Lai – Vincent A. Laieta – William David Lake – Franco Lalama – Chow Kwan Lam – Lt. Michael Scott Lamana – Stephen LaMantia – Amy Hope Lamonsoff – Robert T. Lane – Brendan M. Lang – Rosanne P. Lang – Venessa Langer – Mary Lou Langley – Peter J. Langone – Thomas Langone – Michele B. Lanza – Ruth Sheila Lapin – Carol Ann LaPlante – Ingebord Astrid Desiree Lariby – Robin Larkey – Judy Larocque – Christopher Randall Larrabee – Hamidou S. Larry – Scott Larsen – John Adam Larson – Natalie Janis Lasden – Gary E. Lask0 – Nicholas C. Lassman – Paul Laszczynski – Jeffrey Latouche – Charles Laurencin – Stephen James Lauria – Maria Lavache – Denis F. Lavelle – Jeannine M. LaVerde – Anna A. Laverty – Steven Lawn – Robert A. Lawrence – Nathaniel Lawson – David W. Laychak – Eugen Lazar – James Patrick Leahy – Lt. Joseph Leavey – Neil Leavy – Robert George LaBlanc – Leon Lebor – Kenneth Charles Ledee – Alan J. Lederman – Elena Ledesma – Alexis Leduc – Daniel John Lee – David S. Lee – Dong Chul Lee – Gary H. Lee – Hyun-joon (Paul) Lee – Juanita Lee – Kathryn Blair Lee – Linda C. Lee – Lorraine Lee – Myung-woo Lee – Richard Y.C. Lee – Stuart (Shoo-Jin) Lee – Yang Der Lee – Stephen Lefkowitz – Adriana Legro – Edward J. Lehman – Eric Andrew Lehrfeld – David Ralph Leistman – David P. LeMagne – Joseph A. Lenihan – John J. Lennon Jr. – John Robinson Lenoir – Jorge Luis Leon – Matthew Gerard Leonard – Michael Lepore – Charles Antoine Lesperance – Jeffrey Earle LeVeen – John D. Levi – Alisha Caren Levin – Neil D. Levin – Robert Levine – Robert M. Levine – Shai Levinhar – Daniel C. Lewin – Adam J. Lewis – Jennifer Lewis – Kenneth E. Lewis – Margaret Susan Lewis – Ye Wei Liang – Orasri Liangthanasarn – Daniel F. Libretti – Ralph M. Licciardi – Edward Lichtschein – Samantha Lightbourn-Allen – Steven B. Lillianthal – Carlos R. Lilo – Craig Damian Lilore – Arnold A. Lim – Darya Lin – Weirong Lin – Nickie L. Lindo – Thomas V. Linehan Jr. – Robert Thomas Linnane – Alan Linton – Diane Theresa Lipari – Kenneth P. Lira – Francisco Alberto Liriano – Lorraine Lisi – Paul Lisson – Vincent Litto – Ming-Hao Liu – Nancy Liz – Harold Lizcano – Martin Lizzul – George A. Llanes – Elizabeth Claire Logler – Catherine Lisa Loguidice – Jerome Robert Lohez – Michael W. Lomax – Maj. Stephen V. Long – Laura M. Longing – Salvatore Lopes – Daniel Lopez – George Lopez – Luis Lopez – Maclovio Lopez Jr. – Manuel L. Lopez – Joseph Lostrangio – Chet Louie – Stuart Seid Louis – Joseph Lovero – Sarah Elizabeth Low – Michael W. Lowe – Garry Lozier – John Peter Lozowsky – Charles Peter Lucania – Edward (Ted) H. Luckett II – Mark G. Ludvigsen – Lee Charles Ludwig – Sean Thomas Lugano – Daniel Lugo – Marie Lukas – William Lum Jr. – Michael P. Lunden – Christopher Lunder – Anthony Luparello – Gary Lutnick – Linda Luzzicone – Alexander Lygin – CeeCee Lyles – Farrell Peter Lynch – James Francis Lynch – James T. Lynch – Louise A. Lynch – Michael Lynch – Michael F. Lynch – Michael F. Lynch – Richard Dennis Lynch Jr. – Robert H. Lynch – Sean Lynch – Sean P. Lynch – Terence M. Lynch – Michael J. Lyons – Monica Lyons – Nehamon Lyons IV – Patrick Lyons – Robert Francis Mace – Marianne MacFarlane – Jan Maciejewski – Susan A. MacKay – Catherine Fairfax MacRae – Richard B. Madden – Simon Maddison – Noell Maerz – Jeannieann Maffeo – Joseph Maffeo – Jay Robert Magazine – Brian Magee – Charles Wilson Magee – Joseph Maggitti – Ronald E. Magnuson – Daniel L. Maher – Thomas Anthony Mahon – William Mahoney – Joseph Maio – Takashi Makimoto – Abdu Malahi – Debora Maldonado – Myrna T. Maldonado-Agosto – Alfred R. Maler – Gregory James Malone – Edward Francis (Teddy) Maloney III – Joseph E. Maloney – Gene E. Maloy – Christian Maltby – Francisco Miguel (Frank) Mancini – Joseph Mangano – Sara Elizabeth Manley – Debra M. Mannetta – Marion Victoria (vickie) Manning – Terence J. Manning – James Maounis – Alfred Gilles Padre Joseph Marchand – Joseph Marchbanks Jr. – Hilda Marcin – Peter Edward Mardikian – Edward Joseph Mardovich – Lt. Charles Joseph Margiotta – Louis Neil Mariani – Kenneth Joseph Marino – Lester Vincent Marino – Vita Marino – Kevin D. Mario – Jose J. Marrero – John Marshall – Shelley A. Marshall – James Martello – Michael A. Marti – Karen A. Martin – Lt. Peter Martin – Teresa M. Martin – William J. Martin Jr. – Brian E. Martineau – Betsy Martinez – Edward J. Martinez – Jose Martinez – Robert Gabriel Martinez – Lizie Martinez-Calderon – Lt. Paul Richard Martin – Joseph A. Mascali – Bernard Mascarenhas – Stephen F. Masi – Ada L. Mason-Acker – Nicholas G. Massa – Patricia A. Massari – Michael Massaroli – Philip W. Mastrandrea Jr. – Rudolph Mastrocinque – Joseph Mathai – Charles William Mathers – William A. Mathesen – Marcello Matricciano – Margaret Elaine Mattic – Lt. Col. Dean E. Mattson – Robert D. Mattson – Robert D. Mattson – Walter Matuza – Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude – Charles A. (Chuck) Mauro Jr. – Charles J. Mauro – Dorothy Mauro – Nancy T. Mauro – Robert J. Maxwell – Renee A. May – Tyrone May – Keithroy Maynard – Robert J. Mayo – Kathy Nancy Mazza-Delosh – Edward Mazzella Jr. – Jennifer Mazzotta – Kaaria Mbaya – James J. McAlary Jr. – Brian McAleese – Patricia A. McAneney – Colin Richard McArthur – John McAvoy – Kenneth M. McBrayer – Brendan McCabe – Michael J. McCabe – Thomas McCann – Justin McCarthy – Kevin M. McCarthy Michael Desmond McCarthy – Robert Garvin McCarthy – Stanley McCaskill – Katie Marie McCloskey – Tara McCloud-Gray – Juliana Valentine McCourt – Ruth Magdaline McCourt – Charles Austin McCrann – Tonyell McDay – Matthew T. McDermott – Joseph P. McDonald – Brian G. McDonnell – Michael McDonnell – John F. McDowell Jr. – Eamon Jr. McEneaney – John Thomas McErlean – Katherine (Katie) McGarry-Noack – Daniel F. McGinley – Mark McGinly – Lt. William E. McGinn – Thomas H. McGinnis – Michael Gregory McGinty – Ann McGovern – Scott Martin McGovern – William J. McGovern – Stacey S. McGowan – Francis Noel McGuinn – Thomas F. McGuinness Jr. – Patrick J. McGuire – Thomas McHale – Keith McHeffey – Ann M. McHugh – Denis J. McHugh III – Dennis P. McHugh – Michael Edward McHugh Jr. – Robert G. Mcllvaine – Donald James McIntyre – Stephanie McKenna – Molly L. McKenzie – Barry J. McKeon – Evelyn C. McKinnedy – Darryl Leron McKinney – George Patrick McLaughlin Jr. – Robert C. McLaughlin Jr. – Gavin McMahon – Robert Dismas McMahon – Edmund M. McNally – Daniel McNeal – Walter Arthur McNeil – Jaselliny McNish – Christine Sheila McNutty – Sean Peter McNutty – Robert William McPadden – Terence A. McShane – Timothy Patrick McSweeney – Martin E. McWilliams – Rocco A. Medaglia – Abigail Medina – Anna Medina – Deborah Medwig – Damian Meehan – William J. Meehan Jr. – Alok Kumar Mehta – Raymond Meisenheimer – Manuel Emilio Mejia – Eskedar Melaku – Antonio Melendez – Mary Melendez – Christopher D. Mello – Yelena Melnichenko – Stuart Todd Meltzer – Diarelia Jovannah Mena – Dora Marie Menchaca – Charles Mendez – Lizette Mendoza – Shevonne Mentis – Wolfgang Menzel – Steve Mercado – Wesley Mercer – Ralph Joseph Mercurio – Alan H. Merdinger – George C. Merino – Yamel Merino – George Merkouris – Deborah Merrick – Raymond J. Metz III – Jil A. Metzler – David R. Meyer – Nurul Hug Miah – William Edward Micciulli – Martin Paul Michelstein – Patricia E. (Patti) Mickley – Luis Clodoaldo Revilla Mier – Maj. Ronald D. Milam – Peter T. Milano – Gregory Milanowycz – Lukasz T. Milewski – Corey Peter Miller – Craig James Miller – Douglas C. Miller – Henry Miller Jr. – Joel Miller – Michael Matthew Miller – Nicole Miller – Phillip D. Miller – Robert Alan Miller – Robert C. Miller Jr. – Benjamin Millman – Charles M. Mills Jr. – Ronald Keith Milstein – Robert Minara – William G. Minardi – Louis Joseph Minervino – Wilbert Miraille – Domenick Mircovich – Rajesh A. Mirpuri – Joseph Mistrulli – Susan Miszkowicz – Lt. Paul Thomas Mitchell – Richard Miuccio – Jeffrey Peter Mladenik – Frank V. Moccia Sr. – Capt. Louis Joseph Modafferi – Boyie Mohammed – Lt. Dennis Mojica – Manuel Mojica – Kleber Rolando Molina – Manuel Dejesus Molina – Carl Molinaro – Justin J. Molisani Jr. – Brian Patrick Monaghan – Franklin Monahan – John G. Monahan – Kristen Montanaro – Craig D. Montano – Michael Montesi – Carlos Alberto Montoya – Antonio Jesus Montoya Valdes – Cheryl A. Monyak – Capt. Thomas Moody – Sharon Moore – Krishna Moorthy – Laura Lee Morabito – Abner Morales – Carlos Morales – Paula Morales – Gerard (Jerry) P. Moran – John Moran – John Christopher Moran – Kathleen Moran – Lindsay S. Morehouse – George Morell – Steven P. Morello – Vincent S. Morello – Yvette Nicole Moreno – Dorothy Morgan – Richard Morgan – Nancy Morgenstern – Sanae Mori – Blanca Morocho – Leonel Morocho – Dennis G. Moroney – Lynne Irene Morris – Odessa V. Morris – Seth A. Morris – Stephen Philip Morris – Christopher M. Morrison – Ferdinand V. Morrone – William David Moskal – Brian Anthony Moss – Marco Motroni Sr. – Iouri A. Mouchinski – Jude J. Moussa – Peter C. Moutos – Damion Mowatt – Teddington H. Moy – Christopher Mozzillo – Stephen V. Mulderry – Richard Muldowney Jr. – Michael D. Mullan – Dennis Michael Mulligan – Peter James Mulligan – Michael Joseph Mullin – James Donald Munhall – Nancy Muniz – Carlos Mario Munoz – Theresa (Terry) Munson – Robert M. Murach – Cesar Augosto Murillo – Marc A. Murolo – Brian Joseph Murphy – Charles Murphy – Christopher W. Murphy – Edward C. Murphy – James F. Murphy IV – James Thomas Murphy – Kevin James Murphy Lt. Cmd. Patrick Jude Murphy – Patrick Sean Murphy – Lt. Raymond E. Murphy – Robert Eddie Murphy Jr. – John J. Murray – John Joseph Murray – Susan D. Murray – Valerie Victoria Murray – Richard Todd Myhre – Louis J. Nacke – Lt. Robert B. Nagel – Mildred Naiman – Takuya Nakamura – Alexander J.R. Napier – Frank Naples – Lt. John Napolitano – Catherine A. Nardella – Mario Nardone Jr. – Manika Narula – Shawn M. Nassaney – Narender Nath – Karen S. Navarr0 – Joseph M. Navas – Francis J. Nazario – Glenroy Neblett – Marcus R. Neblett – Jerome O. Nedd – Laurence Nedell – Luke G. Nee – Peter Negron – Laurie Ann Neira – Ann Nicole Nelson – David William Nelson – James Nelson – Michele Ann Nelson – Peter Allen Nelson – Oscar Nesbitt – Garard Terence Nevins – Renee Lucille Newell – Christopher C. Newton – Nancy Yuen Ngo – Khang Ngoc Nguyen – Jody Tepedino Nichilo – Kathleen Ann Nicosia – Martin Niederer – Alfonse J. Niedermeyer III – Frank John Niestadt Jr. – Gloria Nieves – Juan Nieves Jr. – Troy Edward Nilsen – Paul R. Nimbley – John Ballantine Niven – Curtis Terrence Noel – Michael Allen Noeth – Daniel R. Nolan – Robert Walter Noonan – Jacqueline J. Norton – Robert Grant Norton – Daniela R. Notaro – Brian Novotny – Soichi Numata – Brian Felix Nunez – Jose R. Nunez – Jeffrey Nussbaum – Dennis O’Berg – James P. O’Brien Jr. – Michael O’Brien – Scott J. O’Brien – Timothy Michael O’Brien – Lt. Daniel O’Callaghan – Dennis J. O’Connor Jr. – Diana J. O’Connor – Keith K. O’Connor – Richard J. O’Connor – Amy O’Doherty – Marni Pont O’Doherty – James Andrew O’Grady – Lt. Thomas O’Hagan – Patrick O’Keefe – Capt. William O’Keefe – Gerald O’Leary – Matthew Timothy O’Mahony – Seamus L. O’Neal – John P. O’Neil Sr. – Peter J. O’Neill Jr. – Sean Gordon Corbett O’Neill – Kevin O’Rourke – Patrick J. O’Shea – Robert W. O’Shea – Timothy O’Sullivan – James A. Oakley – Douglas Oelschlager – Takashi Ogaway – Albert Ogletree – Philip Paul Ognibene – John Ogonowski – Joseph J. Ogren – Samuel Oitice – Gerald M. Olcott – Christine Anne Olender – Elsy Carolina Osorio Oliva – Linda Mary Oliva – Edward K. Oliver – Leah E. Oliver – Eric T. Olsen – Jeffrey James Olsen – Barbara K. Olson – Maureen L. Olson – Steven John Olson – Toshihiro Onda – Betty Ann Ong – Michael C. Opperman – Christopher Orgielewicz – Margaret Orloske – Virginia A. Ormiston-Kenworthy – Ruben S. Ornedo – Ronald Orsini – Peter K. Ortale – Jane M. Orth – Alexander Ortiz – David Ortiz – Emilio (Peter) Ortiz Jr. – Pablo Ortiz – Paul Ortiz Jr. – Sonia Ortiz – Masaru Ose – James Robert Ostrowski – Jason Douglas Oswald – Michael Otten – Isidro Ottenwalder – Michael Chung Ou – Todd Joseph Ouida – Jesus Ovalles – Peter J. Owens – Adianes Oyola – Angel M. Pabon – Israel Pabon – Roland Pacheco – Michael Benjamin Packer – Spc. Chin Sun Pak – Deepa K. Pakkala – Jeffrey Matthew Palazzo – Thomas Anthony Palazzo – Richard (Rico) Palazzolo – Orio Joseph Palmer – Frank A. Palombo – Alan N. Palumbo – Christopher M. Panatier – Dominique Pandolfo – Lt. Jonas Martin Panik – Paul Pansini – John M. Paolilo – Edward J. Papa – Salvatore Papasso – James N. Pappageorge – Marie Pappalardo – Vinod K. Parakat – Vijayashanker Paramsothy – Nitin Parandkar – Hardai (Casey) Parbhu – James W. Parham – Debra (Debbie) Paris – George Paris – Gye-Hyong Park – Philip L. Parker – Michael A. Parkes – Robert Emmett Parks Jr. – Hasmukhrai Chuckulal Parmar – Robert Parro – Diane Parsons – Leobardo Lopez Pascual – Michael J. Pascuma Jr. – Jerrold H. Paskins – Horace Robert Passananti – Suzanne H. Passaro – Avnish Ramanbhai Patel – Dipti Patel – Manish K. Patel – Steven B. Paterson – James Matthew Patrick – Manuel Patrocino – Bernard E. Patterson – Maj. Clifford L. Patterson Jr. – Cira Marie Patti – Robert Edward Pattison – James R. Paul – Patrice Paz – Sharon Cristina Milla Paz – Victor Paz-Gutierrez – Stacey L. Peak – Richard Allen Pearlman – Durrell Pearsall Jr. – Thomas Nicholas Pecorelli – Thomas E. Pedicini – Todd D. Pelino – Michel Adrian Pelletier – Anthony Peluso – Angel Ramon Pena – Robert Penninger – Richard A. Penny – Salvatore F. Pepe – Carl Allen Peralta – Robert David Peraza – Jon A. Perconti – Alejo Perez – Angel Perez Jr. – Angela Susan Perez – Anthony Perez – Ivan Perez – Nancy E. Perez – Berinthia Berenson Perkins – Joseph John Perroncino – Edward J. Perrotta – Emelda Perry – Lt. Glenn C. Perry – John William Perry – Franklin Allan Pershep – Daniel Pesce – Michael J. Pescherine – Davin Peterson – Donald Arthur Peterson – Jean Hoadley Peterson – William Russel Peterson – Mark Petrocelli – Lt. Philip S. Petti – Glen K. Pettit – Dominick Pezzulo – Kaleen E. Pezzuti – Lt. Kevin Pfeifer – Tu-Anh Pham – Lt. Kenneth Phelan – Eugenia Piantieri – Ludwig J. Picarro – Matthew Picerno – Joseph O. Pick – Christopher Pickford – Dennis J. Pierce – Bernard T. Pietronico – Nicholas P. Pietrunti – Theodoros Pigis – Susan Elizabeth Ancona Pinto – Joseph Piskadlo – Christopher Todd Pitman – Josh Piver – Robert R. Ploger III – Zandra F. Ploger – Joseph Plumitallo – John M. Pocher – William H. Pohlmann – Laurence M. Polatsch – Thomas H. Polhemus – Steve Pollicino – Susan M. Pollio – Lt. j.g. Darin Howard Pontell – Joshua Poptean – Giovanna Porras – Anthony Portillo – James Edward Potorti – Daphne Pouletsos – Richard Poulos – Stephen E. Poulos – Brandon J. Powell – Scott Powell – Shawn Edward Powell – Tony Pratt – Gregory M. Preziose – Wanda Prince – Vincent Princiotta – Kevin Prior – Everett Martin (Marty) Proctor III – Carrie B. Progen – David Lee Pruim – Richard Prunty – John F. Puckett – Robert D. Pugliese – Edward F. Pullis – Patricia Ann Puma – (Retired) Capt. Jack D. Punches – Sonia Morales Puopolo – Hemanth Puttur – Joseph John Pycior Jr. – Edward R. Pykon – Christopher Quackenbush – Lars P. Qualben – Lincoln Quappe – Beth Ann Quigley – Patrick J. Quigley VI – Lt. Michael Quilty – James Francis Quinn – Ricardo Quinn – Carol Rabalais – Christopher Peter A. Racaniell0 – Leonard Ragaglia – Eugene J. Raggio – Laura Marie Ragonese-Snik – Michael Ragusa – Peter F. Raimondi – Harry A. Raines – Lisa J. Raines – Ehtesham U. Raja – Valsa Raju – Edward Rall – Lukas (Luke) Rambousek – Julio Fernandez Ramirez – Maria Isabel Ramirez – Harry Ramos – Vishnoo Ramsaroop – Deborah A. Ramsaur – Lorenzo Ramzey – Lukas Ranbousek – A. Todd Rancke – Adam David Rand – Jonathan C. Randall – Srinivasa Shreyas Ranganath – Anne T. Ransom – Faina Rapoport – Rhonda Sue Rasmussen – Robert Arthur Rasmussen – Amenia Rasool – Roger Mark Rasweiler – Marsha Dianah Ratchford – David Alan James Rathkey – William Ralph Raub – Gerard Rauzi – Alexey Razuvaev – Gregory Reda – Sarah (Prothero) Redheffer – Michele Reed – Judith A. Reese – Donald J. Regan – Lt Robert M. Regan – Thomas M. Regan – Christian Michael Otto Regenhard – Howard Reich – Gregg Reidy – James B. Reilly – Kevin O. Reilly – Timothy E. Reilly – Joseph Reina Jr. – Thomas Barnes Reinig – Frank B. Reisman – Joshua Scott Reiss – Karen Renda – John Armand Reo – Richard Rescorla – John Thomas Resta – Martha M. Reszke – David E. Retik – Todd H. Reuben – Eduvigis (Eddie) Reyes – Bruce A. Reynolds – John Frederick Rhodes – Francis S. Riccardelli – Rudolph N. Riccio – AnnMarie (Davi) Riccoboni – David H. Rice – Eileen Mary Rice – Kenneth F. Rice III – Ceceilia E. Richard – Lt. Vernon Allan Richard – Claude D. Richards – Gregory Richards – Michael Richards – Venesha O. Richards – James Riches – Alan Jay Richman – John M. Rigo – Frederick Rimmele – Theresa (Ginger) Risco – Rose Mary Riso – Moises N. Rivas – Joseph Rivelli Jr. – Carmen A. Rivera – Isaias Rivera – Juan William Rivera – Linda Rivera – David E. Rivers – Joseph R. Riverso – Paul Rizza – John Frank Rizzo – Stephen Louis Roach – Joseph Roberto – Leo A. Roberts – Michael Roberts – Michael Edward Roberts – Donald Walter Robertson Jr. – Catherina Robinson – Jeffrey Robinson – Michell Lee Robotham – Donald Robson – Antonio Augosto Tome Rocha – Raymond J. Rocha – Laura Rockefeller – John M. 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“We will not waver, 

We will not tire, 

We will not falter, 

And we will not fail. 

Peace and freedom will prevail” 

President George W. Bush – October 7, 2001 

  

World Trade Center site September 2010

 

Blacklist: 2010 Edition

I’m so sick of hearing about the “controversy” surrounding the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque.”

For the record, it’s not only a mosque – which has been there for over a year in an abandoned retail space – but a community center that is not even on the Ground Zero site itself but rather blocks away. “Park 51” or “The Cordoba House” is the proposed name for the facility by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.

Of course, all sorts of people have come out of the woodwork to protest the project. Halting construction of all mosques in the US and carrying offensive signs has become all the rage with these xenophobic fringe groups.

Pat Robertson has declared that all Muslims intend to take over the nation and there’s even a fundamentalist pastor in Gainesville, Florida who is planning an annual “Burn a Koran Day” on the ninth anniversary of the attacks.

Playing on prejudice and extremely negative stereotypes, men like Robertson and the Gainesville pastor are helping create a toxic atmosphere where equality and reason are not present.

This kind of bigotry and intolerance represent a common theme that has remained throughout American history: scapegoating an entire group of people when times are turbulent.

Jews, Catholics, Blacks, communists, socialists and gays are just a few of the more notable groups to be stigmatized and bullied in American history. Now, Muslims have joined the blacklist.

The United States is the best country on the planet. We should all take pride in the fact that our democratic republic is the longest-surviving in history. With over 300 million citizens, we’re a melting pot of tradition, art, religion and language. We’ve sent men to the moon and cured diseases that once devastated countless lives.

We don’t always agree with each other and that’s one of the most beautiful things about this country: We’re free to disagree and protest amongst ourselves and our government.

However, when irrationality and bigotry cloud one’s judgement, the end result is ugly. Instead of peaceably having an enlightened discussion, some resort to name-calling and prejudice and while we do have the freedom to protest this way, it doesn’t change the fact that behaving in such a manner is an embarrassment to the nation.

While many are using fear and an “us vs. them” argument, my hope is that those who have remained silent during this controversy will speak up. Together, let’s drown out the ignorance.

How can I ask for peace without sounding cliché?

I know that everybody – well, the sane – wants world peace. Regional conflicts, global wars, mass genocide, extremism, terrorism…is there any hope for our insane world? Can global peace be achieved?

As I wrote in the previous post, I strongly believe that extremism and fundamentalism in all religions threatens progress and humanity’s survival. The violent indoctrination that self-proclaimed “prophets” and other religious leaders instill into their manipulated followers is one of the biggest tragedies in the world today. To think that the people who blow up schools and behead journalists do so because they are promised a special fast-track to an afterlife in paradise is horrific and revolting.

I’m not asking for those who earnestly and peaceably follow their faiths to abandon them. Rather, I am hoping that we can reach a point where coexistence is a global reality…a world where religious violence is a horrible thing of the past. No matter what you believe or who you are, we are all deserving of respect and kindness.

Here’s a beautiful video by the amazing Madonna. Performed at her 2006 “Confessions Tour” stop in London, Madonna turned her song “Forbidden Love” into a prayer for peace. Enjoy and think…

My Two Cents on the Ground Zero Mosque

I don’t have too much to say about the Ground Zero Mosque controversy, only that I think it’s horribly ironic.

On the very site where religious fanatics slaughtered thousands of Americans in accordance with their warped teachings, a mosque is being built.

Before I start getting hateful mail, let me clarify: Yes, I am aware that not all Muslims are terrorists and yes, I realize that peaceful, moderate Muslims are wanting the mosque constructed at the site. It should also be noted that I support their right to freely practice their religion. If they have the money and authorization to build the mosque then by all means, they can build it.

However, I have personal “reservations.” In my opinion, Islam is one of the most bloodthirsty, cultic and fanatical religions in the world. Not only does their holy book tell them to murder infidels, but it makes the goal of Islam to conquer the world.

Look to Islamic societies: Women are seen as inferior, weak, stupid, child-bearing objects. In some Muslim cultures, pre-pubescent girls have their clitoris violently removed in barbaric rituals. People of other religions, particularly of the Jewish and Christian variety, are seen as vermin that must be exterminated. Gays are killed or imprisoned for life for being gay.

At its worst, Islam is a dangerous cult that is responsible for the deaths of countless numbers. Holy wars, regional conflicts, societal extremes…this is what Islam is in its purest form.

American Muslims have every right to practice their religion (without the Klingon-esque barbarism) here in the United States. They have the right to build mosques. However, just because they have the right to do something doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the right thing to do. I wonder how the 3,000 Americans who lost their lives on September 11 to extremism would feel about this.