See my sculpture of brave Marie Colvin at www.lauraharling.com.
You touched so many! We enjoyed so many fun times in band and German classes.
You touched so many! I enjoyed being in band and German class with you for so many years.
a journalist with a SINCERE heart.
TRUTH before Agenda.....Thank you for your ultimate sacrafice.
A lady passionate about what is real, honest and sincere, always seeking justice for those without a voice. To us westerners, she told us as it was. There is nobody to replace you Marie, though I never knew you or had the pleasure of meeting you, I admired you greatly.
You are an inspiration!! Thank you!!
Thank you for all the dangerous work you did throughout your life. Your courage and quest for the truth was inspiring and it is sad that the world lost someone such as you. Hopefully, the Syrian people will be able to honor you in their free country as you have helped showcase their bravery in their quest for freedom.
Thank you for standing by the Syrian people. Your courageous and awe-inspiring work will never be forgotten. From, a Syrian American.
We love you MARIE COLVIN ..... You are a true HERO ..
May you soul rest in peace :(
Marie, you were a courageous human being, even in your death, you have taught the world many lessons. The Syrian People will never forget you. I will remember you for your willingness to stand by the truth. Rest in peace!
What a woman! What an inspiration! Truly wonderful to know there was such a human walking this earth! Thank you for your reporting.
Thank you so much for bringing your fearlessness to such a troubled lonely place.The Syrian people would still be unknown to the world if it wern't for your sacrifice ,and families support of your career.Inshallah you are cheering freedom from above in heaven.God praise your soul.
Your passion for the truth and your dedication for justice will forever be remembered. Thank you for being a voice in the revolution and showing the world what's really happening in Syria. You won't be forgotten.
thank you for being sooo brave...and caring about telling the story and about human tragedies more then your own life...thank you for standing up for the Syrian people...and for the human kind...god bless your sole...
The world lost a courageous correspondent in this great battle of Truth to Power.
Thank you Marie for your passion, dedication and tenacity.
The truth did, does and will continue to make a difference.
To all those involved, in returning Marie home, thank you.
The world will never be forget.
Your bravery and journalism will forever be respected and remembered, especially to the Syrians for whom you came when they cried out for help even through the unrest and danger... May God rest your soul.
Your bravery and journalism will always be respected and remembered by all especially the Syrians for you came to their cries of help through all of the unrest and danger... may God rest your soul.
You had made a difference in many people's lives you will always be remembered in our hearts we will remember that a brave soul dared to come near a place many others choose to turn their faces away from you made the Syrian feel that they are not alone thank you RIP
Marie, we will never forget you. You gave your life for a noble cause. To convey the message of the oppressed. Your voice shook the thrones of the tyrants. RIP Marie. Your family and friends are in our prayer and thoughts.
May you rest in peace dear Marie. Your death will not be in vain. You will always be known as a truth seeker who died reporting the truth of a noble people wanting their freedom. You will always hold a special place in every Syrians' heart. I will tell your story to my children so the world will never forget that you stood with the Syrian people in their time of need and on the side of justice in the face of oppression and tyranny. Your name will be remembered with Hamza AlKhateeb, Ghiath Mattar, Danny Abdul-Dayem, and other activists and journalists who sacrificed their lives to reveal the truth to the world.
My Friend Marie…
An IAP before the concept became lingua franca
The quintessential kaleidoscopic personality
Always the chameleon
The midnight jet to anywhere just for a party
Friends with every man she loved
An enigma to family
Never defined by others
Intolerant of anyone who lost sight of their destiny
The Definition of the word “Empathetic”
Watching the morning star fade
Scanning the horizon to capture the “green flash” at sunset
Intimate moments with friends, family and the children of her heart
The imploding world around her
Honesty, veracity, and unquestionable devotion to cause
Wore the past loosely, like an outgrown gown
Sported an eye patch, lest she forget how fragile life is
Like the City of Paris; her politics had left and right banks
Believed in the philosophy of Teilhard de Chardin and the Liturgy of Nichiren Daishonin
My most treasured memory:
A photograph of a Marie, taken with a ten year old blond boy who is holding an Uzi machine gun and standing next to an Israeli soldier. On the back she wrote: “Sean Dwyer is a name you will need to grow into and it looks like you are on your way. Your Moms' curly haired girlfriend, Marie”
Most memorable words:
“ Jules some of life's most enigmatic moments leap at you from places you thought you had fully investigated.” Words that now resound prophetic!
Aunt Marie, words cannot express how much I love and miss you. You taught me what it means to be a hero and were the one that inspired me to be a writer. I will carry your memory with me wherever I go and honor it by following in your foot steps. There is so much I want to say, but I can't find the words. A world without you seems so unimaginable and dark. But I'm sure you must be up there in Heaven, watching down on us and casting rays of light over us to remind us that you are still with us. I will never forget your smile or your laugh or your kindness. It is so hard without you, but I know that if you had to go, this was the way you wanted it to be. You gave your life in the pursuit of the truth and for the sakes of the innocent lives in Syria that needed you to tell their story. I know that I will always miss you, but I could not be more proud to be your niece. I hope Heaven has an open bar with the best vodka and a beautiful beach like the ones in Oyster Bay where you can swim and enjoy the sun for the rest of eternity. May the good Lord hold you in the palm of his hand, until we meet again.
All my love,
Your niece Jenny <3
May you rest in peace, "A job well done, my faithful servant."
Marie Colvin was my hero, an incredible journalist who's bravery and determination shed light on some of the darkest conflicts of this earth. An amazing person. RIP.
The Tamil Nation indebted to Marie Colvin and Times when the whole world was reluctant to intervene and expose the Genocide. Your contribution will be written in the annals of Tamil's history of National Liberation. We are having a memorial service celebrating her life in Croydon. Love and Prayers to her family.
Our prayers & thoughts are with the Colvin family. What a amazing person. Honoured to have been a neighbor. RIP
Dear Mrs. Colvin and Marie's family,
I am so sorry for your terrible loss. I had been Marie's first boss at UPI. I was state editor for New Jersey and as such had the honor of hiring Marie for our Trenton bureau. Over the years when I've seen her byline I have thought back to that beautiful, brilliant 20 something who, even then, was a shining star.
She made me laugh with her coffee addiction telling me how she couldn't even shower without bringing her mug inside the shower with her. I remember her working the 6:30am shift one Christmas Eve and I had asked her if she had finished her Christmas shopping yet. She told me she hadn't even begun. I was incredulous that she was planning to leave work at 3:30, take the train to NYC and somehow manage to buy all the gifts for her large family on the night all stores closed early. "No problem," she told me with her trademark calm and selfassurance. The next time I saw her at work I asked her how many gifts did she actually buy. "All of them. There was never any doubt."
She was one of a kind not just as a journalist but as a person.
We will all miss her.
My thoughts and prayers to the Colvin family. Marie was an exceptional journalist who shed light into the worlds darkest corners. RIP Marie.
You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your wonderful, brave daughter. We are all saddened by her tragic passing.
Gone too soon. My condolences to the Colvin family.
What a woman! What an inspiration! Truly wonderful to know there was such a human walking this earth! Thank you for your reporting. RIP
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
My deepest sympathy to Rosemarie Colvin and all her family, as well as to Marie's colleagues and many friends on this tragic loss. May God comfort you all.
I have been so inspired by Marie's courage and determination to report the truth and focus a global spotlight on suffering and injustice in the hopes of stopping it.
I live near Oyster Bay and want to attend her Mass at St. Dominic's Church on Monday. It will likely be very crowded but perhaps I can find a seat in the back pews and pray for her there.
May her beautiful soul rest in peace.
Jenny from Huntington, Long Island
Dear Colvin Family: I was in Marie's OBHS class. She was always a shining star. She was so smart, so beautiful, so elegant. She was destined for big things. As I recall, she was also a year younger than the rest of us. She was so adventurous and brave, really brave, in everything. I would avidly follow her reporting from all over the world, proudly telling my friends that "I know her!"
There are no words to express my sorrow at your profound loss. The world has lost a bright light. She used her talents and her passion to shine that light into the darkest corners of human existence - to bring the truth to the rest of us.
I wish you comfort and peace in the coming months. Know that you are lifted up by many caring hearts.
- Laura Ingraham Clemmens
We must not ever forget that Marie Colvin gave her life, so that all of us should always have the freedom to know the truth. Thank you, Marie
Marie lived a life of courage and service. To her family - my thoughts are with you. Let us all pray for a better world.(A journalist in Africa).
The world has not only lost an incredible journalist, but a very compassionate woman who strived to show the truth in all of her work. My deepest sympathy for her family and friends for thier loss.
I was shattered to hear what happened to Marie. The extended family is quite proud of her and we followed her reporting with great interest. May God hold her gently and may change come to Syria. RIP Marie
FROM ALL OF US IN OYSTER BAY
To the entire Colvin family, my thoughts and prayers are with you always!
Dear Cat and family, Take comfort in the fact that your beautiful sister and daughter is at peace now. She lived her life with passion, but it was a difficult journey too. I wish I could take away the pain of your loss. May God bless you. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
It's never easy to loss a loved one. Her passion stemmed from a sense of justice. Our Creator is a God of justice and one day he will eliminate all suffering. I hope this thought brings comfort to many.
Brave and positive, Marie, you were a true professional, and a journalistic fighter for the truth to the end. You will be in the highest mansions of Heaven right now, I just know it.
Mrs. Colvin - My mother worked with you at PTA. I remember Marie from childhood, as a tall girl in a girl scout uniform. She was smart, serious and kind. The woman she became was extraordinary. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Susan (Brown) Angele
Go bless Rosemary, Billy and the rest of the family. Marie used to babysit my kids.
ALL OF OYSTER BAY IS IN MOURNING.
WE LOVE YOU.
May everything you sacrificed in life & worked so hard for never be forgotten.
You've allowed the silent voices crying out for help to finally be heard.
Because of your own ultimate sacrifice to help others, your voice has become a beacon of hope around the world.
The good Lord took you back home because your work here on earth is done.
It's up to the rest of us now to follow your lead and not stand by and just watch others do what's right for the sake of TRUTH. We all have a stake in that truth as Human Beings and everyone on earth has the right to that truth. Like you, we need to take responsibility to stand up and fight for peace.
It's a shame that over so many years gone by now such a simple thing as the truth has cost so many lives because of the greed and power of those who can never seem to get enough.
What is power if one does nothing with it? We all have that power but you rose above and weren't afraid to make a difference.
Thank you for being so courageous, fearless, & so committed to the cause and for making this world see that we need many more Marie Colvin's in it if we are ever to see world peace in our life time.
Not too many people on this planet can say this, but you have certainly achieved GREATNESS.
We thank you for your fearless sacrifice & hope that the world will be a better & hopefully safer place now that the Truth is heard. It needed to be told.
We will always think of "World Peace" with stronger hope and in honor of you.
Hopefully we can all say it proudly one day.
Everyone, as ONE.
God bless you, Marie.
May you rest in peace with those you love that have gone before you.
And may your story always be told.
God bless you as you rest in eternal peace.
The Zangari Family
To Mrs. Colvin, & Eileen.
Our hearts are broken for you & your family. It's still very shocking news of Marie's passing and it's been very hard to absorb all of this.
We remember how proud you were of Marie when she became a journalist and we've followed her on International News for many years.
My sister and I have been talking and crying quite a bit since the news came out. We ask... WHY?
For those of you who don't know us,
we are long time residents of Oyster Bay. We proudly graduated from OBHS with Eileen Colvin, Marie's younger sister.
Mrs. Colvin was a reading Teacher for many years @ OBHS and has touched so many lives. I took Mrs. Colvin's class in my senior year just so I could proudly say that MRS. COLVIN WAS MY TEACHER. Such a loving, caring, gracious women to us all.
It's not hard at all to see where Marie got her greatness from.
The whole family is so compassionate and loving.
Mrs. Colvin, you hold a very special place in our hearts. We never forgot all the caring & love you showed both of us not just in school, but whenever we are blessed to run into you, still.
We never forget those who've had such an impact on our lives and you are certainly one of those people who has touched us deeply.
You have always remained in our hearts and we will always love you very much.
We are so sorry for your loss.
It hurts terribly to have to say that to you, but please find peace in knowing that Marie will always be with you.
You and your family are very lovely people and we are so lucky and happy to have known you in our life time.
God bless you all and may God always protect you and your loved one.
May she rest in peace, and may you find peace in knowing that Marie gave her life for her fellow humen beings.
I don't think she would want it any other way.
Mrs. Colvin, thank you for being YOU and for always being so good to us.
We love you always,
Cathy & Christine Zangari
I did not know Marie but I identify with her in so many ways. I too have been a journalist, am 59, of Arab-American descent, and have bad eye problems. I felt encouraged by the fact that even though she lost her left eye in 2001 in a grenade attack in Sri Lanka, she still persevered in her career covering conflict zones. If she could wear a patch and work with one eye, than I too can persevere with my one eye!!!! Marie did not die in vain. She had a purpose and she fulfilled it.
God bless the family of Marie. She was a courageous woman she also had an extremely big heart. So sorry for ur lose many prayets
I was so sad to hear about Marie and wanted to send my thoughts. It's impossible for me to find words that could possibly bring comfort but I am happy to have known her all those years ago and to have known your brilliant and brave family.
All my love and prayers,
Betsy (Marino) Leighton
The good book is often quoted of whom much is given and much is required in this life. To the family of Marie from one who serves this countryfor nearly 30 years. My family and send our prayers and confer our sympathy during your loss of your love one.
Like so many signing this book, I was a classmate in OBHS. The memory that comes back so easily is "intellectual, inspired and inspiring.' Sounds as if Marie never changed. Though her life was cut short, she lived a life that mattered. My condolences to her family. I hope you find peace and solace knowing what a great woman Marie.
Inspirational, courageous….without a doubt. But she was also great fun. We were friends in High School, where she was always, effortlessly, one of the brightest stars in class. Tall, with beautiful skin, and a shaggy mane of thick, wavy, golden brown hair. She wanted it to be straight, of course (we all did in those days) – and had no idea what a natural beauty she actually was. It is to her that I owe a love of the sea, and sailing. In fact, she taught me the fundamentals on her little red and white Sunfish. I remember what a blast we had when we pulled the boat up and moored at an abandoned mansion on Oyster Bay Cove. We peeked through the curtain-less windows and, with no one in sight, decided to sunbathe on the overgrown lawn overlooking the bay. We giggled and – (such irascible outlaws!) - decided to remove our bikini tops……..She loved the wind, and the rain – and sailed in all sorts of weather. She was kind, and utterly without pretension. Those of us who knew her way back when have followed her brave career with great interest, and absolutely no surprise: we recognized even then that she was a special soul – and destined to do wonderful things.
Godspeed, Marie…..you are missed. SJV
I am seven years old. And I am so so sorry she died. She was so...BRAVE.
Dear Colvin Family and Friends,
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Marie Colvin during a Syrian shelling attack on Wednesday February 22, 2012. Marie Colvin was a war correspondent from Long Island who dedicated over two decades of her life to bringing awareness of human rights violations around the globe to prevent further human tragedies.
As a first hand-reliable and independent reporter, she has been our eyes and ears in Syria. Her stories helped us to better understand the people brutally killed and others lacking basic supplies like food, water, medical aid and basic necessities. Her reporting drew the attention of the international community and brought to our attention the over 5,000 civilians viciously murdered by Basher Assad's brutal regime.
We know Marie's death has not been in vein. In praying that the Assad's era will soon come to an end, Marie has awakened the world. Marie has helped us understand the horrific actions of the Syrian government toward civilians, men and women, children and the elderly. She has brought these murders and crimes to the forefront of the international community and continued to believe that something will eventually be done. We join her in this pray.
As proud Long Islanders and as the Turkish-American community living in Long Island we wish our sincere condolences to Marie Colvin's family and friends. May she Rest in Peace!
On behalf of Turkish Cultural Center LI
My condolences to the Colvin family. She was a strong woman with determination. We all look forward to the time when war is done away with. Then we won't have these ifatalies.
Mrs Colvin our deepest sympathy to you and your family
Ellen Syrett Moore and Family
My deepest sympathy for your - and our - loss!
I feel honored to have grown up with Marie! She is a true inspiration to all; a terrible loss of such a courageous, determined, eloquent and passionate voice! My sincerest condolences to the entire Colvin family...RIP Marie
To the Colvin Family- My deep sympathy. I listened to Marie's last report on CNN and I was so moved by her story, and the young child that died during that day. I had difficulty sleeping that night, and was shocked to learn that your loved one had also been killed after that report. She gave everything to report on the horrors of war, and has always stood for the common people. Many thanks to Marie for sharing the truth with the world, and to her family for sharing her with us.
I don't know who she is but from what I read thus far, she by far is one of the most courageous and fearless lady that the world should look up. She loved what she did and she wanted to be part of an important story that gives meaning to the word humanity. May she rest in peace in the arms of the Almighty!
Dear Mrs. Colvin, my heart goes out to you for your terrible loss. You were always such a sweet lady at OBHS and you passed your goodness to your children. I'm sorry we lost Marie.
This precious lady should be seated next to Christ.
Dear Mrs Colvin and children,
I admire your daughter's courage so much. I know I would not be that brave. People like her really make a difference. I am so sorry for your sadness at losing your child, but she did get to live her dream. We always wante more time, don't we?
Alanna Coffelt, Kendallville IN
I was deeply saddened to her of Marie's passing. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Colvin family during this tragic and difficult period.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Remembering your great love story today and always.
Friend Boys School
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow
God bless the brave, the honest and the talented. She embodied all these great virtues and talents.
Dear Mrs. Colvin and all the Colvin family, All of us who knew Marie and her important work celebrate her courage and dedication in bearing witness to the atrocities of war. I know that cannot begin to compensate for your loss, but please know that she will always live on in the memories of the many lives she touched. With very great sadness, Claudia Perry
To Marie's Family,
I was so very saddened by Marie's death under such tragic circumstances. Even back at OBHS, her intellect and passion were evident to all who knew her. The world is a better place for her life and a sadder place for her death.
Rest in peace, Marie
I am deeply saddened by the death of Marie Colvin. We were childhood friends and I somehow knew she was destined for greatness. She exemplified the best in modern day journalism. We have lost a treasure. My prayers are with Mrs. Colvin and Marie's brothers and sisters. God speed Marie.
Condolences to the family. I knew Marie as a delightful child.
The planet is not the same after losing someone who cared for it, and the people hereon so deeply. My sincere sympathies to Marie's family on the loss of this loved one, someone who was and is one of my heroes. xoxox L. Miller, MI
I went to Oyster Bay High school with Marie. Marie was a tall, beautiful,elegant, free thinker, exceptional student and friend. I was frequently amazed to observe her intelligence as she breezed through High school. She was simply brilliant. Her mother and her family are also exceptional. Her mother is a highly intelligent and caring individual and she has had a great positive impact on me, others and Marie. The Lord Jesus Christ risked and gave his life to reach out and save others. Marie also risked her life to reach out and save others. I hope her actions motivate us to reach out to the Syrians. I hope Marie reached out to the Lord Jesus Christ and she is safe now in heaven. Thank you Marie and may we hear and respond to your last words.
im feel so sad...words can not express.. i went to OBHS with her....a sweet person comes right to my mind when i think of marie.... i am truly honored to have know her...she is a woman we should all look up to for her gift of life and to all to live it in peace
My name is Abu Abdullah El Harmoni and i met Marie Colvin during the uprising in Libya . Marie covered the stories of what was truly happening and portrayed the real truth . She was a wonderful example of a true professional journalist . I would like to offer my heart felt condolences to her family .
Marie Colvin, what a lovely courageous soul. A truth seeker that touched so many people's lives. Marie, your light will always shine brightly.
Our sincere sympathy and condolences to the Colvin family as they grieve the loss of Marie. We wish you peace and comfort.
The O'Leary Family (E. Norwich, NY)
Che tu sia finalmente in pace, cara Marie!
...Ernie Pyle...Larry Burrows...Marie Colvin..."so that others may know of the horrors of war...Blessed be your Journey Marie...for God Knows Your Heart....
I knew Marie in elementary and high school and remember her quiet presence as she played the french horn for the OBHS band. My heart goes out to her family at this time of loss. Her many accomplishments are both amazing and inspiring to the world. May you find comfort in knowing that Marie lived her life to the fullest in helping others in need. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Colvin family at this most difficult time. With Sympathy, Beth Persans
Dear Mrs. Colvin, I was continually inspired by the example of Marie's life. Her legacy will live on in the way she inspired people to be better than themselves and in the way she showed to us that the world may be a cruel place, but we don't have to be. I will miss her. My condolences, may God be with you. ~ Angie Forrester (Vienna, Austria)
To the Colvins- Marie will be remembered in Mass at St Mary's Cathedral on Weds, Feb 29th. I have not seen you guys since the 70's, but I've always been proud of the work Marie did and proud to be related to her. May God give you peace in knowing she is in heaven.
Marie, I was a classmate of Mike's. Thank you for your reporting. You made a difference.. My condolences to all of your family..
She was an example of heroism, bravery, and honesty for her job as journalists. As a Syrian in origin, I even appreciate her insistence of coverage from inside Syria, more than anyone. We will remember Marie as a incredible legendary journalist, that scarifies her life to let the truth uncovered.
Prayers for your family. Thank you for sharing your daughter with the world. She witness so many things with the women and children and trying to get help for them. She is inspiration to other jounalists. Amazing Grace
My deepest sympathy to Marie's family and friends. I grew up in East Norwich but did not know her although my brother was a classmate of hers. We seem to have lost a treasure and she is an example of a life well led. May she encourage young people today to become active - to be become leaders -to make a difference.
Dearest Mrs. Colvin and family,
My deepest heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Marie. An amazing woman, who took a stand and made a difference in bringing awareness to aid in the lives of others. My thoughts and heart is with you all. Peace be with you Marie.
She was up front like our Amwercan hero Ernie Pyle WW2, May God Bless.
Gordon Russell. WW2 Station in England 1044.
Dear Marie, You were a voice for those who had none. You showed us the way, it is up to us to follow. Forever, you will be remembered.
Billy and Mike, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry for you. Love you guys.
A woman who lived with dignity, grace and intelligence. The news of her death creates an unspeakable sorrow.
With Marie gone, I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone
My condolences to the Colvin family, Marie was a great influence in my life and she will be sorely missed. She made a huge difference in the world and we will all be better for having known her. ~ Greta Forrester (Santa Clara, California)
My condolence to the Colvin family. She was a great reporter!
I am so sorry you lost your daughter. Because that is who she was. To the rest of the world she was a great reporter, but to you, she was your daughter, and I am so sorry.
My condolences to the Colvin family, may the God of comfort assist you in your time of distress,(Isaiah 51:12)
Dear Mrs. Colvin and Billy,
I can not begin to express my sympathy for the loss of Marie. I have been far too removed from my school years in Oyster Bay and sadly know more about Marie in her passing than I knew of her in life. However I am not surprised in the life she led, the ideals she fought and died for, the courage, defience in the face of injury, all the wonderful qualities that people priviledged to know her have spoken about, were the truth of Marie Colvin. I only have to look to you Mrs. Colvin and know that you were her inspiration in life...because of the many memories faded in my mind from those early days,,the memory of you was not one of them. There are no words that can ease your pain..just the knowledge that one day you will be together again, knowing in God who is the heart and soul of mankind the good will endure forever. all my love..
I did not know Marie, but I am in awe of her courage and dedication. God bless your family during this time of sorrow. Marie has left a lasting legacy of which you can be very proud.
Thank you for your journalistic passion, professionalism and courage. May you find peace in the arms of the Lord. - MH, Pennsylvania
Cat and Mrs. Colvin--
Our hearts are heavy from your grief. The Oyster Bay community is here for you.
The Dorfman Family
While I never knew her personally, I've always marveled at the life she led, and the bravery with which she led it. She was an extraordinary human being and people all over the world are much better for her having been in it. My deepest condolences on your loss.
I knew Marie, and her generosity of spirit to colleagues and strangers alike set her apart from the crowd. She lived passionately and died doing what she loved. The void from such a loss is hard to fill.
As a parent, there is no greater wrenching moment than releasing our children to find their place in the world. Marie Colvin was compelled to write by a noble passion for the truth. She earned respect and admiration among peers for the quality of her work but I suspect moreso for the unfailing determination she had to make the truth known. I hope her family and friends can find solice in knowing how rare a gift such a life is. As she was inspired, I believe her example will inspire another pick up the gauntlet she left behind. May her memory be eternal and her sacrifice for truth be its own reward.
Marie Colvin was a great reporter and fantastic teacher. May she rest in peace.
To Mike and Mrs. Colvin- I am so sorry for your loss. What a brave, strong woman she was.
I watched her interview with Anderson Cooper and was captured by her passion reporting the truth of the horror that is war in Syria. I wept upon learning she was killed. My thoughts are with her family and colleagues.
Rest in Piece MARIE COLVIN.
God be with Your Family.
What a huge loss to the world. Marie was truly heaven sent to this sometimes cold and cruel world. Marie told the absolute truth about war and obviously stared death in the eye. I know she is resting in the arms of God now. Pax~
God grant the family of this courageous and caring woman peace and comfort and have mercy on her soul. Thank you, Lord for her life.
Marie Colvin our family salutes you and your fellow reporters for the unselfish and courageous sacrifices you have made. May prayers comfort your family at this very difficult time.
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
This is a touching moment, A God given special caring woman that did a great service for this country. May you for ever rest in God's arms and his eternal peace. Thank U Marie. My condolences and prayers be with your family.
She served the Lord on earth and is now being his correspondant in heaven.
I was a classmate of Marie. She died a Heroine always putting herself in danger to cover the hardships of others. Sending sympathy, thoughts and prayers to Marie's Mom and family. Praying they can now bring her home. Rest in peace Marie!
With deepest sympathy to the Colvin family. May the God of comfort be with you at this difficult time.
I never knew her but reading about her courage and determination brings tears to my eyes..to think we lost such a fighter for human rights..May she watch over us down here on earth....RIP
To the family of Marie Colvin,
Please know what an immense power for light and truth your daughter and sibling was in her selfless and courageous reporting of horrors perpetrated on voiceless millions around the globe. What a huge loss to the world, but what a difference she made to the countless number of people who cared to follow her words. That energy will continue to inspire all who came into her orbit. May the consoling public thoughts of many ordinary admirers of your extraordinary loved one be a comfort in your personal and private loss.
Marie Colvin had the bravery to tell the world the truth. Will the world have the bravery to act. What a remarkable woman. Whoever may follow in her footsteps - may God protect them. Her journal is not finished. God bless you Marie.
A Great Lady. A Life well lived. We all need more such as her. May it be some comfort to all those who knew, loved, and just appreciated, Marie...
Dear Colvin family, thank you for allowing the journalist to journal her story as it is one that should be told to the world. Marie fought hard and courageously to tell the stories of innocent civilians in war for so many years, her story should be told. May the God of all comfort provide you with all that is needed to cope with the loss of a daughter, a sister and a friend.
What a beautiful, dedicated woman. The world will miss her and her bravery and the knowledge she brought to us all.
Blessings to her family and thank you for sharing her with the world.
Marie was a wonderful example of courage and brilliance. Please take comfort in the fact that she gave her life trying to expose brutal injustice that is besieging a nation. My sincerest condolences to you and your family; the world has lost a beacon of truth.
What a beautiful person of purpose. My mom was a WWII war correspondant and later we worked together, she as a journalist and I as a photographer for years published in The New York Times. We both would have loved to have met this true hero. God Bless her and her family.....and thank you for the truth.
May God hold Marie's family and I will keep you all in my prayers. I wish I could have met her.
Those who give their lives in the cause of truth and education rise to a level few can attain with their dedication to the welfare of their fellow man. This was such a person. May the Love and Peace of her Maker surround and comfort her and her family.
Rest in peace, Marie Colvin. Thank you for giving those who suffer in war a voice and an opportunity for justice.
You showed the world how brave and courageous one soul like you can be and how helpless and desperate one nation like Syrians can be.
Rest in Peace, the World is proud of You . . .
One of the true hero's behind the scenes letting us know what goes on. My condolences to your family, God Bless (KC,Mo)
My condolences...your daughter was a wonderful journalist and a courageous woman. Our thoughts are with you.
Such a brave, selfless woman. May her death be the impetus that brings change to this ravaged country. RIP
Always In pursuit of truth and freedom, without fear for self, so that the rest of us would know the worst and the best of humanity and strive to be better. Thank you Marie
To the the family of Marie Colvin - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that she will be missed by many.
i wish i had met such a lady.... i hope hollywood tells her story one day, and does her good.
My sincere condolences to the family of Miss Colvin. may the love and support of friends and the courage and strength from God help you throught this difficult time. i know her legacy will be cherished by those who loved and knew her
I was in tears last night as Marie told Anderson Cooper about that precious 2 year old who died in Homs; this morning, the tears continued as I learned of her death. What courage, what important work... the world was lucky to have had her. New Haven, CT
She was brave, she was passionate, she was talented, she had an unwavering moral compass....she was my hero!
I knew Marie back in her New York UPI days and always followed her career in later years. I am very fortunate to have known her and worked with her. Her loss saddens me deeply.
Dear Mrs. Colvin: What a remarkable daughter you raised--one who cared about the plight of those who suffered due to the ravages of war. Though obviously grieved because of her loss, please find hope and encouragement in the words found in Isaiah 2:2-4. The truth of the matter reveals that weapons of destruction will be no more. Those in God's memory will be restored to a peaceful planet, never to be victims of vicious savagery again. But rather, unending life will be the prospect of those who love our loving Heavenly Father. May He comfort you and your family during your time of bereavement.
Ms. Colvin and family, I am so dumb founded upon reading of your daughter's tragic demise. I too, have lost a child, my only child. I know the pain and agony you are experiencing. I viewed the heart wrenching story Marie was covering about the little boy that also lost his life. She was a very brave and wonderful journalist and her news was never sugar coated. I pray that God will envelope you in His loving arms. You and your family are so blessed to have had Marie in your lives. Again, my prayers are with yyou. Davine Meridith
She lived a brave and meaningful life. She will be missed.
A courageous women who's efforts are greatly appreciated...Rest In Peace...
Vickie C. Columbus OH
Thanks for your guts and immense sense of duty. You are truly an inspiration.
Thank you for your courage, dedication, and commitment to ensuring that the truth was made known to all. You made a difference in the lives of those whose voices would not otherwise have been heard.
May you now rest in blessed peace.
I remember Marie as an inspiration to all when we were in high school. My thoughts and prayers to her family and all the people she wrote about.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Prayers to those who love Marie Colvin. The people who reign over terror fear only thing that is exposure. And only by exposing the terror of what is going on in Syria will the world do something. My wife is from Bosnia, and only the constant coverage by CNN, and other Media caused the US, and its allies to stop the Slaughter. As we Mourn her death let us think God that people like Marie lived, for she made the world a better place Mr. President it is time to stop the killing.
I offer sympathy to all who have been hurt by the death of Marie Colvin. In 71 years of living I have rarely been so inspired by a life of courage and compassion. I will live in a way that honors Marie. My prayers go to her for the consolation of those who love her. Peter Castaldi
Peace Be Still. Amen! Thank you Father GOD for your mercy in allowing both Marie and young Remi to be together and not alone.
"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Ms. Colvin dedicated her life to enabling others to know truth. May her example of courage, dedication and determination be followed by those who come after her.
With deepest sympathy to the Colvin family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with Peace and Comfort to endure the days ahead.
The greatest achievement of journalism is to shed the light of truth in the dark places and to provide a beacon of hope for peace and justice. Marie, may your friends and family be comforted in the knowledge that you were greeted in Heaven by the words we all long to hear..."Well done, thy good and faithful servant."
My sincere condolence to the family ,May 2Corunthians 1:3,4 bring comfort at this diffcuilt time .
How is it in this world, that the lose of one small creature can leave a hole so deep and so wide that nothing can fill it up.
What a loss. The world has lost a truly inspiring voice. My heartfelt sympathies to her family and fellow associates in the journalism field.
The world's journalism is to suffer. RIP.
What a brave and selfless woman. My sincerest sympathies to Marie's family, friends and colleagues. The world will miss her.
This was a brave woman, soldiering to expose the brutal attrocities committed against the innocent and defenseless by the ruthless and evil people of the world. May she rest in peace. My sincere condolences to her family, and may they find comfort and solace in time.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Family and friends of Marie, She was a genuine inspiration to those she didn't even know, including me. May you all rest in the idea, she filled the hearts of many whom she never knew yet protected. Praying for all of you in your time of loss. Deborah and Ashley Tanno and Ronald Collins
May God Bless this brave lady..May she rest on peace.
I was truly impressed by this story, just wanted to say Thank you & may you Rest in Peace. To the family members she will never be forgotton for what a Hero she was. Milwaukee WI
May the eternal light shine upon her......
May God comfort you in the loss of your loved one. Marie was such a brave woman. The work she did touched so many people. The passion and love she had for the truth and those in need. She brought the story home for all to see so we also could have compassion in our hearts for what was going on in the world. She is with God now for He knows the good she has done here on earth. May all that knew her find comfort in their hearts.
Dear Family and Friends of Marie,
"May there be undeserved kindness, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord."(1Timothy 1:2)
You are in my prayers.
"And he will certainly render judgment among the nations and set matters straight respecting many peoples. And they will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war anymore." (Isaiah 2:4) San Diego, Ca
I salute the path you chose. Bearing witness to history and bringing it back home to those who often didn't care to know, but needed to know.
Thank you for your bravery in seeking the truth at all costs.God Bless You!
This brave lady who cared about the people that have suffered in war time made sure that the world knew what was going on. without reporters like her we would have been kept in the dark as to what is happening to the countries that did not have a democracy.Marie Colvin I salute you .
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
May God rest your soul in peace. Thanks for your jounalist service for the mankind. You were a lady full of courage. The Press members will missed you.
Terrible tragedy. The voice of the voiceless.
May your bravery be not just applauded, but also imitated. Your courage, to go where humanity is often at its worst, should inspire all journalists and readers alike to seek the truth, wherever they find it. No matter the cost, no matter how ugly, no matter how uncomfortable it make us. In an ever changing world, sometimes all we have to hold onto is the truth. By bringing us the truth, you give us all a chance to decide what to do with that truth. Rest well. Job well done.