Mr. & Mrs. Hammond,
I don't know if you will remember me or not, but I know you will recognize the name; my mother and Sue were very dear friends (Juanita Clements). I am Juanita's daughter (June Clements Crossfield). We are still in Huntsville; I'm married and have a 11 year old son. Daddy is still in Huntsville and my sister, Faye, and her family are here as well (actually in Meridianville).
I cannot begin to express my heartfelt sympathy, love, and compassion I feel for you and your family and what you must still be going through. I didn't realize Max was one of the 911 victims until Daddy (James Clements) put it all together. I heard the local news media say Max's name and a graduate of Grissom, but it didn't click with me that it was Max Hammond that I crew up with until Daddy called me. I broke down and cried and prayed for you and your family. I wanted to call you, but didn't know how to get in touch with you. Please know you have been in our thoughts and prayers over the years, and today is such a horrible memory of that day. I remember all the good times our families spent together, and I remember how much my mother loved you and your husband. Mother passed away in 1992; she died peacefully in her sleep. It was a day I was not prepared for, and a day I will never forget.
We think of you often and pray you all are doing well. I was on the CNN website this morning and found this website. I immediately logged on and found this information on Max. He looks just like his Daddy!! :-) I know you are so proud of him and his accomplishments; he was obviously a very intellient young man.
I'm sure today is a very difficult day for your family; we love you and are thinking of you and praying for you. I pray God is with you today -- and always.
If you ever get back to Huntsville, please look us up; we all would love to see you.