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NEIL JAMES CUDMORE
World Trade Center
FORMING ROOTS

As a boy, Neil J. Cudmore discovered a hobby that became his lifelong passion. At 8 or 9, he regularly disappeared for hours to the river by his childhood home near Essex, England, to fish. As he grew into an outgoing man, his fishing became an oddly solitary activity for someone who thrived in the company of others.

But it gave Mr. Cudmore, 39, a sales director with the Risk Waters Group, a way to balance an active social life with a gentle sensitivity that helped his friends through their sorrows and joys — whether making daily calls to a friend going through a painful breakup or giving a first-time father emotional support. "It was not just that he made a lot of friends, but that he retained them," said Mr. Cudmore's father, James Cudmore. He recalled that at a gathering of his son's friends at a pub near a home he had in Dorset, England, friends from almost every phase of his life and from three continents gathered to share memories of him.

On one of those continents — in Hong Kong, to be exact — Neil Cudmore met Dinah Webster, an advertising manager at Risk Waters, who became his fiancée. They bought a house in Port Washington, N.Y., in July 2001 and planned to adopt a child. According to their friend William Rhode, they were putting down roots and finally settling down. "Neil was applying what he wanted for his life to his life," Mr. Rhode said. "He and Dinah really knew how to live passionately, especially in their love for each other." Ms. Webster and Mr. Cudmore were at a Risk Waters meeting at Windows on the World on Sept. 11.
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on June 16, 2002.

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RICHARD JOSEPH CUDINA
World Trade Center
Richard Cudina, 46, was a broker at Cantor Fitzgerald, but his heart was far from the buttoned-down world of Wall Street.

As a young man, he was a daredevil on the ski slopes of northern New Jersey, barreling off the trail to glide between trees and seeking out boulders from which to launch himself skyward. When he graduated from college, he became a cruise ship director and bummed around ski resorts in Colorado and Switzerland. His idea of fun as a grownup was to pilot helicopters around Manhattan.

A month before he died, Cudina, a Jimmy Buffett disciple, told his friends and family how he wanted to be remembered. "He wanted us to smoke cigars, drink margaritas and pina coladas, and he'd pick up the tab," said his brother, Chris. "He wanted his remains scattered over the ocean someplace beautiful." The family planned to gather in New Jersey this weekend to remember Cudina. It may not be the tropics, but his brother is planning his own small tribute. He'll be wearing a Hawaiian shirt.
Profile courtesy of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE.

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KENNETH JOHN "KEN" CUBAS
World Trade Center
IN A HERO'S NATURE

Ken Cubas was not a fireman or a police officer, not one of the uniformed men who stormed up the stairs of the World Trade Center while fleeing office workers streamed down. Mr. Cubas, 48, was a vice president at Fiduciary Trust. Yet his wife's solace comes from hearing of her husband's bravery.
In the hours after the towers crumbled, Kerry Flood Cubas got several telephone calls from Ken's colleagues, reporting that he had helped them reach safety from 2 World Trade. One caller, Mrs. Cubas said, saw him outside the building and begged him not to return. He ignored those pleas. "I take tremendous consolation in knowing he died so nobly," she said from the couple's home in Woodstock, N.Y. "He had a choice. He knew the risk he was taking and he wasn't deterred. His nature brought him to his death and I find beauty in that." Ken and Kerry Cubas have been together for 25 years. Mr. Cubas was a Big Brother to Oscar Zapata, an inner-city youngster, whom he befriended when the boy was 11. They remained close after Mr. Zapata joined the Army. Mr. and Mrs. Cubas were also mentoring Oscar's sister, Marlene. "He died as he lived," Mrs. Cubas said, "helping others." Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 30, 2001.

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JOHN ROBERT CRUZ
World Trade Center
PLANS FOR A WEDDING

John R. Cruz wasn't one of those guys who proposes marriage to his girlfriend, forks over the ring, then waits to be informed when and where to attend the wedding.

He had proposed to his bride, Susan Fereira, only two weeks before the disaster, when they had both flown out to California for a wedding. So, the whole weekend before the terrorist attack, the lovebirds took delight in discussing the complex details. It had to be at Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers, where Ms. Fereira lived. It would certainly be a large wedding: her family is Portuguese and his is Puerto Rican, with many of his relatives living around Lakewood, N.J.

Their friends from Morgan Stanley would be there, because that was where they had met, and where she still works. And certainly there must be a contingent from Cantor Fitzgerald, where Mr. Cruz was in the accounting group on the 101st floor of 1 World Trade Center. On Monday, Sept. 10, they set the date: Sept. 21, 2002.

Now she remembers all the good things. For example, "how he carried a Bible," she said, "and read a passage every morning on the way to work." Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on September 25, 2001.

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FRANCISCO CRUZ
World Trade Center
THE QUIET GUITAR PLAYER

Francisco Cruz was not much for words — the kind of guy who would go to a party, look over the dance floor and head straight for a dark, quiet corner. When Mr. Cruz, a security guard for Summit Security in the World Trade Center, did have something to say, he let his guitar speak for him, spewing out fiery renditions of tunes by Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana and Jose Feliciano. "Music was his life," said his brother Tomas Cruz. "It allowed him to escape outside of himself. He would just come alive." Music hooked Mr. Cruz, 47, at an early age. While kids all around him were busy dreaming baseball, Mr. Cruz became mesmerized by a neighborhood kid who was learning to play the guitar, and earning lots of attention because of it. Young Mr. Cruz wanted to be cool, too. "But we didn't have a guitar, and our mother didn't have the money to buy one," his brother recalled. "So we would steal my uncle's guitar and hang out in the hallway with it, like we knew what we were doing." Soon, Mr. Cruz had taught himself and his younger brother how to play. "I'll never be half as good as he was," Tomas Cruz said, "but when I'm playing, it keeps me with him and takes me back to our good times." Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 18, 2001.

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I want to go back in time and scream to get out of there because of the cancer that toxic air causes. But, I don’t know that FDNY firefighters and other first responders would have listened as they searched for survivors and bodies and pieced their city back together. Sad that such a special group was so damaged by 9/11. 😢

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45-year-old Betty Ong was warm, caring, thoughtful and considerate, always thinking of others before herself. She had a smile that could light up a room and lift up a spirit. Gifted with an incredible sense of humor, Betty had a knack for making people feel comfortable and putting them at ease.
Betty adored her job as an American Airlines flight attendant. Based at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, she spent 14 years on the job and earned the role of flight purser. Betty was the sort of flight attendant that skipped her breaks so she could tend to passengers. On overnight flights, she walked the aisles offering blankets.
"My sister was an amazing person, very funny, very caring, and she loved people," said Betty's sister, Cathie. "Betty saw the humor in everything and loved to bring it out. And she just loved to laugh. She had this unique laugh, it was very distinct. She would slap her knees while laughing, yet on the plane she was very professional."
One of Betty's greatest loves in life was caring for the elderly, and she paid special attention to them when they were onboard a flight she was working. On her days off, Betty would drive for 30 minutes from her home in Andover, Massachusetts, to Boston, where she would have lunch and take walks with senior citizens at a local community center.
On the morning of September 11th, Betty was working onboard American Airlines Flight 11 when hijackers overtook the plane. She immediately placed a call to the American Airlines reservation desk, reporting that the aircraft had been hijacked and that several people had been stabbed.
Betty remained on the phone for 23 minutes, communicating critical information about the situation unfolding around her. As the plane rapidly descended towards the World Trade Center's North Tower, Betty said over and over again, "Pray for us. Please pray for us."
The ground staff who talked to Betty were astonished by her bravery, professionalism and courage. "It was never about 'Help me, pray for me,'" said Nydia Gonzales, an American Airlines supervisor who spoke to Betty until the very end. "It was about 'Pray for us, help us.' That's a totally selfless person."

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ROBERT LANE CRUIKSHANK
World Trade Center
A VERY DECENT MAN

The marriage proposal of Robert Lane Cruikshank was not the stuff of which a maiden dreams. "My mother always told me how I would feel when I fell in love and I don't feel that way," he said, "but I thought about it and I decided she was wrong." Marianne Johnson, sitting in a restaurant in her low-back black dress with the red cabbage roses, married him anyway. Why? "Because he was the most decent, the most solid — he was just a good man," Marianne says of her husband of 38 years, from their home on Manhattan's Upper East Side. "I make him sound dull — we had a house in Stratton that we called Mountain De Open Dour, I was the 'open,' he was the 'dour' — but he was fun. You could trust him. Grown men have been here crying. He was a rock to everyone we knew." Robert, 64, father of two, was a vice president of Carr Futures and worked on the 92nd floor of the north tower.

He and his wife had a home in Beaver Creek, Colo., and he was, his wife says, "very sportif" — he loved tennis, skiing and golf. He sometimes joked about quitting and going on the senior tennis tour, but the truth was, he loved what he did.

A special time? "He once decided to surprise me and planned a trip to Rome, the entire trip," Marianne says. "It was two weeks, which for Cruikshank was a very long time, because the world was waiting for him to work." Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on September 17, 2001.

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WELLES REMY CROWTHER
World Trade Center
KINDNESS REMEMBERED

It is a quirk of human nature that the person who does an act of kindness may forget it, but the recipient does not. And so it was, that upon the loss of their 24-year- old son, Welles Remy Crowther, his parents, Alison and Jefferson Crowther of Upper Nyack, received a note. It referred to only a few moments in their son's life, high school moments at that, but it had stayed with another young man for years. "Welles was a big player in ice hockey," Ms. Crowther said, "and he was skating with a younger kid and nobody was passing him the puck. Welles comes up to him and says, 'Are you ready to score your first varsity goal?' He gets the puck, and passes it right to this kid and he scores his first goal." Mr. Crowther was an equities trader with Sandler O'Neill & Partners, on the 104th floor of the south tower. He shared an apartment in Greenwich Village with his friend Chuck Platz, favored Hawaiian shirts for his evenings out. Mr. Crowther's mother speaks of her son's gallantry in escorting her to the opera. Mr. Platz cites a very different example: the night that Mr. Crowther, when a female friend had had too much to drink, put her over his shoulder and carried her up five flights.

A memorial service was held for Mr. Crowther on Saturday, but neither his parents nor his roommate have been able to clean out his room. "The bed is still unmade, the dent from his head is still there on the pillow, his clothes are still on the floor," Mr. Platz says. "Sometimes I hear somebody's key turn and I think, 'Oh, Welles is home.' "
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 2, 2001.

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JOHN CROWE
World Trade Center
ATHLETE WHO FEARED HEIGHTS

John Crowe made friends the way he played sports: for keeps. "We were still friends with people he went to grammar school with," said his wife, Pam. "He has friends from his first job that we still see. Clients that are no longer his clients that he still saw for dinner or lunch. He went on golf outings with former clients. His entire life has somehow been intertwined with friendship." That extended to his relationship with his two sons, now 29 and 26. "They also became his friends," said Mrs. Crowe, a manager at a law firm. "They would golf together and kayak together." Mr. Crowe, 57, a benefits consultant for Aon Corporation in the World Trade Center who lived in Rutherford, N.J., was such an eager athlete he sometimes pushed his body further than it could go. "He played softball till he had so many injuries I begged him to quit," his wife said. "He broke a finger, he did something to an ankle, severed a tendon on his 50th birthday playing basketball." Mr. Crowe did have one fear, though: heights. "You couldn't get him on a ladder," Pam Crowe said. "But he felt perfectly safe on the 101st floor. He'd call once in a while and ask what the weather was like and I'd get annoyed and say, `Look out the window.' He'd say: `I can't see. I'm above the clouds.' "
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on July 28, 2002.

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THOMAS G. CROTTY
World Trade Center "THE ENERGIZER BUNNY"

For Thomas G. Crotty the perfect day would look something like this: a run on the beach, followed by a game of tennis, perhaps a little biking or kayaking topped off with an afternoon playing with his two girls, who are 6 and 2 years old. "Tom is somebody who on weekends never sat still," said his brother John Crotty. "He crammed his weekend with as many activities as he possibly could. We used to joke that he had it planned out in 30-second intervals." A managing director with Sandler O'Neill & Partners, Mr. Crotty competed regularly in marathons and was to participate in a triathalon the weekend after Sept. 11. "When I think of Tom, the first think that comes to mind is the Energizer bunny," said Tom Mulkeen, a friend and running partner. "He never stopped." He was also known to quietly help others, whether it was donating blood and platelets for a client with leukemia or picking up a sandwich for a homeless man. "He always had the kindest intentions at the forefront," Mr. Mulkeen said.
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on January 20, 2002.

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Michael Kiefer wanted to be a New York City fireman for as long as anyone can remember. "He was lucky in a way," said his father, Bud, "because a lot of people go their whole lives trying to figure out what they truly want to be. Michael knew all along."
As a toddler, Michael and his father would visit the firehouse in Franklin Square so that he could sit on the trucks. His impression of a siren was so convincing that he once caused a bus driver to pull over abruptly. And his sisters were often drilled on how to rescue their dolls from pretend fires in the backyard shed.
When Michael was a teenager and about to undergo an appendectomy, he was anxious, not about the operation, but whether the surgery would keep him from passing the New York City Fire Department's physical exam someday, his parents recalled.
Then, in late 2000, Michael finally got the chance to be a full-fledged firefighter at age 25. He was all nerves until he learned he had been assigned to Ladder Co. 132 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, one of the city's busiest. His dreams had finally come true.
On September 9th, 2001, the newly minted New York City Fire Department probationary officer completed the Town of Hempstead Triathlon. Michael's parents and younger sisters were on hand to see him cross the finish line without even breaking much of a sweat. "That was the last time we saw him," his sister, Kerri, recalled.
Two days later he would respond to the World Trade Center with his firehouse and would be one of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives when the buildings fell. Many assumed Michael to be one of the most physically fit in the department, and anyone who knew him knows that he undoubtedly tried his hardest to make it those trapped on the higher floors.
Michael and his fiancée, Jamie, were due be married in 2002 at St. Catherine of Sienna — the church where he grew up — in front of hundreds of family members and friends. 10 months after he died, the players were all in place, but for Michael's funeral instead of his wedding. "Fairytales never end this way," said Jamie, fighting back tears as she stood at the altar. "I'm still here, but a large part of me died with Michael."

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HELEN CROSSIN-KITTLE
World Trade Center
JUST STARTING A FAMILY

Helen Crossin-Kittle was the one to ask her future husband out on their first date. A good thing too, says Kevin Kittle, a high school custodian, because if she had waited for him to ask, he says, he would "still be single." The Kittles lived in Larchmont and their love story was a knew-each-other-from- childhood kind of thing. Only, as Mr. Kittle notes, he was "just dumb" -- didn't pick up on Helen's feelings until that first date, when she told him she was looking for a nice guy and had always thought he was a nice guy. They married April 7, honeymooned in St. Lucia, and did not want to wait to start a family. Ms. Kittle, 34, a computer specialist who worked on the 103rd floor of 1 World Trade Center, was five months pregnant at the time of the attack. She went for amniocentesis nine days ago and expected the results of the test on Monday. Mr. Kittle and the couple's families have not decided whether they want to be told whether she was expecting a boy or a girl.
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There is still much confusion as to what #Nationalism is.
Nationalism is defined as "Patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts." This photo was taken just days after #September11th2001. If you are old enough to remember that day, you will remember the amount of flags flying in the streets and Americans flying their flags showing theirove for their country and fellow coutrymen and women. THAT my friends is Nationalism.

Do not be decieved by the media into thinking loving your country is a bad thing because it absolutely is not.

I am a proud #Nationalist and I have no fear in showing it.

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