I didn't know you, but I think your story more than almost any other has stuck with me since that terrible day. Why today it's on my mind I don't know, but I take it as a sign that I should reach out. The call to your husband is what I always come back to when I need a reminder of what is important and what matters in the end. You are thought of and remembered.
Another birthday without you 39 again?
God bless all of her family! WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!!
I had the privilege to ride for Melissa during the 2 Million Bikers to DC event. While we had never met, it was an honor to do so in her name. Her name is on my helmet and I will never forget what happened to her and our country for the rest of my life. God Bless.
Dearest Melissa, I will never forget you. I called your dad shortly after that terrible day, and he was comforting me instead of me comforting him. What a lovely man. I didn't know either of you but felt I had to reach out. I left a rose for you there, and one lives in my heart forever for you and all the lives lost that day. May you rest in peace.
another birthday without you
what might have been........
Rest In Peace, never forgotten.
Melissa, I never knew you, but i remember hearing your message to your husband in the years since those horrific events. I was watching the passionate eye this week, Septemebr 11, 2012, and heard your father tell your story. I hope you got comfort talking to you dad. I know I still call my dad when I need to talk, and I'm 45.
I'm sorry for the years you were robbed.
On 9/11/01, of everything saw and heard, it was Melissa's recorded message to her husband (one that was played on the news coverage) that has always stayed with me. I never knew her but her message was so knowing and it was so important for her to say "I Love You". Such strength, such devotion. I've thought of that message and what her life was like many times through the years after looking on the website of victims and seeing her name. Only today did I look further and found "WOW" what a woman!! What a life!! God rest her big, beautiful soul. And family, I wish peace for you all.
I was listening on the radio on my way home from work that morning. I remember ABC News playing phone calls from victims to their families. Melissa's phone call always stood out to me. I will always remember. I pray for her and all of her loved ones. God Bless and God be with you all.
I am still remembering you Melissa, though we never met.
Bob, Bev and Mike....Our thoughts and prayers are with you again this year as we remember Melissa.
We shall never forget.
Bob, Bev and Mike....Again Cyndi and I think of you on this day. We shall never forget.
Thinking of you today and always in my thoughts!!
EVERY year I think of Melissa Harrington-Hughes. To me, her story is one of a life lived to the fullest, a love story, and a tragic loss I will never forget so long as I live. I often wonder what happened to the man who loved her so, how he tried so desperately to get to her following the tragedy, and how their story breaks my heart. Melissa.....I think about you still. I never knew you but oddly each year thoughts of you and your family and loved ones come to mind.
Mellisa changed my life, she made me a better and stronger peron. We were close when she lived in DC, and it took my 11 years to comment. A day never goes by when I don't think of her.
God Bless Melissa and her family.
My heart goes out to you and your family, I still remember to this day when this happened, I was at home, and on my computer when I saw the buildings. Onething I have learned is from my brother getting killed in the Gander Crash on 12/12/85, I was 16 he was 19, I learned to keep him alive in my heart, and it's still hard at times though.
Melissa's story has touched my heart, my prayers go out to the family and friends of Melissa.
Sincerely Preston W
It's been 10 years since that tragic day. I just heard Melissa's story watching a documentary yesterday. I will be turning 40 this year, as I believe Melissa would have also. Please know that even though I never knew her, she has deeply touched my life by hearing her story. I am tearful and forever affected, but also mindful of the precious gifts of love and life. I hope her husband and family know that she has made a difference in the life of a woman in Minnesota years after her death, and I have no doubt she will continue a rich legacy for others to be inspired by.
Sincerely and God Bless. My prayers are with you.
I remember watching on the news 10 years ago your husbands story when he was trying to find you-you in NY and he in CA. This has always stayed in my mind. I still pray for him that he has found peace. I am sure you will meet again.
Yours is the Story that I think of most. I have prayed for Sean throughout these years. You must be an Angel now. No I never knew you, Melissa, but I think about you so very often.
Love from Wooster, Ohio and Lorin Smith
Although we never met, the angels are watching over you and God Bless your families at this time......
In honor of Melissa and in rememberance of today 9/11 and all those we lost, I purchased breakfast for and delivered to firestations in my area for 911day.org. I didn't know Melissa, but I wanted to honor this day. So Melissa, this is in honor of you. You are a blessed child of God and I know he is taking care of you. God Bless You and your family.
My prayers are with your family on this and every day.
Peace to your family.Love from Spain
I worked with Sean, and met Melissa at a Corp function in SF a few weeks before 9-11. She impacted me- I remember a very bright, funny vivacious beautiful person! Her VM message haunts me to this day.
Much love and positive energy for you and your family -- 10 years after .....
You will never be forgotten. Peace to your family always.
Peace to your family. You are still an inspiration.
On this 10th anniversity of 9/11 I searched for the anyone named Harrington who might have died when this tragedy occured. I came upon her name and as I am also a Harrington I send my sympathies to all of your family. I live in NC. My family was from Chatham County NC and I grew up in Sanford, NC. Harrington is a wonderful name! May it always be remembered.
Bob, Beverly & Michael
Although we are a long distance from home in retirement, Cyndi and I wanted you to know that as always we think of you on this day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today as we all remember Melissa.
Mitch & Cyndi Ogulewicz
be blessed!so sorry about what happened....love from Italy
we never met, but it is your voice I hear and your face I see when I remember 9/11. May you rest in peace
I never knew you, but I heard your message to your husband on the news shortly after 9/11. I remember seeing you in your wedding dress and you looked so happy. We were married around the same time, and remember feeling my heart ache when you were saying good bye to the love of your life. It's been 10 years but I always think of your story. My prayers are with you and your family. Will never forget you!
Without ever knowing her, Melissa changed my life. I have written a special tribute to her and what she meant to me that will post on my blog on Saturday. If you are interested, you can find it on www.morningnewsinverse.com. Otherwise, just know that she was the inspiration to change my life and I will always be grateful to her for that.
You are and always will be a beautiful star that touched so many lives and made those lives better because you were part of it.
While you are surely missed, you will never be forgotten.
My heart goes out to your family for the loss that they feel.
you and your family are in my prayers.
We will always remember and never forget!
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers every single day! Not a day goes by that I don't think about all who lost their lives!!
You and your family are still in my thoughts.
Melissa you are in my thoughts and prayers today.
Melissa, that day was tragic for everyone...but I will always remember your message to your family...It touched me deeply even till this day..Hope your flying with the angels...GOD BLESS
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family today.
We will never forget.
Cyndi & Mick Ogulewicz
Travelers Rest, SC
I wish to express my condolences to the family of Melissa Harrington Hughes. I did not know Melissa but after seeing the documentary phone calls from 9/11 I really felt alittle of the cruelty of those lost, especially those like Melissa, trapped above the impact zone who could not exit the tower.
I believe 9/11 has been hard on all not just those directly affected, even after all these years. May you all not be forgotten.
god bless you all may your souls rest in peace forever..you will never be forgotton...!
I just found out today what your name was. I remember you, thru your husband Sean. I will never forget that message you left him. God Bless. 9/11/2009.
Bob, again our thoughts are with you and your family on this day.
I think of you not just today, and I pray you have found peace.
I'm going to New York from Scotland in October and will find your name there and say a prayer for you.
Even though I did not know you Melissa
I thought you was such a beautiful strong woman.
Rest in Peace
guess who's running(?) another marathon in your honor
keep a watch over me
with lots of love
I have been to NYC twice in the past few years, and have always stopped by in the early mornings at the WTC site to find your name on the plaque on the fence, and hoped that you and your loved ones have been able to find a growing peace as each year passes.
Craig V. Ronan
Seven years later and I can't get your name, story, or message you left for your husband out of my mind and heart. I pray that Sean has been able to come through this horrible tragedy and can somehow enjoy his life. God Bless You Melissa and your family.
7 years later and I still remember Sean on the Today show and listening to Melissa's last phone call to him. Sean, I hope you have found peace, as I'm sure Melissa would want. The nation mourns today for all those lost on that fateful day.
Sean, You've been in my prayers since the day I saw you on Today. I still pray you've found peace and happiness again.
as my broken heart is begging for a sleep that will not come
I rise and walk the morning streets again
I keep wonderin' how you're doin' and I wonder where you are
and i know I'll be alright but i don't know when
I just watched the Holy Father praying at Ground Zero, and it made me think, as I have again and again, of both Melissa and Sean. I hoped Sean might even be there, but also know that sometimes privacy is what is most needed to heal. Please know I will ALWAYS, ALWAYS, keep you in my daily prayers. Even now, never knowing either of you personally, my eyes tear up thinking of that terrible day, but also knowing the hope in Christ that you will one day be reunited. And you will. God bless you may sound trite, but I truly mean it. GOD BLESS you Sean, and know you are thought of and loved from a brother in Christ here in Minnesota.
i completed the ingnycmarathon in your honor
Six years later and you are still on my mind. I never knew you in life, but your phone call to Sean that morning has stayed with me all these years later. Rest in peace.
I can still remember that day as if it were today. I will never forget Sean and the pain he felt while being interviewed the day after Melissa died. Again I pray you have found the strength to go on with your life and have again found happiness as I am sure Melissa would have wanted you to. I will never forget either of you and will pray for you both always.
Even 6 years later I can still remember seeing Melissa's picture on the news and watching the hurt in Sean's eyes when he was talking about his wife and the message she left. Time goes by and we seem to forget how much that day impacted all Americans and especially those who lost loved ones. I know that Melissa is smiling down on her family and especially Sean! I will never forget either of you!
from an italian girl:Melissa i will never forget you....
keep an eye on me
i'll be running the nyc marathon for you and the team
Time goes by but true love is never forgotten. Everyday Melissa is honored and remembered with every heart in the world. No words can ever heal but I hope words and prayers can help you all through. to the family of Melissa you are never forgotten!!!
melissa would have been 37 years old yesterday
today melissa would have been 36 years old
it will continue to hurt in new and unimagined ways for the rest of our lives
I HEAR THE SOFT WIND SIGHING
IN EVERY BUSH AND TREE
THE SOUND OF MY HEART CRYING
WHEN YOU ARE FAR FROM ME
did an angel
whisper in your ear
and hold you close
and take away your fear
in those long last moments
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.
Once again I sign this book for you Melissa, my heart still breaks for all of you who became heroes that horrible day. may your family find peace and comfort on this day .....
I SEE HER FACE IN THE COOL OF THE EVENING......... I HEAR HER VOICE WITH EACH BREEZE LOUD AND CLEAR
You will never be forgotten Melissa. 4 years ago, my heart went out to your husband when I saw him on the Today show. Obviously, you were an awesome person and he loved you dearly. May god be with you and your family today.
DEAR SEAN your always with us in are prayers and all the rest are with us too we will never forget 911 when the world changed are lives MELISSA will always be with you she is your angel now she is watching over you and the rest of the people are are angels too.
I first saw Sean & Melissa on the Today show the morning after the tragedy in New York. My heart went out to him, his sorrow and shock was obvious in the way the tears rolled down his cheeks as he described his beloved Melissa and their life together. Two years after that tragic day, this couple is often in my thoughts. Last night 9/10/03, I spent hours trying to remember Melissa's name. I thought the articles and video clip that had been constantly on the internet would always be there to refer to. Much to my dismay, they were not there so my search began. Sean, you probably may not see my message but I hope the hurt has lessened for you. I hope you will be able to continue your life knowing that your life with Melissa and your tragic story has touched us all. I will never forget the picture of your anguish and I hope you find happiness and peace in your life. I will never forget Melissa or you.
It's almost two years now, and I still think of you and Melissa, even though we have never met. I think I will remember you both for as long as I live. Your pain, Melissa's words...I think everyone wanted to help you both in some way, anyway that we could. If by sheer strength of will and prayer Melissa could have been saved, she would have been...so many people we're hoping and praying.
I have buried two children, it will be three years this December 2003...I always laugh when people say, "time heals all pain", it doesn't...you just learn how to live with it, incorporating it into your everyday life. I pray that you will be able to move on in your life, to find companionship here on earth....never letting go of Melissa, but healing for yourself in some way.
Peace and Prayers,
I was deeply touched by Sean and the story of Melissa when I saw him on the Today show. I lost my sister (who was only 33) in a tragic accident. These are words that gave me some comfort and that I have framed with her picture: "When I die, look for me in the eyes of those I loved & who loved me. After all, people die; Love never does". God bless Sean,the family & friends who loved Melissa and all those who were loved and lost on 9/11/01.
Though I did not know Melissa, I want you to know how my husband and I have been touched by her. My husband, an ex-Marine, participated in the "Patriots Parade" here in Phoenix on the anniversary of this terrible tragedy. There were over 5,000 motorcyclists. Aside from representing all the branches of the service,the firefighters & the police officers, many riders carried name bands of the innocent victims from the WTC, the flights and the Pentagon. My husbands band had Melissa's name on it. He felt so strongly about participating in this parade you cannot imagine. It has touched us all, even way out here, far from New York. We once lived on the east coast and I loved visiting NYC. Our hearts and prayers go out to Melissa's family and all those it affected. God Bless.
I, along with a tearful nation, heard the words of love and dread that filled your last moments on this earth. I know that I would gladly have taken your place that day so that you could continue to share your sunshine with this world. I know it sounds shallow now but I felt it the moment I heard your message to Sean. Rest now with those other brave souls that took the brunt of the horrible acts on September 11. I view you and all who were lost that day no less brave than my brother who gave his life for this country in January 1945 at the Battle of the Bulge. You will, as he has, continue to give my life renewed and joyful meaning everytime I think of you and your last words to Sean. Melissa, I never expected that I could shed so many tears for someone I have never met but I know now that sorrow does not save itself for only those really close to us but is shared with those with whom we have a special bond. Yes it's true that Sean, your parents, your friends, your co-workers and all of America lost you that day Melissa, but I truly believe we gained another bright and shiny star in the heavens. You will always be in our prayers, our teary eyes and sad heart until we leave this earth to hopefully meet you and tell you and all who were lost that day, that you all are indeed "our heroes." God was not responsible for this inhumane act nor was any Muslim or religious person...that responsibility lies with a few insignificant cowards. May God Bless You and the other angels of September 11, 2001.
One of the first interviews I saw on the T.V., was that of Sean Hughes it so touched my life hearing her voice and seeing their very beautiful wedding pictures...The look on Sean's face said so very much more than the words he was saying, I only hope that Sean and Melissa's family know how much Her voice meant to so many of us...I do not think a day goes by that I don't think of her and her calls to her father and husband...May God bless you all and give you peace and comfort...I know that Melissa will always be in my prayers and thoughts...
I did not know Melissa, but her story, among thousands of others, has touch my heart. May God bless and console her family and friends. America will never forget!
Like many others, I was deeply affected by the phone call Melissa placed to her husband in those terrifying moments. I thought of Melissa for months after the tragedy. Her story broke my heart, but also renewed my sense of family and of God. I hope knowing Melissa brought that much to one person's life she never met will provide comfort to her family. She truly is an angel and an inspiration. A part of her will live on in me and my life forever.
I never knew Melissa, but from the sounds of it she was a lovely human being. This tragedy makes you think about what others have lost - it is a devastation that will last in our minds forever. Melissa will be truly missed - I will always remember her words to her husband from the television. I am truly sad for their loss and will never forget her name.
my thoughts and prayers are with melissa's family on this one year anniversary. i did not know melissa but i have heard so many wonderful and beautiful things about her through elise miles whom i work for. there are not to many days that go buy that elise does not mention a fond memory of her. she was quite a special person. she is now an angel and god is taking good care of her - you should all be very proud.
Sean, What a pleasure to have had the opportunity to be friends of Melissa while in SF. As the anniversary of her death sadly approaches, I will choose to celebrate her life. My heart is happy and aches a little at the same time when I think back to your first days of courtship. Your goofy smiles when in eachother's presence used to floor me! The connection was SO obvious-and genuine. I'm so thrilled that you two were married, things were right with the world and all that was meant to be happened for you both when she was here. All of us should be so blessed to share such a perfect love in life and death. Good luck to you, Sean. And know that someone is better off for knowing her and you two together. I will continue to draw inspiration from her ambition, sense of humor and the fact that soulmates do exist.-Patricia Dolphin, former member of The Spinsters of SF
I was fortunate that no one that I knew was affected by the national tragedy of September 11th. However, Melissa has been on my mind and in my prayers since that day. Her words to Sean have echoed in my head. Her legacy to me is to live and love
It's been almost a year and I still have not forgotten Melissa. I did not know her but I will never forget her. Please know that Melissa remains in my prayers and thoughts and always will. She was a blessed person as was everyone who knew her. God Bless!
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family. I never had the pleasure of meeting Melissa in person. My brother-in-law, Scott, spoke of her in great ways. As I remember the loss of Scott, I will also remember Melissa. Take care. Love and Aloha.
As the anniversary of 09/11 approaches, I find myself thinking of those voices -messages on voice mails left to loved ones that day. The one from Melissa is the one that sticks in my mind. I will never forget her voice - I know she was a great person & her life touched many people. She will never be forgotten.
So sorry for you loss in the September 11th attack. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family.
To the family of a newly born angel-
I still mourn and I never met her. I still hear her voice on that message and I never heard it up close. I still can't stop thinking about how bad it must have hurt to have to let go of that last bit of hope that somehow, someway, she survived. My heart will always ache for you and all of the other innocent victims. These words don't take away your pain, but that newly born angel- she will. In time.
I wanted to express my sorrow and sympathy at Melissa's passing. There are so many sad stories from 9/11 but seeing Sean on the Today Show particularly touched my heart. It's so sad you were only married such a short time but from what it seems your time together on this earth was wonderful. My heart goes out to all of Melissa's family and friends and know that you are in my prayers.
Six months after the tragedy, while the world remembers what it can never forget – I cant help but think of you. Like the millions of others who watched the Today Show, I will never think of 9/11/01 and not think of you and Sean. Your memory will live on through the ones who loved you most and took that love and shared it with us.
God Bless our Pi Phi sister..
I did not know Melissa, but once I saw the tears in Sean's eyes I knew I would never forget her. It instantly made me cry. It breaks my heart. Sean, I think of you frequently and my prayers are with you. Melissa will always be with you and the world saw how special she is in your eyes.
Melissa was one of the people who is forever etched in my memory of that tragic day. My heart still aches and I think of you, Sean, every every time I see the image of those moments. My heart goes out to you and your family. You both found true love and, hopefully, you can cherish those wonderful feelings forever. She was a wonderful person!
DEAR GOD SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN..MELISSA MARIE HARRINGTON HUGHES. MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE WITH GOD AND HIS ANGELS..GOD BLESS SEAN..YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS..GOD BLESS AMERICA AND NEW YORK AND MAY WE NEVER FORGET 9/11/01..AMEN
Never known....but never forgotten.
Dear Family of Melissa - I am an average citizen who became aware of Melissa's life and death through television and the internet, as have so many others. Her's is an inspirational life and love. I want you to know, should you read this, that she is not forgotten. I pray for the strength and courage of our country to prevent this from happening anywhere, again, to such a beautiful person. I also pray that the peace and comfort of a loving God will strengthen you all in what must be a long road through grief and sorrow.
It is now January, 2002 and I still hear Melissa's voice. I think I always will. In 20 years, when I see coverage of the tragedy, I will immediately think of her. If a short message and a photograph can have that kind of impact on a complete stranger, I can only imagine what it must have been to know and love her. I pray for her and her loved ones.
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
Sean and family, I just saw you yesterday through the internet video. My heart went out to you even after all these months and I was hoping so much that I wouldn't see Melissa's name on this list. Well, here she is. I am so sorry. Please take care of yourselves. You will grieve for a long time, maybe forever, but I pray that someday you can move on from the pain of it. God bless you and your loved one in heaven.
hope you are doing well sean....my heart breaks for you and your family every day....what a beautiful woman....and what a beautiful relationship......of all the horrific stories, i find yours the saddest.......
Sean and Family,Melissa was the first person that I heard on the NBC Today show whose voice was recorded and played over and over again. I cried with her. I know how scared she was to be caught up in such a tragic circumstance. I prayed for her and I still pray for all of you. I wish I could ease your pain in some way. God bless.
dear sean- our hearts broke when we recognized you- after so many years. you both were clearly blessed in your life together. our thoughts and prayers will always be with you.
barbara and marty fishman, parents of your childhood friend, matthew.
Though I did not know Melissa, my deepest sympathies go out to Sean and Melissa's families and friends.
Sean, my heart broke for you when I saw you on the television. You spoke of this beautiful woman who you had found tremendous love and happiness with, and I cried. Your life with Melissa is one of the greatest stories of love and friendship that I have ever heard. I think your beautiful story has touched the lives of many people in this country, and I thank you for sharing it with us. I hope that you can find peace in your life after your tragic loss.
Dear Sean and the Harrington Family, I am so very sorry for you loss. As many others, I saw you on the TODAY show and was deeply touched by you devotion to Melissa. What a wonderful husband! Your wedding pictures show your deep love for each other..the all American couple. I cannot imagine how hard it must be to carry the pain day after day without escape. Please don't hesitate to reach out for the help that is available. Unloading your agony may help..even if just at least a little. Those put on your path may be what God (Higher Power, Eternal Spirit, Universal Energy...or whatever you believe) is sending for healing. Try to be aware of what is showing up in your life...maybe angels in disguise...in any form....sunsets, children, dogs, etc. Much love to you. These are extraordinary times. Through all the horror, beauty still exists and in the end, will prevail. MSM
I do not know you or Melissa personally, but like Melissa, I am a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. I speak for myself and on behalf of the Dickinson College Community by expressing my deepest condolences to you and to everyone who loved Melissa so much. I wish I had been blessed to know her too. During this time, please know that the Dickinson College Community is praying for you, and that we will honor Melissa's memory lovingly and respectfully always.
Sean-I went to high school with Melissa, and could not believe it when I realized that the voice on the Today show was her. I've been thinking of you, and what a beautiful woman Melissa had become and that I wished I had the opporuntity to know her as an adult. My thoughts are with you
Sean, I Saw you on the tv and you touch me. After I saw the show, That night I prayed for you to be in her arms that night.. You were soul mates and always will be. She is your angel... Stacy
Sean, I did not know Melissa, but when I saw you on TV and heard her voice and seen her beautiful face, my heart went out to you. I can't imagine what you are going through. She was so young and beautiful and am sure that you will miss her terribly. My heart goes out to you and her family.
Sean, you may never read this but I wanted to say how sorry I am that you lost Melissa, she was beautiful and she loved you. Even though I don't know you or Melissa, my heart breaks.
I saw a picture of you and Melissa on the internet right after the tragedy and since that time I have hoped and prayed that she had made it out unharmed. I have no words for your pain and suffering. Only know that both you and Melissa have made an indelible mark on many people. May God bless you and your family always.
As many have already told you, I was deeply touched also by your situation, and have OFTEN held you and your family up in prayer since seeing Sean on television. I know that no one but God can comfort you, but I pray that He really does so, and that you are able to somehow glimpse into the world of the spirit and see your beloved Melissa in the arms of Jesus, waiting only for the rest of you to join her one day. GOD BLESS YOU--
Your story touched me like no other, and I feel a deep sadness for you. Ever since I heard your story you have remained in my thoughts and prayers. May God Be with you and Melissa's family and friends Forever! Candie Young
Although I didn't know Melissa, her beautiful face will remain in my heart forever.My deepest sympathy goes out to her husband Sean and
her family. May God be with you.
One of many lives lost so tragically prematurely. She was a gift and lives on in your heart.
Our prayers are with you.
Sean, I was very touched with your interview on the Today show. Melissa's pictures are such a precious reminder of the beautiful woman and wife that you have lost. This tragedy has taken so much from our lives and personally from yours..I am so very sorry and will pray for you and your family..Sincerely Liz and Family
I somehow find it necessary to express my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you.
When I saw your interview on the Today show, you touched my heart and it made the pain so much more real.
Try to remember the light that Melissa brought into yours and many peoples lives. Be proud of her and her accomplishments.
She is always in your heart and in a very peaceful place looking over everyones lives that she touched.
She will be missed but never forgotten or ever unloved.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
My family and I were so touched by Sean's appearance on the Today Show. I prayed the outcome would be different for Melissa and her family in the days that followed. May God bless and comfort you all during these difficult times. Many, many people remember you in their prayers.
To the family and friends:
I did not know her - and I am inspired by her love for her family. We have lost so much and so many. I pray for strength for all of us.
melissa's message to sean really touched me. it was the moment i heard her voice on t.v. from her last call to sean that the weight of the terror hit me. she died loving and what could be greater. god rest her soul and bless you who loved her. we will all remember her. angela
I cannot express the grief in my heart for Melissa and Sean. I do not know how I know but I do that Melissa is now an angel and will be one of countless that will look over this country and give hope and solace to all of us. Her words of love for Sean were the only ones that will last forever in our hearts. I have put a picture of the WTC on my desktop of the computer and have marked the floors above the crash to remember the smiling faces that were taken that day but not taken forever and will be etched in my mind forever. I am 60 years old now and will for the rest of my life wear a ID bracelet with Melissa's name and September 11, 2001 on my wrist much as I did during the Vietnam War for a POW that I never knew but said prayers for until there release. Melissa is gone for now but I would like to know that I will meet her someday and say she had the words that I am sure everyone expressed that day "we just wanted to call and say "I love you"--the only words that will endure from that morning when she was taken from her family and those of us that heard her voice for Sean. God Bless America and God Bless Melissa and Sean.
Joe and Charlene Hedrick
Like others, I did not know Melissa or Sean. However, their story touched me deeply. It is obvious from Sean's interviews and the pictures shown on television how much Sean and Melissa loved each other. They were blessed to have each other even for such a short period. I cannot imagine your grief but please know that you are in my prayers. Your story has reminded all of us how precious life and love are. God bless you.
I did not know Melissa but I can't get her out of my mind. I am so sorry for your loss. The whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. You must be so proud of all that she accomplished in such a short time.
Although I did not know Melissa or Sean, I feel great empathy for a tragic situation. I saw Sean with Melissa's telephone tape on the internet. Given that I was not involved in the incident and live in California, I couldn't really understand the significance of the event, until I saw Sean's expression and heard that tape. It really hurt to observe that and made me cry.
Melissa had a wonderfully rich life. At least, if it had to end early, she appeared to pack in as much as possible-traveling, education and marriage. She made her life count and that can be celebrated.
Words cannot express our feelings about your tragic loss. I never met Melissa but I work with Cecily Santolini and we've been living the terrible horror of the past two weeks along with her. I am so sorry for you and your family. May God bless you.
Sending our prayers and love to Sean during this time of great sorrow...and also to Melissa's parents and siblings. To Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Artella Shannon and Heather please accept my sincerest condolences and give Sean a hug for me and should you need anything please don't hesitate to call. I love you all and miss you guys!!