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Mourning the unborn victims of terrorism from September 11th

Posted in Unborn Child with tags , , , , , , on August 7, 2013 by saynsumthn

These are the nearly 3,000 names inscribed on the 911 memorial.

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Of particular interest is :

Patricia Ann Cimaroli Massari and her unborn child N-11 – Her child was young!
According to this tribute of her, On the morning of Sept. 11, Louis and Patricia Massari had a special reason to get up early. Louis ironed Patricia”s clothes so she wouldn”t be late for work, while Patricia did a home pregnancy test in the bathroom. The result was positive.

“She cried, I cried, we talked,” said Louis. “I was overwhelmed with excitement, and at the same time … was like, “What do we do? What do we do?””
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Deanna Lynn Galante and her unborn child N-37 – she was six weeks away from going on maternity leave.911 memorial
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Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas and her unborn child S-68

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Helen Crossin Kittle and her unborn child N-35
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Vanessa Lang Langer and her unborn child S-49

On September 11, 2001, Vanessa, who was four months pregnant, escaped from the South Tower. However, her quest for survival had fallen short. She ran as the South Tower collapsed. She did not make it. Her body, and in it the small body of her unborn child, was pulled from the rubble of the fallen tower on September 24th, just ten feet from an alley between Towers IV and V.VanessaIMG_0543

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Jennifer L. Howley and her unborn child S-56Jennifer Howly_0394

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Renée A. May and her unborn child S-69ReneeMay_2441
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Sylvia San Pio Resta and her unborn child N-62 – 7 months pregnant with her first childSylviaSan0120521_115359
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Rahma Salie and her unborn child N-1Rahma_3745
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Dianne T. Signer and her unborn child N-60
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Monica Rodriguez Smith and her unborn child N-73 She was seven months pregnant with our first child, a son they planned to name Eddie

“I’m so happy the baby is mentioned,” Pregnant victim, Patricia Signer’s mother, told NewsDay. “Because that baby will always be in my heart.”

Acknowledging the unborn underscores how deeply the attacks devastated families and their futures, said 9/11 memorial president Joe Daniels.

“It’s a special part of the memorial,” he said. “It reinforces that message about the whole project that the folks were just like us, that they were about to start these lives. . . . It reminds us that they were who we are.

He said memorial officials asked victims’ next of kin about the prospect of noting pregnancies after learning that Smith’s unborn child was mentioned on the 1993 bombing memorial that was destroyed on 9/11.

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The Oklahoma City National Memorial honoring victims of the 1995 bombing is another precedent. It lists three unborn children under the names of mothers-to-be in the Field of Empty Chairs.
There were likely more than 11 pregnant victims of the 9/11 attacks, though not all their families would have known about pregnancies and not all would have wanted the fact mentioned, Daniels said.

Lest we forget 55 million more unborn victims: