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October 11, 2017
Just visited the memorial for the first time this past weekend and searched and found Aaron. My heart and prayers are with you Alice and Larry. An incalculable loss that can only be balanced with the memories and love that he left behind. Which appears to be boundless. I said a prayer. Love, Gaby
September 11, 2016
Never forgotten. Always in our hearts.

Rivers School Class of '92
October 13, 2014
Not a day has passed that I haven't thought of Aaron. It still hurts. I take comfort in believing that he is sometimes beside me "filtering" the words that come out of my mouth, pushing me on my bike, or guiding me to make the right decision.
September 11, 2014
I never knew you, I never met you, I visited the fountains in June 2014, I passed my hand over every bodies names but stopped at yours it meant something to me, I will always from that day remember you, il never forget.
June 19, 2012
I have 2 sons Aaron and Jacob. When I saw your sons name listed as a victim of 9/11, I took him as my "face of 9/11" as I did when I was a kid and got a MIA bracelet during Vietnam. Whenever 9/11 memorials happen, I look for his name to be mentioned or listed. I was able to visit NYC this week and the Freedom Tower site. I looked at one footprint and then was going to get a map to find his name but decided to walk toward his footprint. I walked right up to N29 with no idea of where I was in relation to his name. It gave me chills that God had placed me next to "my" name with no map! I used the water below to wash his name with our tears. My heart is with you always for your terrible loss. I will never forget...
February 20, 2012
I stumbled upon your website when I typed my son's name, Aaron Jacobs into the computer. Reading your tribute I was amazed to learn that your Aaron Jacobs passed on 9-11 when my Aaron Jacobs was born. I was amazed when I read that Aaron loved to travel and did so much in his short life. My 10 year old Aaron has always dreamed of traveling. Also, your Aaron loves animals just like mine. It is amazing how much these Aaron's have in common. I pray and hope my Aaron has as good a life as your Aaron did. He sounds like he was a very good man.

Aaron Jacobs mom
September 11, 2011
Thinking about you today bud.
November 29, 2009
September 12, 2009
My thoughts and prayers remain with you. I have happy memories of Aaron's days at Rivers with my son James.
September 11, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. Aaron and I attended many of the same classes at The Rivers School. He was a very bright young man. He really accomplished a lot in such a short time here on Earth.
February 25, 2009
November 15, 2006
In memory....
November 06, 2006
As I cross-stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
September 11, 2006

On the fifth anniversary of the loss of your son, my condolences to you and your family. I will never forget that day.

September 10, 2006
I was deeply saddened to hear recently that Aaron was a victim of the World Trade Center attack. Though I long ago lost track of Aaron after we parted ways at Longfellow, I often wondered what became of him. He was the kid who was able to make friends with everyone; who was extremely smart and focused, but was unassuming and didn't take himself too seriously; who had a wonderful, and ultimately good-hearted, mischevious sense of humor. I offer my thoughts and prayers to his family on this fifth anniversary of his untimely passing.
September 07, 2006
Our kistory class is doing a project and this man is great
March 30, 2006
Miss you...
February 05, 2005
Dear Aaron,
I am writing to let you know what wonderful parents you have. Your Mother is very special, and is a great support to me. You are a very special person.
September 11, 2004
I was looking for my surname on the internet and found Aaron's name. I wanted to say that even though I didnt know him,he seemed like a good man who wanted to help others and wanted to make the world better. God Bless.
September 26, 2003
I meet Aaron, in a trip to Europe, I have great respect for him. Our relationship was very short but happy, Every men should have the respect that Aaron had for his family and friends. My prayers are for his family.
September 19, 2003
It is remarkable to read about the man Aaron became, and the many lives he touched. Aaron and I were friends when we were 13. I have fond memories of hours on the phone talking about everything and nothing-—school, our families, junior high gossip, the future, his beloved cat Caesar, and hundreds of inside jokes. In my mind’s eye he is grinning the metallic grin of adolescence, telling a hilarious story, and involuntarily bouncing on his toes with happiness. I have thought of him every May 29th since we lost touch, and often wondered where life had taken him. My deepest sympathies to Aaron’s family and friends.
September 11, 2003
The last time I saw Aaron was at our 5th year Reunion at Colgate. We spent a lot of time together that weekend, but what I remember most vividly is sitting in the middle of the quad on the grass, enjoying the sun and the company of friends not seen in a long while. Aaron talked excitedly about work (it had been a good year for him), lovingly (as always!) about Jeannine, and with great warmth and affection about his family and friends. We both mulled over our years in New York City -- how much we'd grown and how much further we had to grow. All of Aaron's strongest attributes - his warmth, humor, candor and affection for those he loved - are encapsulated for me in the conversation we had on the quad that day. It's hard to believe that several months later he was so cruelly snatched from us, and even harder to believe that it's been two years since that tragic day. My thoughts and prayers are with the Jacobs family and Jeannine. Aaron, I love and miss you dearly. xoxo JMV
September 12, 2002
I had the pleasure of knowing Aaron through Jeannine and saw the bond they had which was unlike any other, they truly completed each other. Jeannine, you are the strongest person I know. With the help of family and friends, we will keep Aaron's memory alive. May you, your family and Aaron's family find peace and strength in the days ahead. My heart and prayers are with you always.
September 11, 2002
Blessings to the Jacob's Family - I pray this message finds you in the best of health and feeling of peace. I have never met Aaron and I did not actually learn of him until this morning. My company is located 1 block away from where the WTC once stood. To honor and commemorate the memory of those lost, we printed 1400 names with a pin and today each employee randomly picked a name to honor. I chose Aaron. The fact that I chose his name was a mystery to me - until I read Aaron's tribute. I am at a point in my life where I would love and only imagine doing half the things your son has accomplished. I hope in some small way I can help Aaron's legacy live on. I pray that God keeps his angels encamped around you and your family during this time and if you ever need anything, please know that you are in my prayers, ALWAYS!
September 11, 2002
Jeannine, Josh and Mr. & Mrs. Jacobs-

I was a friend of Aaron's at Colgate. I think of Aaron daily and always first think of his razor sharp wit and easy smile. He was so incredibly loyal to his friends in such an admirable way- something I will always carry with me and hope to emmulate in my life. Please take comfort in that all those who knew him think and pray for him and his family every day- there is an incredible web of people in this world of whom Aaron has touched, and that can never be broken or weakened. Please know that many are thinking of you and Aaron always.
September 11, 2002
Larry & Jeannine,

Our thoughts and long-ago memories of Aaron (carpooling for Sunday school at TRS) are with you.

September 11, 2002
Aaron and I were friends at Colgate. I will remember his quick wit and his sweet disposition.

My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family on this day and throughout the year.
September 11, 2002
September 11, 2002
Larry - My condolences to you and your family on the anniversary of the loss of your son.
September 11, 2002
I have not kept in touch with Aaron but remember his good nature from from when we were classmates at the Rivers School. I wish his family and friends well today.
September 10, 2002
Jeannine,dearest-"As long as we live, so too shall they live-their memory will be eternal". May God watch over you and and bring you peace.
September 10, 2002

Today is September 10th 2002- our thoughts are with you and we raised a toast this evening in celebration of Aaron's life. As we reflect on the events of the past year may the future bring you strength and new happiness.

Your friends Alan & Trina
July 16, 2002
While I never met Aaron, I did have the pleasure of meeting his mother, and knowing his fiancee. It's no wonder based on what I've read/known about him that he chose a person as lovely as Jeannine for his future wife. God Bless you Jeannine, and know that you/Aaron will never be forgetten. Sue
May 26, 2002
As a recent grad of Maret School, I was deeply saddened to open the magazine and see that we had lost a member of the alumni community to the horrible events of September 11th. I never knew Aaron, but he graduated in my brother's class so this tragedy touched home for me. My thoughts and prayers are with Aaron's family.
May 21, 2002
I haven't seen Aaron since he graduated from high school, but my experiences with him then, and seeing where his arc has taken him, I know the world is much poorer for his loss.
Our hearts are with you.

-A Friend
May 01, 2002
Father we entrust our brother Aaron to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
April 22, 2002
I had the privelege of meeting Aaron in Cozumel, Mexico while he was teaching English, to the delight of many young and older students. I noted their enthusiasm at his presence! He indeed had a special charisma and light. We had the opportunity to do many things on the island, one notable one was walking down cobblestone streets in a rainstorm and feeling sparks under foot. Aaron touched me most with his kindness. He was so kind. I thank him for his kindness. My prayers are frequently with his family and fiance, God be close and His presence truly felt. Aaron, thank you for touching my life and being a sweet, thoughtful, adventure filled (not to mention, incredibly bright) human being! I miss you.
March 18, 2002
To Aaron's friends and family, I am very sorry for you loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Jeannine - my thoughts and prayers will always be with you. Remain strong.

March 11, 2002
Meer R and r ILY Gookis Sweet burrows forever.
March 11, 2002
I know the heartache of losing a fiancee. I lost mine on January 21 to a heart attack...just 26 days before our wedding day. It's not just the loss of a loved one, but the loss of every hope and dream you had for the future. My heart goes out to you.
February 11, 2002
Jeannine and family: May God give you strength, and guide you through this very difficult time. I am so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Aaron's family always.
February 05, 2002
January 18, 2002
The grief of losing a person at the beginning of his life, so productive and loving, can hardly be measured. As a nation, as individuals, we are still reeling from the events that took Aaron's life. But to you, his family, all of this is much more intensely personal. I offer you in this medium, as I wish I could do in person, my ongoing prayers; because while time is the best healer, it takes a lot of time to heal. God bless you.
January 16, 2002
Reading about Aaron has inspired me to live more fully and be more active with the people in my life. My heart goes out to you, my warmth and my tears too. This tribute to Aaron will inspire many. We will all be together when this is all over and greet all those who have gone before us, and left us so much while we waited to join them. Warmth, Love and Affection Karen Lambert.
I did not know Aaron but I do now. Thank you
December 28, 2001
We are very sorry for your loss of Aaron. Our hearts cry with you.
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
October 17, 2001
Family of Aaron Jacobs--
All of us share your grief and pain.
May Aaron rest in peace, alav ha shalom.
September 24, 2001
To the Jacobs Family,

Our son, David Forman, met Aaron at Rivers and they remained friends through the years. I had the pleasure of Aaron's company on many occassions and I especially remember taking him on a skiing trip out west many years ago. David and Aaron took a picture together on top of the mountain and that picture has been on David's night stand ever since. On the first night of this Rosh Hasshanah, David brought the picture into the living room and placed it on the mantle peice drapped with the American flag. We said a prayer for Aaron and had a moment of silence. At the same table sat my niece who had been on the 52nd floor of the same tower when it was attacked. We were grateful for her good fortune while absolutely distraught by your loss. Life is not fair and death is so random. I can only hope that your memories of your son will sustain you through this terrible time. I know my family will never forget him and David will miss him terribly.

Our Deepest Sympathy,

Steve & Barbara Forman
September 24, 2001
September 22, 2001
Dear Alice,
Though I never knew Aaron, I extend my heartfelt sypathy to you and your family at this saddest of times. There is no greater tragedy than the loss of a promising young life. Aaron had a close, loving family and I'm sure that makes it all the more difficult for you and your folks. Warmly, Connie (Berke) Boykan
September 20, 2001
Alice and Larry: We are profoundly distressed for your entire family. So much promise wiped out in an instant. We wish for you courage and strength.
Beth and Frank
September 20, 2001
To Al and Harriet

My deepest sympathy to you and
your family. Know that I share
in your grief.