Support the 9-11 Pentagon Memorial
Yesterday was the groundbreaking on the 9-11 Pentagon Memorial. As a Northern Virginia resident with many friends who work in the Pentagon (and worked there on that September morning in 2001), this issue hits close to home. Please follow the link and do what you can to support the memorial.
Dear Fellow American,
We all remember where we were on September 11, 2001 when our country was attacked by terrorists. The victims who were murdered that day in the World Trade Center, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania and in the Pentagon must never be forgotten.
My younger brother, David Laychak, died that day in the Pentagon attack. He left behind his wife and two young children. His loss is something that will always be a part of their lives and of mine.
Four and a half years ago, friends, acquaintances, even complete strangers were there to provide comfort, solace and friendship during a very difficult time. People still ask what they can do to help. My answer is simple. Help us build the Pentagon Memorial.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Memorial will take place today, June 15, 2006. For the family members who lost loved ones in the Pentagon attack, this is a day we have looked forward to for over four years. Rosemary Dillard lost her husband, Eddie in the Pentagon attack. She shares her thoughts about the memorial, "I live to make sure this memorial is built. I live to see them lift that first shovelful of earth from the ground."
I want to make sure the world does not forget my brother, David and Rosemary's husband, Eddie who are only two of the 184 people who died at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, 59 passengers and crewmembers aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and 125 service members and civilians working in the Pentagon that morning. All the families hope that the completed memorial will be a place where everyone can come to remember, reflect and renew.
Remember the victims who were killed because they were doing nothing other than living their daily lives like you and I do every day.
Reflect on the events that occured that warm September Tuesday morning that have changed our country forever and through this tragedy find solace, peace and healing.
Renew our commitment to build a place where we can honor the family members, friends and colleagues that were lost and come away with a feeling of hope.
My hope is that if your travels bring you to Washington, DC, you will be able to visit this memorial and know that you were a big part of making it possible. Your support today will help us build and sustain the memorial for all to remember, reflect and renew on the events of September 11, 2001.
I wish you and your family well and thank you for your generosity.
James J. Laychak, President
Pentagon Memorial Fund, Inc.
Brother of Dave Laychak
P.S. You have a unique opportunity to be part of history by helping us build the Pentagon Memorial to remember the innocent victims who were murdered in the Pentagon attack on 9/11. Please help us ensure future generations never forget what happened on September 11, 2001. And please forward this email to all of your friends. Thank you.
P.P.S. We also welcome you to visit our re-designed website, www.PentagonMemorial.net where you can sign up for email updates, see renderings of the Memorial, share your personal story and sign our guestbook.
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