tv New York City 911 Remembrance Service CSPAN September 11, 2018 8:09am-11:55am EDT
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♪ oh, say, can you see ♪ by the dawn's early light ♪ what so proudly we hailed ♪ at the twilight's last gleaming? ♪ ♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars ♪ ♪ thro' the perilous fight ♪ o'er the ramparts we watched ♪ were so gallantly streaming ♪ and the rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air ♪ gave proof through the night ♪ that our flag was still there ♪ ♪ oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave ♪
hi, mom. we gather to share memories and to pray for our beloved departed and their families. my mom francis was 76 on 9/11, and was no wind up with stick in the crowd. that is -- were it not for her acts of love. she was a loving wife. ironically, her husband, my father, bill and i got the very foundation of this building at the very beginning. she was a great and sacrificing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. and she was also a great friend. after her death i heard so many great secret ways in which she provided comfort and emotional support to all who asked for her. mom. i will never forget you with the abundance of love you gave me. and one more thing, if i may.
this year a representative of the house referred to our loss is just another incidence. this year and network commentators that the presidents performance was a traitorous act as was 9/11 and last week the senator attacked a supreme court nominee and called him a racist for alleged comments after 9/11. stop. stop. please stop using this as props in your political theater. their lives, sacrifices and death are worth so much more. let's not trivialize them for us. to my mom and to all of you and your loved ones, never forget. [applause] >> and my grandfather, michael, whom i'm named after. we love and miss you everyday,
>> and my cousin brian. you are missed every day, but please know you can rest in peace knowing that what you did in life as a firefighter, husband and father echoes in eternity. >> and my husband, benjamin keith clark. you will always be our hero. you will always be loved. you will always be missed. we thank you for the legacy of the foundation that you set. my husband was a chef and he went back into the building after getting hundreds out and try to carry a woman out that was a quadriplegic from the 88th floor. he and three maintenance workers never made it out but he will always be our hero.
[reading names] [reading names] >> and my brother and hero, port authority police officer, david, who believed in something, even when it meant to sacrifice everything. >> and my mother barbara p walsh. remembering you is so very easy, mom. we do it every single day, but missing you is a terrible heartache that never goes away. keep watching over us, mom and send us those rainbows. we love you so much and god bless america. [applause] [reading names]
vivian, you were the jan brady of us all, with the five of us, we always knew the rest of us were adopted and you weren't. you were so different. we love and miss you. your mother prays for you every day, and hopes to see you soon. >> and my wife, arlene eva f fried. we will never forget your smile and we all love you. [applause]. [reading names] [reading names]
[reading names] >> and my brother-in-law, firefighter robert, engine 39 ladder 16. rob, finn, we're always your fans. you're a son, brother, husband, uncle and cousin and friend, who possessed an incredible soul. it seems like that's the case for all the 3,000 innocent people we honor today. we miss that soul, that light, and the compassionate way you lived your life most about not having you with us. your memory and legacy live on strongly and your family and friends who have served are serving or currently pursuing service to protect the city
either as a member of the fdny or nypd. they continue to honor your memory and all of those who were lost on september 11th. >> yvette moreno and my brother kevin joseph. we miss you and love you, baby brother. may god bless you and may god bless america. [applaus [applause]. [reading names] [reading names] [reading names]
[reading names] >> and my uncle ian schneider who we miss in the good times and bad, but especially good because he made that much more fun, yo dude. >> and we love and miss you every day, i brought your favorite sun flowers and my uncle richie would like to thank the first responders trying to save his life, especially and my thoughts and prayers are with everybody fighting 9/11 related illnesses including those who have already passed. [applause]
>> and my beloved sister, clauda alicia foster. today marks 17 years since you were taken from us and those 17 years your spirit continues to live on in my heart and in my memories. you never got a chance to meet your beautiful nieces and nephews, but we tell jaden, value tina, ellen and peya about the loving, compassionate and giving person you are to us all. mommy and daddy want me to tell you that they love you. and i know that you are our guardian angel and continue to watch over us all. we love you and miss your
[reading names] >> and my aunt who is known as susan hoy, susan and goo-goo. i'm the last one that never got to meet you, but i know you're taking care of all of us. >> my sister-in-law vanessa and unborn child. i witnessed my brother endure the pain no one human being was ever meant to bear. eventually timmy langer drank himself to death. this tragedy continues to affect every family and friend differently, but despair was going to kill me, too. the only difference was that i asked for help and help was freely given. in greek vanessa means butterfly which is a great
[reading names] >> and my brother, thomas, senior corps officer and first respond responder. tommy, i never miss a chance to sing your praise and speak of your courage, valor and service to community. through your time served as an army medic, a volunteer fire department or firefighter or in pulling people from a building that ultimate i will took your life. sometimes i think what you could have been and the bright future you held and it makes me sad, but none of us could see your dreams materialize and then i think of what you did in your short life and impact you had on the city you loved. strangers you helped daily and i'm proud to say you're my brother. >> and not forgetting my darling husband, robin blare, he washed for cantor fitzgerald on the 105th floor of the north
tower and it's with a heavy heart i'm standing here today. my love and grief go out to all 9/11 victims and survivors and their families. our three sons, nicholas, oliver and william have had many milestones that you were not able to attend. the recent graduation in new jersey and his prom. and me taking him alone yet again to the beautiful roanoke college in virginia. robin, you be would so proud of our wonderful boys, they are wonderful sons and thanks to venus and sherry for always being there for me and our boys. i love you both. [applause] [reading names]
[reading names] >> and my brother firefighter lieutenant michael francis lynch. mommy has joined you this past week and in heaven, soon we'll all be together. >> and my son, noel charles mayors who continues to be an inspiration to all of his friends and my family. i miss you. i love you very much, and i'll see you soon and god bless america, please. [applause] [reading names]
[reading names] [reading names] and my son kenneth joseph firefighter with rescue one. one of the first responders. 17 years later we still grieve. our loss is still as great these many p years later, but kenny's spirit lives within his children kristin and tyler and within his niece and nephews who he never had the
opportunity of knowing. sophia and zachary. while we are humbled by kenny's actions and the actions of all the first responders, our hearts still ache for what should have been. >> and my uncle, brendan mccabe. 17 years ago you were taken from us by a bunch of cowards. you will forever be in our hearts and please continue to watch over anti-teunt terry and four beautiful children. and fighting in our honor, you're a true american hero, never forgotten. until we meet again, god bless. [applause] [reading names]
[reading names] >> and my beloved brother, the courageous lion of our family, brian hickey. battalion chief fdny. not a day goes by that you're not in it, bri. i miss you so much. i know you already know this, your grandchildren are magnificent. we love you. >> and matthew, gone never forgotten. our hero. >> it's in great honor and remembrance to read the names of the victims of september
[reading names] >> and my husband chief, one of the incident commanders of the tower last seen walking into tower two who led with professionalism and died with honor and who is missed every day by his children karen and paul. grandfather who never had the opportunity to spoil his grandchildren, alexis, luke, thomas, elaina and kate. may we pray for those who still suffer from the aftermath of september 11th. may we pray for our military and our first responders. may we support our president to lead our country and may god bless america. [applause] >> and my brother-in-law and friend, kevin james murphy.
>> and my uncle james. uncle jimmy we love and miss you every day. >> and my grandfather, william. i know every day we had to make sure that we make him proud and even though i've never met him i love him with all my heart and miss him dearly and hope he watches over my cousins and sister and me and making sure we grow into mature adults and just whatever we have with you we choose to remember instead of being upset and grieving like that and we all love you. [applause] [bell ringing]
keep us safe throughout the night. raise as up to face each test with the strength, restored and our zeal renewed. >> and my husband, lieutenant brian sweeney, united states navy and the victim of united airlines 175. in your honor we move forward in the best way we can. we do good. we raise children in a very different world. we lived a life because we still have one to live. i will look for you when i get there. god bless america. [applause] [bells ringing]
>> and to my weight life, jennifer, a woman who meant the world only to me that everyone around her, mother, wife, sister, daughter, and, cousin come friend. your beauty on the outside was evident that it was unequivocally matched by your beauty on the inside. have you when you met was a better person for knowing who you were. the 17 years since u been gone seem like a a lifetime. you were taken away too early but your spirit lives not only inside me but in all those you have touched while you were here and many more you've never met. you will be forever respected. >> and my cousin, thomas. tommy, we miss you dearly every
[reading names] [reading names] >> and my uncle paul. uncle paul, we miss you. we love you and think about you every day. >> and my sisters husband, firefighter. i would like to read a letter that was written by your children. they write, the best compliment we have ever received is to be compared to you. not just that we have your smile or eyes but that we have in your heart, your humor and the things that made you you.
although we have grown up in a world without you, we have come to know the man you were by the pieces you left behind in us. we are immensely proud of any image of you that is reflected in as. you touched the lives of so many and left behind so many amazing gifts we know that wherever we go in life we will always carry what you gave us. we love you. we miss you and we thank you for sharing with us what made you the best. with love always, sabrina and karl. god bless america. [applause] [reading names] [reading names]
[reading names] [reading names] >> and my brother, michael. michael, we miss you so much. today has been 17 years ago. this they never gets any easier. we have to figure a way to survive the day and get through the day. it's very emotional. we know you're up there watching over us and you would be very
proud of how your nieces and nephews are growing up. we'll miss you and we love you. >> and my sister. u.s. army, station at the pentagon. half of all your friends and family, we miss you and we love you. on behalf of your friends and coworkers at the pentagon, they miss and love you. i would also like to give thanks to our supporters at the taps organization. you have continue to support our family, and for that we are forever grateful. [applause] [reading names]
[reading names] [reading names] >> and my uncle. i came into this world not seemed you but i know when i feel in my heart that when i was born i met you already from the heavens and came into this world with so much emotion and passion to you. my mom said when she was breast-feeding the i used to stare at your pictures on the wall for a long time. since i was a month old. because my mom told me so much about you, that without even meaning you i've developed so much love and affection that i felt for you over time. you were an exceptional human
being. you always put others before yourself. that's what made you unique. you are my inspiration and i will follow your lexi and make sure you're proud of me. you are sorely missed by your family but your spirit and memory will always live on. we hold you close to her hearts. i love you. >> and my cousin, port authority police officer christopher. chris, there are no words that come close to describing how much you are truly missed. not a day goes by that you're not remembered, and because of that your memory has been able to remain so fresh and all of our hearts and minds. i speak on behalf of the whole family and all of your friends when i say we love you, we miss you, and we will never ever forget you. all the victims and that day. god bless. [applause] [reading names]
[reading names] [reading names] >> and my uncle christopher. it's been 17 years but it feels like yesterday. in 11 days will celebrate your 53rd. you have missed many firsts and uams the birth of your first grandchild. he is missed every day. i'd also like to mention kenneth white. >> and my brother allen,
firefighter that you were not just a brother. my mentor, my godfather and my hero. you were truly missed. you are the glue that kept the family together. you should be looking down proud of your children and all your grandsons. god bless america, and keep strong. [applause] [reading names] [reading names] [reading names]
we remember your everyday not own as the great brother but also a loving uncle that you were. we remember your everyday and i hope that you are both watching over a. >> we love you and we will never forget you. >> and my brother, alan. came to work this day 17 years ago, and i lost him along with a lot of other people. it was a wake-up call. our country knew what happened. i'm just so gratified to see so many people here. it will never be forgotten. i love you, alan. gary loves you. donna loves you. you're too great nieces and
[reading names] [reading names] >> and my father, louis. dad, mom, mary, chris and everyone else miss you so much. although i was only two when we lost you, i still remember you so much and i see your everyday when i play of records and i've expanded your collection of 802 almost 3000. we miss you so much. >> and my uncle and godfather, firefighter eric todd olson. we love and miss you and and kathy everyday but we know you're looking out for us. [applause] [reading names]
[reading names] [reading names] >> and my brother robert hughes junior. my brother robert, bobby hughes junior, it's been 17 years since we last saw your beautiful smile that had the power to engage and light up a room. not a second goes by where we all don't think if you and miss you. you helped someone in need. you are our hero and angel.
though the pain of your absence will never go away and we long for the day to talk and hug you again, we believe this is not the end. we will see you again. keep giving us the subtle signs you sometimes do to show your with us every step and breath we take. we love and miss you so much. >> and my wife, carol. your family, , including your brothers, witty, charles, michael, and your sisters susan and her daughter all keep you, keep you in their hearts and will love you forever. and remarkably is heading to become a master pastry chef, so it's been a remarkable experience. thank you. [applause]
impact on and off the field that their naming a locker room after you at fordham prep. today's all about you. you always had an eye for style site trader mi-5 department uniform and got all dressed up in this nice suit just for you. time whizzes by but so do the dragonflies. keep buzzing over our tribe. all your friends and family love you and miss you every day. >> and to my beautiful sister diane and her unborn child. the whole family misses you so much, think about you every day. should have niece and nephew now about 17 years old pic also want to mention my aunt gail. we love and miss you, too. and god bless america. [applause] [reading names]
[reading names] [reading names] >> and my father, firemen dennis. there's not a day that goes by that we don't think if you. we love you. >> and my sister. we miss you so much. i'm so blessed to have you as a sister and the best friend, the most incredible feeling in my heart that i i will cherish forever. and thank you for everybody who was serving, that is still serving, that is served. our fire department, our police department, first responders,
[reading names] [reading names] >> and my brother. my brother, my friend. >> and my brother, chris. chris, we love you always. still miss you dearly your god bless america. godspeed to the people in florence path down south. i hope you all stay well, and for chris, i'd like to say, let's go giants. [applause] [reading names]
[reading names] >> and my brother, fdny rescue three who along with the of the first responder sacrificed his life to save others. may he and all who died on that tragic day rest in peace. you live on in our memories. >> and my brother thomas. and friends john, mike and sal. tommy, we love you. we miss your crooked smile. [applause] [reading names]
>> and my brother, joseph michael g oconee -- he had a milestone birthday this year. we should've been having a great time. his daughter just announced her engagement picky should've been walking her down the aisle. 17 years means nothing. it's timeless and endless, should've been. we love you and miss you. >> and my husband, christopher. chris, the family misses you so much. think of you every day, every single day.
>> and my husband. the absence of your presence is reflected everywhere today. may your light shine forever in our hearts, and may you rest with all the ninth 11 souls, in gods peace always. >> and my uncle, firefighter brian. uncle brian, even though i never got the chance to meet you i feel like i know you from all the stories that have been told. i'm always told i have your good looks, your sense of humor. through your actions you taught me to be brave and have no fear even though you were not even her to come yourself. we will always love you and i will never forget you. [applause]
i was never able to meet but i've heard many great things about truth throughout the years. >> and bifocal firefighter john, engine 219. we'll shared a little time together and hearing stories about you makes me wish you would hear to share all flights experience but i know you are always with us. we love and miss you every day. never stop smiling up there. [applause] [reading names] [reading names]
>> and my cousin, john. i'm very proud and honored to be standing here before you today. john made friends wherever he went. he connected with everyone, young and not so young on every subject imaginable. he always said you don't have to be the smartest person, but it's important to be a well-rounded person. current events, sports, pop culture, wine, fancy food, he knew a little about a lot. i am very grateful for this opportunity to remember him today, and i'm proud to say his name before the world. grief and not nor speak of me with tears, laugh and talk of me as if i were beside you for i love you so.
[reading names] >> and my cousin. there are so many moments over the last 17 years in the city i wish we could have experienced together, i remember your smile, your laugh and even some of your riddles, but most importantly know we love and miss you very much. >> and my good friend firefighter, a true hero, will always be missed, loved and remembered. [applause] [reading names]
sánchez, you are deeply missed. >> and my uncle patrick joseph, though i only knew you for the first ten years of my life, i learned a lot from the way you lived, to always put family first, to give generously and when pulling off the ultimate pranks it's all in the timing, we miss you. [applause] [reading names] [reading names]
[reading names] >> and my father firefighter scott larson. >> and my father-in-law, 17 years ago you made the ultimate sacrifice, not a day goes by that you're not thought about, talked about or remembered, you must be so proud of your 5 children and 15 grandchildren and especially your wife rosalie, our rock, they have made sure that your name is carried on and everything that you have done in the community
and in the fire department is continued upon. continue to send the lady bugs as reminder that you're watching over us, watch over your sons and members that are head to the carolinas in preparation for the hurricane, may the 343 firefighters, the police officers, and all the innocent victims of the dreadful day rest in peace, god bless our troops that continue to fight for our freedom. [applause] [reading names]
>> my uncle who i never got to meet, because i'm named after my uncle i convinced that i was like him, my favorite color is green and love the cook and the same things he loves to do, i've grown up knowing what a kind and compassionate and caring person he's gone, i love you so much, uncle norman, every day i live in your memory and i hope to make you proud. >> and my uncle, i never got to meet you but we know we all love you and miss and you will never be forgotten. [applause] [reading names]
[reading names] >> my uncle port authority police officer, you were brave, strong and a hero to many, continue to be our angel and watch over us, we love you and we miss you. >> and my uncle pedro francisco checo, tio frankie, we love you and you will never be forgotten, we miss you, thank you. [applause]
[reading names] [reading names] >> and my beloved sister, you're always loved, never forgotten, forever missed by your family and friends especially our mom, continue to rest in eternal peace and continue to watch over us and be our guardian angel, we love you. >> and my sister judith florence, god bless you judy, my
[reading names] >> my loving brother christopher samuel. it has been 17 years and this day of our memories still continues. you are a void in our lives and it will never be filled. my hope today that the united states of america as well as this worldcom together in peace and harmony, my hope is that discrimination, hatred and bigotry will cease and we all
would come together and love, thank you. [applause] [reading names] >> my uncle christopher, i love you, i miss you, i hope i made you proud, i know we are not greatly proud of the world we live in today but we all can make it better, question do better together, we love you and i hope that you enjoyed your birth last month, you were 46 and you were taken at 26 so i'm just grateful. >> i would love to give a shot-out to russo family. >> we love you. >> my brothers, my brother's coworker, thank you.
>> and the heart of my family brooklyn, ladder 118 proud son of puerto rico and the great city of new york, my big brother peter anthony vega, pd36 years wasn't enough time, we miss you greatly, ruby deserved to have her dad around, having you as my big brother was a gift and speaking on behalf of everybody left behind, we love you, we miss you, we will see you in a better place one day and mom and dad watching at home, love you. [applause] [reading names]
>> it's been 17 years and this is my first time standing here expressing how hard it's been for me and our family, missing you is an understatement, we never got to see you get married or have any children or something simple as playing with the xbox or talking on an iphone, even our first black president, christopher, you are our little brother who lived big, laughed big and loved even bigger, 17 years have passed, and we will never stop loving and missing you, people say why do you stand here year after year, because soldiers are still dying for our freedom, first responders are still dying and being ill and the people who work to live around there are still being sick, we can't
[reading names] [reading names] >> and my brother art joseph, what are you doing, boy, we know that you're looking us every day because a day doesn't go by that we think about you, we will raise glass in memory today and another toast next month which would have been your 50th birthday, we love you. >> and to my uncle thomas joseph collins who my brother is named after and whom we miss dearly. [applause] [reading names]
[reading names] [reading names] >> and my brother lieutenant philip scott of the new york city department, ladder 12, we love and miss you tremendously, phil, not a day goes by that you aren't thought of, spoken about or prayed for, we never get tired of hearing or telling stories about you, forever in our hearts isn't a phrase written on your head stone but it's how you will live on our lives until the day we die.