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2018 WTC Memorial Ceremony & Remarks

911 NEVER FORGET

2018 WTC Memorial Ceremony & Remarks

Dear Family & Friends.

I have the honor of reading my Mom’s and others’ name at Ground Zero on 9/11/18.  I’d like to share with you my remarks on this special occasion:


Hi Mom…

Today we gather to share memories and prayers with our Beloved departed and their families.

My Mom, Frances was 76 years old and was no one that would stick out of a crowd, that is, unless it was her acts of love to others in her life.

She was a loving wife to her husband. Ironically, and decades earlier– he dug out the very same foundations of the Towers with an excavation crew.

She was a great and sacrificing mother to her three children, and to her grandchildren. Were she still alive she would have treasured her new great grandchildren.

And many years after her death I learned that she was a secret benefactor of several relatives or friends who needed her help emotionally or financially. I never knew. Mom did good then disappeared.

I will “never forget” you and the abundance of love you gave me.

But one more thing, if I may…

This year a Representative of the House referred to our loss as just another “Incident”

This year a network political pundit said the President’s performance in Helsinki was as traitorous an act as was 9/11

And last week, a Senator attacked the Supreme Court Nominee and called him a racist for alleged actions immediately following 9/11

STOP, STOP. PLEASE.

STOP using the bones and ashes of our loved ones as “props” in your political theatre. Their lives, sacrifices, and deaths are worth so much more. Let’s not trivialize them or us

To my Mother, Frances Haros. and to all you and your loved ones.

Let us never forget 911.

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