Please sign our guest book for
Anthony 9-11 Memorial.
We would appreciate your thoughts about our endeavor. It will help us make this memorial a special place for
everyone. Please email your comments to us so we may share your thoughts with other visitors.
Please email your comments to our committee at:
We will post your comments on this page.
Although I no longer live in Anthony it
was where I was born and raised. I've always been proud of being from
there but now more than ever. Anthonians you have done yourself proud.
The support you gave to the 9-11 situation and the memorial pretty much says it
all. Proud to be an American and proud to be from Anthony, KS! Thank
Deb (Kaup) Irvin
Colorado Springs, CO
Oct. 1, 2003
My family and I would like to donate an
engraved brick in honor of our one and only hero and our daddy, Joe Spor,
Colleen Casey Spor & family
( What a wonderful website)
Jan. 25, 2004
the town of Anthony, KS,
What a beautiful memorial you are going to build. It's comforting that a
small town in Kansas recognizes the devastation from one tragic day and has not
You should be proud.......Please put me on your mailing/update list. I
would be interested in donating a brick in memory of Joseph Spor Jr.
recently heard of the 9-11 Memorial dedication. Please send
us any information you have on this event.
Sun, 22 Feb 2004
Dear Mayor Schott,
I write in support of your memorial to be dedicated in September. By way of introduction, I am Charlie Huber, father of Lt. Joe Huber,
Joe has kept us informed of his "Anthony Connection" since day one. I
feel as if I am well acquainted with you and the wonderful town of Anthony,
Kansas. The welcome and support you and your city gave him and the FDNY will
always be remembered. The gifts to Colleen and her children were blessings and
love from the heart of each donor in Anthony.
Not only will my wife and I purchase a brick, but I will inform others who may
wish to participate in your program. I am a member of our local fire department,
so you know they will be encouraged to sign up. (I was an active member back in
the 60's, trained in the seminary and came back as chaplain.)
One of my daughters is ready to contribute but wants to know what can be put on
the brick. How big is each brick? How many lines of inscription on each? How
many letters per line? We have memorial bricks in front of our church, so we are
a bit familiar with such a remembrance walk.
I have copied some of the pages from your memorial website to help sell the
Thank you for everything,
I have two friends who both lost their sons on
9/11. They were both firefighters who grew up together, joined the fire
service together, rotated through three stations together and, when last seen,
were together at the Trade Center. As you might guess, when both
families received notification that remains had been positively identified,
they decided to bury the boys together.
I would like to purchase personalized bricks
for both, but it's crucial that the bricks be placed together. Is this
something that can be arranged?
Thank you for your time and, more
importantly, your efforts to help remember those taken. Take care.
After we spoke yesterday, something came to
mind. As you may or may not know, there has been a decision made about
the design of the memorial proposed for NY. Specifically, the families
have been told that the names had to be listed randomly. This was
very troubling to many of the families of first responders. Most
had hoped their loved ones could be listed together, i.e., allowing the
firefighters to be listed with others lost from their companies.
If it doesn't complicate things too much, I
would like to make arrangements to have bricks "reserved" for
the individuals listed below. As you can see, I've listed them
by company, which, if possible is how I would like them placed.
Do you think this will be a problem? If
not, would you consider allowing other families/friends to make a
Finally, if it's okay, I'm sending the
funds for the bricks I would like to "reserve", but it's my
preference to allow the families of each to decide what their loved one's
brick will say. With this in mind, I will be forwarding your order forms
to the families and ask that they send them directly to you.
Hopefully, this doesn't complicate things too
much. If it does, please don't hesitate to say so.
Please reserve bricks for the following
individuals and list/group them as follows:
LT. Kevin Pfeifer, Engine 33
FF. Robert King, Jr., Engine 33
FF. David Arce, Engine 33
FF. Michael Boyle, Engine 33
FF. Keithroy Maynard, Engine 33
FF. Brian Bilcher, Ladder 9
FF. Robert Evans, Ladder 9
FF. Jeffrey Walz, Ladder
FF. John Tierney, Ladder 9
FF. Gerard Baptiste, Ladder 9
CPT. James J. Corrigan, FDNY Retired
FF. Philip Hayes, FDNY Retired
FF. William X. Wren, FDNY Retired
Purchasing the bricks is something I want to do,
regardless of the City's decision about placement. With this in mind I
have forwarded funds for thirteen bricks.
Can't thank you enough for your time, as well as
what I hope will be a favorable decision on your part regarding the
placement of the bricks. Take care.
Thanks a bunch. You've really made my day.
I sent the info up to Michael & David's parents today. I know it
will be a bright spot in their day. Can't tell you how much I appreciate
I intend to put the word out about what
you've agreed to do. I'm pretty sure you'll be hearing from others. Please keep
me posted on the progress. If you don't mind, I may check in from time
to time to see how things are going.
I also want you to know how nice it is to come
across folks that remember. It seems the numbers grow fewer by the day.
Many thanks to you and the City of Anthony. Take care.
Sent: March 23, 2004 6:51 PM
Please notify me of any
updates to this program
meanwhile I will send a donation for the brick
March 23, 2004
FDNY AGAIN !
JUST SO TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT THE FDNY HEROES, YEAH THEY WERE THERE SO WERE
THOUSANDS OF OTHER PEOPLE, INNOCENT PEOPLE. PEOPLE THAT WENT TO WORK EVERY
DAY, MAYBE BEHIND A COMPUTER, BEHIND A MOP, JUST ORDINARY PEOPLE. WE WENT IN
THAT BUILDING BECAUSE IT WAS OUR JOB, WE KNEW WHAT WE SIGNED UP FOR, THE
INNOCENT PEOPLE IN THE BUILDING DIDN'T. THEY SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED, BUT NO WE DO
NOT RECOGNIZE THEM.
I AM NOT A FIREFIGHTER NOR WOULD I LIKE TO BE ONE AFTER WHAT I WITNESSED
THAT DAY AND THE LONG YEAR AFTER WORKING AT "GROUND ZERO. "I JUST
WISH THE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD WOULD UNDERSTAND WHAT ACTUALLY WENT ON WITH
THE "FDNY" I WOULD RATHER NOT EXPLAIN WHAT I WITNESSED.
Thank you for your thoughts about Sept. 11. We understand
that there were others killed there, as well as in DC and PA. The
Anthony 9-11 Memorial is being erected to the memory of those true patriots
who gave their lives during this horrific tragedy in NYC, Washington D.C. and
a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and to honor those left behind.
The memorial is about ordinary people who met extraordinary challenges,
working together to make a difference across our nation, and in the lives of
one heroic firefighter's family. It will tell the story of the
connection between a small farming community in south-central Kansas, fallen
firefighter Joseph P. Spor, Jr.
and his brothers at Engine 88, Ladder 38.
connection has been made by adopting one family
and helping them through their future. We realize, as a small town of
2,300 hard working people, we would not be able to make a difference in the
realm of the disasters at hand, but we could help one family. We wish we
could have helped more.
Our memorial is for everyone; we want it to be a place where
generations to come will learn how those events affected our country as a
whole. How rescue workers, whether they were firefighters, police
officers, medics, or the people from all walks of life, worked together to
help each other through this difficult time in our lives.
I'm sure the events you witnessed will be with you forever.
Even though we live 1,500 miles from NYC, we were horrified by the images we
saw. Our thoughts will always be with the people who were there, those
who lost loved ones, no matter their reason for being where they were that
day, no matter what their nationality was.
Anthony's Sept. 11 Committee Member
To whom it may concern,
I would like to take this opportunity to let you
know what a noble task you have taken on. This is a great tribute to the
people of Anthony Kansas and the whole state of Kansas. I have always
said that it is up to our generation to preserve the memories of what took
place in America on this date. We can not rely on the Federal government
to write books and stories about men and women who died that day. We
have to take the initiative and build our own memorials and have our own
tributes to the families and love ones that "we will never forget".
I would like to remind you that FF Joseph Spor was
killed that day while working in Rescue Co. 3.
add me to your e-mail address book, . Also send me a brochure.
Firefighter Luis F. Fragoso
Please send me updates on the memorial. I used to work with Joe
sent out my donation for a brick in his memory.
I read about this memorial in the New York Daily News today.
What a wonderful town you are from! I am originally from the Bronx, and
now live in West Nyack, NY, about 30 minutes away.
My husband had many appointments down at the World Trade Center at all times, so
on 9/11, I didn't know if he was there or not, and at first I
couldn't reach him on his cell phone. I also knew many people who I knew
where definitely down there, after working for 15 years in Manhattan myself, and
having many, many friends who are police and firemen.
My fifth child was 12 days old on that day, and I was a complete wreck. However, I was one of the lucky ones whose husband came home that day. My
sister walked from Manhattan to the Bronx. Many could not.
One of those people were Donald McIntyre, someone I went to high school with in
the Bronx, graduating in 1980. I hadn't seen "Mackey" since
then, but I did talk to him in 2000 when I was running our 20th high school
reunion. He couldn't make it then, his wife would be away and he was in
charge of the two kids, but "nothing would keep him from the
25th". Little did we all know. I had a lovely conversation with
him, and remember wishing he could attend. He was a Port Authority police office
stationed at the WTC.
When I heard Mackey was lost, I pulled out my yearbook. He had written me
a lengthy farewell next to his photo, and the words were very sweet and funny,
just as I remembered him. The last line was most poignant: "Please
don't ever forget me."
So, it is with this in mind that I would like to purchase a brick for my old
friend Donald J. McIntyre, whose third child was born three months after Sept.
11th. I have printed out the form, and will mail it to you tomorrow.
Thank you, and your wonderful town, for this opportunity.
Class of 1980
St. Nicholas of Tolentine High School, Bronx, New York
read about you guys in the Daily News on 3/23/04. Thank You for all that you are
doing....I had the honor of knowing Joe Spor....Please send me updates and a
brochure.. I will pass the word around about the 9/11 memorial.
Three hundred forty three of my brothers died on September
11th. Please accept my donation for three memorial bricks in honor of them
and my good friend and brother, Joe Huber. I thank you for honoring all the
9-11 heroes and your support for Joe Spor's family. We will "NEVER
father, Elmer W. "Pete" Mills was a member of Engine Company 88 for
nearly thirty years until he retired. He passed away in 1987, and spoke
constantly about how much he missed "the job" and his
"brothers". I have no doubt that if he had been alive on
September 11th, he would have grabbed his helmet and gear and reported for
duty. On the other hand, I'm grateful that he wasn't around to see it,
because it would have broken his heart.
I would like to purchase a brick for the Anthony, Kansas 9-11 Memorial in his
Thank you, Anthony, Kansas for your thoughts and actions.
Jack Culkin, FDNY, Ret.
Thank You for this wonderful project. I
am a survivor of the WTC attacks on 9-11 ( in the concourse area
underneath when the first plane hit the north tower). I was just outside
the south tower when it was hit. I live in Shawnee, Kansas (outside
of KC) and saw a piece on the local news about your project. Please let
me know if there is anything I can do to assist you in your efforts. As
you might imagine it is very important to me to ensure that all
remember those brave men and women who gave their lives that day.
Thank you again for organizing this wonderful tribute.
Wm. Shane Gentry
Shawnee, Kansas 66216
To The Towns People of Anthony, Kansas
Our dear friend, Joe Huber, (FDNY L38) has told us about your
wonderful town and how supportive you all have been to the Spor Family! We
would like to have our heroes added to your beautiful Memorial!
God Bless you all and please continue to keep all families of
9-11 in your prayers!
The George Kopac
Thanks so much for including the pictures of Cole
and Joe on your website ... I have an article that was in our local paper, too,
that I put in .pdf form which will hopefully raise some awareness for the
Memorial. We are planning on coming to Anthony the w/end of 9/11 and
hopefully bringing some of our local firemen.
Keep in touch!
back to the answering to your question of Cole, his last name is O’Leary. Hi
Dad, Uncle, Great Uncle (my husband) and Grandfather (retired) are all
Policemen. Cole has had a lot of exposure to both fire and police. My husband
was a volunteer fireman since he was fourteen. Then when he took the position of
Police Chief in’85 he had less and less time to give. He and Cole go to
the station frequently. Cole also likes to ride with Tom in his new Ford 150,4x4
police truck. We’re in a small town also.
Thanks for remembering us. We wish you all the luck in getting the memorial
built. We intend to buy a couple of bricks and to attend the dedication in
Bye for now,
March 30, 2004 8:52 AM
Dear friends, I
want to THANK YOU as a committee for all of the work you have done up to
this point. I am so proud to be a resident of this small town. I
will never forget this day.
Wynona L. Mandevill,
think it is great to see FDNY firefighters still being remembered. Having
met Joe makes things even more special. Please send me more
information. I am a local firefighter and knew many firefighters lost in
9-11. Keep up the remembrance. NEVER FORGET 9-11.
Engine and Hose Co.
Kisco, New York
April 12, 2004
You should be congratulated for the wonderful web site you all put together.
I never get tired of hearing stories like Anthony's relationship with the
Rescue-3 firehouse. I've read recently that when horror or
atrocities occur that it cracks open the human heart and allows the true
goodness to come out for all to see. Anthony's relationship with the Bronx
is such an example!
I'm not surprised to hear of your experience with [my friend]. She has
been nothing short of an angel on my shoulder for the past year and a half, in
getting my film out there for all to see. She's also--from behind the
scenes--performed countless random acts of kindness to many family members of
the firemen that perished on Sept 11th. She's truly, one of the good guys.
I'm very happy to hear that Anthony was the recipient of a piece of World Trade
Center steel. I feel however, that it's a travesty that more towns like
Anthony, who were there for us when it counted, weren't more fortunate...as the
bulk of the salvaged steel wound up (as I understand it) in Japan...sold as
I wish you all the luck in the world this coming September 11th when your rescue
truck will rides into town featuring your well earned steel memorial for all to
see. It should truly be a moment to remember. I'm certain you will
make NYC proud.
I wish you a very Happy Easter and once again, thank you for writing me.
Sir or Madam;
read about the 9/11 Memorial which will be erected in Anthony, in today's Wichita
would like to participate by ordering a brick.
am sure it will be a handsome, meaningful memorial, once completed, and I
certainly hope to visit it.
advise when it is anticipated the Memorial will be completed.
is a bit of help for creating your 9-11 Memorial. I only wish there could
be lots more zeros before the decimal point.
it wouldn't create a fuss, could a brick simply say "God Bless"?
choice: "In remembrance".
Thanksgiving for your community's reaching out and caring, and with good wishes
that your goal is achieved,
great project for Anthony!
a native of Kansas, I'm proud to donate to your town's memorial. Good luck
with your project.
and Glenn McCullough
the City of Anthony,
was impressed with your Sept. 11 Memorial plans. (Article in Wichita
was born in Anthony 1938. My family roots are in Anthony and I still have
family living there. I grew up in Kiowa, Ks and still pass through Anthony
on my way to my home town of Kiowa.
what your mayor is doing with this memorial! A very Christian Act!
Will plan on being there Sept. 11.
to read: For those who gave so much! Mac & B. Kastens.
whom it may concern:
reading the article this A.M. in the Kansas City Star about the 9-11
Memorial the town of Anthony is trying to fund. We felt moved to send this
check to help with the cost. As a Firefighter-EMT (Bob) for the past 25
years for the City of Lenexa, and having an identical twin brother as an EMT
(Bill) for the past 27 years for Johnson County Medical Action. We can
relate to all the EMS Men and Women of 9-11.
would be honored to have our names placed together on a brick for the
walkway. Please engrave Bob and Bill Burnett.
you to all who are involved in this project. As fellow Kansas folk we are
proud of you and our state.
and Bill Burnett
whom it may concern:
article in the K.C. Star today moved me. I hope it moved others as
well! Good luck in your endeavor. I think it is fabulous that your
town has taken this on.
you so much for this beautiful tribute!
McDermott, daughter of Philip T. Hayes
April 20, 2004 7:29 PM
My husband is a retired FDNY Battalion Chief and
lost many many friends on that tragic day. We've already donated for a
brick and would like to be updated on your progress of the monument.
Thanks for your efforts and remembrance of our
April 21, 2004 8:29 PM
I'd like to buy two bricks and have my fathers' name engraved
on one brick and my mothers' name engraved on the other. My parents grew
up and are buried in Anthony.
Would this be appropriate for the memorial?
My parents are Lynndell Baker and Virginia Baker-Hays. (Mom
remarried after my father died.) I doubt you know my parents because they
lived in Anthony in the 1920's through the 1940's.
May 13, 2004
Although I never lived in Anthony, my
father's family lived there all of my life. Jesse and Mae Wymer lived in
Anthony forever, as far as I can remember. I am proud to say I have roots
that are fixed in Anthony. I don't get the opportunity to get to Anthony
much anymore, but my thoughts are fond memories of Anthony and the people there.
A small donation
for your project. I read about it in the Kansas City Star.
I'm from a small Kansas town also, so I admire your community spirit.
Caldwell Fire Dept. would like to purchase two bricks for the brick walkway.
find enclosed my check for 2 bricks in honor and memory of my husband, Parker K.
Harrison and honor and memory of my son, Chester A. Harrison, for the World
Trade Center Memorial which I think is wonderful.
you very much!
wife was born on 9-11-30. She was 71 on 9-11-2001and had gotten home from
the hospital when this happened. She had cancer from 8-1-2001 until she
died on 12-8-2001. This brick is in memory of her. I will try to
come to the dedication.
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Please e-mail info about your memorial to the firefighters. Our son was killed on Sept. 11th and we would like to honor him by being part of your memorial.
Monday, June 14, 2004 11:40 AM
for your quick response. I've talked to some friends and we've decided
we want to purchase twenty-three bricks in memory of the NYPD members
who were taken on 9-11. Please give me a week or so to round up
the checks. In the meantime.....
you mind e-mailing them again and let them know the gesture has been made
in memory of the Vigiano Brothers. I'm also hoping you won't
mind asking them to provide you with a list so we're sure to get their ranks
and unit numbers right.
you don't hear from them within a week or so, I'll send it directly to Mr.
Vigiano. Ditto if it's something you're not comfortable with doing.
again for everything. I'll talk to you soon.
Sent: June 20, 2004 4:04 PM
Subject: coming home
just wanted to say thank you. I
do not need this posted on the website.
I am sure many of you know who I am as my mother is on the committee.
I know that getting funds for this memorial has been very trying on
many of you, but the idea of quitting would be easier never prevailed. You
have all put in countless hours of your time in order to make sure that this
beautiful memorial happens.
I said in the meeting that I attended for the memorial, I think that this is
great for Anthony. I do not get
home as much as I would like, but I still consider Anthony as my home.
The great thing about Anthony is that there are always people thinking
about others and they are always concerned about what is going on with you
(whether you want them to or not).
This memorial will give those of us that are not at home and have not
gone through this process with you an opportunity to remember a major event in
our lives (together). As one of
my college professors said, this is the first (and hopefully the last) major
traumatic event that our generation has had to face.
It brought us closer to the generations before us.
It reminded older generations of events that happened in their lifetime
and made my generation more aware of those events.
I believe that this horrible tragedy somehow brought the generations
closer together and gave each of us a respect for each other.
I know that this is something that I will always think of when I see
the memorial. Thank you for a
place that I can go and remember.
of my friends from Olathe and I are coming down for the dedication of the
memorial. Again, thanks for all
of your hard work and I wish I could help.
My check for a brick is in the mail.
I am a paramedic with
Sedgwick County EMS in Wichita, Kansas. I heard a gentleman this morning
telling Cornbread on KFDI about the Anthony, Kansas 9-11 Memorial. While I
was listening I decided that "purchasing" a brick would be the perfect
1 year anniversary gift to my husband. I have printed off the order form
and will mail it tomorrow. I just wanted to tell you thanks.
Sent: July 14, 2004 11:39 PM
My dear friend, Jimmy Boyle, asked if I would place the Anthony Kansas
Memorial on my web site -
. I'm sure our "Thousand Points of Right" will respond
and help you in accomplishing this wonderful tribute!
Anything else I can do, I will, for Jimmy......For Michael.......
For Joseph P. Spor, Jr., For Anthony Kansas !
Never Forget !
To the Anthony 9-11 Memorial Committee:
Thank you for all your dedication and hard work in
building a memorial to the victims of 9-11-01 terrorist acts. The words
of those who have written in on your Guestbook have really touched me.
I feel that your memorial will be a perfect place
to remember my loved ones who have passed away over the years. Flowers
at the grave wilt and fade away. But now, I'll know their names will be
permanently etched in a beautiful setting in a caring town in Kansas.
I have already purchased a brick for myself.
Now I want to purchase 4 more bricks to read as follows:
- In Memory of William and
- Memoriam - Les & Dorritt
- Marguerite Herb & Shirley
Thank You! and I'll put my check in the mail to
WESTRA, KELLY E
Wednesday, July 21, 2004
It doesn't matter where I was on September 11th, 2001 and it doesn't
matter if I had any personal friends or family in New York that sad sad
day; I have never had any one single tragedy touch my heart like that
day. They all became my friends & family that day. As I watched those
men & women run into the towers I remember thinking how selfless their
acts of rescue truly were. I'll never forget the helplessness that
overcame me as I sat watching the World Trade Towers collapse, fearing
that the chances of escape and futile. Yet, amazingly, stories of great
courage and miracles surfaced. I love the fact that this memorial gives
me the ability to show my appreciation and gratitude for all those
that sacrifice their lives everyday. Life is too precious to waste on
trivial matters, and the fallout of 9/11 has continued to shape how I
think, how I treat others, and most of all, it completely re-ignited my
patriotism. 'Never Forget' is a message that Americans need to keep
close to their hearts!
FROM THE DESK OF:
Edward B. MacDonald
I am a friend and coworker of Joanne Peppard, Joe Spor's
sister, and am honored to be able to contribute to your beautiful memorial.
On July 4, 2004 I stood at Ground Zero. That morning the
Cornerstone for the new Freedom Tower was put in place. It is still a
very special place to be, but someday it will be built up and life will move
on. Your memorial will always be there to remind us of the sacrifice of
Joe Spor and his fellow firefighters at Engine 88.
July 15, 2004
Dear People of Anthony,
Enclosed is the amount to sponsor one brick for your memorial.
I am assigned to Engine 88 (housed with Ladder 38) in the Bronx. I was
assigned to this firehouse as a Lieutenant shortly after 9-11-01 and thereby
never got a chance to work with Joseph Spor Jr. Non the less I have been
so moved by your care, concern, kindness and action to remember all of
our fallen brothers. Joe Huber has kept all of us informed and has been
quite the "Kansas ambassador". Although I probably will not be
attending the dedication, I do hope some of the guys can make it.
Personally, I have also had a relationship with a farming
community in the west and have a sincere appreciation for the "back bone
of America" that you all represent. For the past 8 years, myself
and a few other FDNY members have spent a couple of weeks each fall bow
hunting deer on a cattle ranch up in North Dakota. We spend the day
helping out on the ranch and the early morn & evening hunting. It
has become our most "looked forward to" time of year. Our
friends recently sold their ranch, perhaps some day I'll hunt in Kansas!!!!
Thanks again for all your hard work.
July 23, 2004 9:31 PM
July 23rd update
Thank you for sending me the update on construction of the Anthony 9-11
Memorial. I live in Overland Park, KS. Since I'm not in Anthony to
observe the construction I really enjoy the pictures of it.
The Anthony 9-11 Memorial is a wonderful tribute to help the generations of
people to come remember what happened on that awful day. The
memorial is also a great tribute to spirit of the people in Anthony.
You mentioned the cut off for bricks to be
included at the 9/11 ceremony is next week. With that in mind, I'm
emailing this request.
I would like to have the following engraved for
Lord, take me where
You want me to go;
Let me meet who
You want me to meet;
Tell me what
You want me to say,
Keep me out of Your way.
Father Mychal Judge
Again, thanks for everything.
A note from Carol Allen, Anthony, Ks..
Terry and I also want to donate to the Sept.
11 Memorial. Please engrave the brick:
Please add me to the update list!
St. Louis, Mo 63122
What a wonderful tribute! Deborah Schott told us about this! One brick is for my husband and me. The other brick is for my department at Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, Illinois.
July 16, 2004
Anthony Sept 11 Memorial
% City of Anthony
124 S. Bluff
Anthony, Ks 67003
Please accept this $35.00 check as a donation from the Johnson County Fire Chiefs Association for the Anthony Sept.
11 Memorial. I have enclosed the engraving instructions for the brick.
We are happy to contribute to this important project.
Ted McFarland, Secretary/Treasurer
C/O Johnson County Med-Act
Olathe, Kansas 66061
Ben C. Florance
Enclosed is a $50 donation for 1 brick.
By Fireman Larry Ryan's brother, Harold Ryan and his sister Linda Lesher.
Uniformed Fire Officers Association
New York, New York 10007
It was a pleasure speaking with you the other day. Enclosed please see our check for $500. Make out our brick:
N.Y.C. Local 854
The rest of the money will be a contribution.
James J. McGowan
Please have these 20 bricks arranged together.
My sister, now Nancy Lippert will attend the ceremony.
Thank you for your generosity in remembering my beautiful Brian.
Ann Marie McAleese
Are any available?
Thanks for all that you have done for our heroes
of Sept 11th.
DeSoto Co MS Fire Department
September 01, 2004 12:56 AM
I was looking through the FDNY Rescue 3 website
and found the continuing coverage about Joe Spor and your communities' ongoing
relationship with them.
Our department here has a Rescue 3 so we feel a
connection as well.
I'll definitely get my donation and words for the
brick together. What a great reason to head north from a trip to
Best wishes and many thanks for what you all are
doing for those great people in NYC!
Debbie, thank you for sending me the 9-11 Memorial Update.
I commend you and the people of Anthony for your hard work building the
memorial. I believe the memorial is a tribute to the spirit of the
people in Anthony and to the people who died on 9-11. I wish
I could be in Anthony to see the dedication of the memorial but, I have to
thinking of you. Congratulations on the site being back up. Sorry to hear about
your computer problems. We will never forget 9/11 because of the people like you
and our brothers and sisters of the Anthony Neb.
Patrick Weathers, VP of IAFF local 179, up in Hutch. We are finally getting
around to designing a permanent 9-11 Memorial with our piece of steel from the
WTC. We have been looking for examples of other peoples designs and I think that
your is one of the best I have seen. Its great! Currently our steel is upstairs
at Fire Station One, is a memorial that our members designed and paid for. We
felt that doing that would be a better temporary solution than letting it sit at
Central Garage and collect dust, but we would definitely prefer a more visible
and accessible location.
We had a
few questions for you though. What treatment, if any, did you apply to the steel
to prevent deterioration? Secondly, how did you acquire the land to build the
memorial? We have several options for getting the land, but our best location is
State land, and that is only available by way of a 99 year lease. Even at that
we are not the final say on what can be done with the land.
for your time,
I noticed your memorial website while doing a
little bit of research the other day. First, I would like to say that this is
really nice. It's great to see how so many people rallied together for this
cause. It seems that even in one of our darkest hours, we were really able to
band together and drive on.
went to school in Anthony. I believe his father is buried there. Recently I
remembered a visit to this lovely city.
work today I looked up your web site. Your 911 memorial is deep and lovely. I
would like to be added to the email list.
name; Gordon Arnett
My name is
Kathrine (Kate) Arnett Levens Please add this email to your list.
Hi, my name
is Joe Matsch and I am a firefighter at Beverly Hills Fire Department in
We are in the
planning stages of building a 9-11 Memorial. I was hoping to speak with you
regarding gathering information about obstacles and hurdles you dealt with
while building your Memorial.
would be appreciated,
thinking about you and the wonderful monument that the city of Anthony built. In
remembering 9-11 I hold out my arms to you and the people of Anthony in prayer
and thank you again for the wonderful tribute to my son Gerard and others who
sacrificed their lives for us.
Nine years later, I just
wanted to reach out and thank you for your tribute to Joe Spor. I went to
college with Joe and was friendly with him but was unaware what had happened to
him after graduation. I just learned this weekend that he was among those who
did not make it that day. I thought that by now I had known of all of those I
had been friends with that died so it was a shock. I have been on line reading
about him and came across your site. As I am sure you heard from everyone you
were in contact with, he was a lovely man and as odd as it may seem I find
myself grateful for your kindness and recognition of him.
Mary L. McIvor
am an Assistant Instructor in the Department of Theatre at the University of
Texas at Austin. As part of my thesis work I am creating a documentary play to
be presented as a staged reading marking the tenth anniversary of September
11th. My work examines how Americans have changed as a people since that
watershed moment. Currently, the project is slated to be performed at campus on
September 11, 2011.
The project is of a strong personal nature
for me as my husband lost his brother in the North Tower of the World Trade
Center. My primary goal for the project is to reinvigorate our unity as a people
so present immediately following the attacks and reaffirm we are a nation of
inclusive people. The events of September 11th have been under discussed and
insufficiently interrogated in the American Theatre. Looking at the event ten
years later allows us to remember and reflect on our country's vigorous
commitment to opportunity and hope.
Would you or some of the members be
interested in speaking to me about this subject? I am interested in the memorial
in Anthony and talking further about how we preserve the day.
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from
Courtney Sale Manning
MFA, Directing Candidate
The University of Texas at Austin
I think I
may have forgotten to let you know Suzy and I will be in town with my parents on
Mother's Day weekend. If you need someone to lay any bricks I'd be glad to do
it. I'll be in touch. Looking forward to a hug.
finished reading the story behind your memorial and wanted to say thank-you to
everyone involved. I am a 9-11 Pentagon survivor myself (my office was
located on the fifth floor where the plane hit - the part which collapsed was
actually part of my office). This memorial truly brought tears to my eyes.
it has been almost 10 years since this tragic event, there is not a day that
goes by that I am not reminded of it in some way. Thank-you again for this
Lori R USA CIV (US)
I am an Editorial Assistant at Harper's Magazine in New York. We are
interested in running a small piece in our September issue on 9/11 memorials
throughout the states. I was wondering if you could tell me how many average
visitors the Anthony memorial has per day or per year? Also, how much did it
cost to build the memorial itself? If you could get back to me as soon as
possible, that would be great.
Thank you for your time,
I am a member of American Legion Post 180
“American Legion Riders” in Great Bend, Ks. If at all possible the Legion Riders
would like to attend any ceremonies that may be scheduled on the upcoming
9/11/11. Please let us know by return email. I’m not sure if you have
already been contacted by any other Legion Riders Chapters so far. When you can
give us a tentative schedule of events that may be already in the planning
stages we would like to put this on the Legion Riders Website. Being the 10th
Anniversary of that date has so much significance to many of us as Legion Riders
and Patriot Guard members. Thank You for your time. By the way please add my
email address to your list to receive future info.
Larry “Buck” Buczinski /Staff Sergeant, US Army Retired.
Glad to see
you getting some of the recognition you deserve!
to seeing you all soon.
Aug. 4, 2011
Diane Holder wrote on Facebook:
"Sorry to miss Anthony's 9-11 Service. Ben will be participating in LAFD's
memorial at the Fire Museum in Hollywood. Our thoughts will be with all of you
Aug. 5, 2011
Bush wrote on the Facebook Wall for Anthony 9-11 Memorial Service.
"I want to
thank all those with which I served, and especially those who are no longer with
us. God keep in your loving hands those who are still abroad and keeping us out
of harms way."
Wilson Newsome wrote on the FB Wall for Anthony 9-11 Memorial Service.
going to miss it. Thank you for your dedication to this wonderful memorial and
the survivors and the families of those lost that terrible day."