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For Leslie A. Whittington, Charles Falkenberg and their two young daughters, the flight to Los Angeles was to have been only the start of their journey. They were headed to Australia, where Whittington, a Georgetown University economist, was to work as a visiting professor for several months at Australian National University.

The family, friends said, had been planning for this adventure for months. The pair had been married 17 years. Their daughters, Zoe and Dana, were 8 and 3.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Sep. 13, 2001.
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128 entries
March 15, 2021
for some reason i feel so close to this family and my heart aches. they did not deserve to go, may they all rest in peace together. forever in my heart and in all our hearts, and although they may not be here, may the thought of them and the memories live on forever, i love you all and i am so sorry❤
Chloe Crook
Daughter
September 12, 2019
Two sisters having a good childhood. It seems so far away to hear about it, I can scarcely believe something so horrible could have happened. (just an 11 year old, remembering)
September 12, 2019
Over these past 18 years I think about you and your family often. My heart still aches knowing the tragic way you were taken from this world. I will never ever forget you or your family.
Joanne Consalvo-Mulvaney
Friend
September 11, 2019
R.i.p
September 18, 2017
You would have been in college today. let's all hope you are still learning. God will always be protecting you from this day on.
October 7, 2016
Heaven gained another angel way to soon. RIP peanut.
Kelly Perico
September 12, 2015
Remembered always.
September 11, 2015
Remembering Dana, Zoe and her parents today, 9-11-2015. It has been 14 years now since that horrifying day yet I have not forgotten this family who have been in my prayers now for 14 years, as well as the rest of those lost on 9-11-2001.
Joanne Consalvo-Mulvaney
September 14, 2014
God Bless. May they live on forever in your heart.
Amanda
September 12, 2014
bella beltz
September 16, 2013
Very sorry for the tremendous loss this family has endured. Our nation has not forgotten you.
October 23, 2012
Dana, I stood for a long time at your bench at the Pentagon Memorial, and I am so deeply sorry that this tragedy happened. I am comforted in a small way that you were with your family to the very end. Your memory helps us all to remember hwo fragile life is, and how much we need to cherish our time on earth here with our family and friends. Love from Texas
Del Newberry
September 11, 2012
RIP all of the citizens who died in this terrible tradegy. Let this always be a remind that life is too short, live it to the fullest. May God bless you and your wonderful family.
Kelli
September 12, 2011
Dana, Although I did not know you , your sister or your father let me just say I feel so close to you! I just wrote in your sister's guestbook and could not help but to think of what a great big sister she must be to you! It must be so conforting to have your father and sister with you in such a glorious place! As I told your sister I cannot even imagine how your mommy is dealing with the loss of such wonderful people! I know you are all in a better place and no one can ever hurt you again! May you rest with the angel's in god's paradise! Keep a tight squeeze on your mommy as I know she must being going through such a tough time hug her and give her TONS of kisses! Rest In Peace angel!!
Tera Hadley
September 11, 2011
We will never forget. God Bless.
J Carter
September 3, 2011
Dana
As Sept. 11th approaches I am thinking of you even more so then I do throughout all these passing years. I think about your beautiful sister Zoe, mother Leslie and father Charles as well. Rest in peace Dana and know that so many people love you. My prayers go out each and every day since 9/11/01 to my former co-worker Kirk Whittington, brother of Leslie, who I was with the morning of 9-11. My prayers are with Kirk and his wife as well. Rest in peace Dana, Zoe, Leslie and Charles. You are not and will never ever be forgotten and are forever loved by so many.
Joanne Consalvo-Mulvaney
July 21, 2011
Happy birthday Dana, I came over a pitcure of you and your sister Zoe, You would have turned 13 today. your Birthday just so happend to be on the day of the end of the space shuttle program as atlantis landed this morning. I can't even begin to think what you went through, hope you have a wonderful 13th birthday up in heaven. rest in peace Dana
Derek
September 11, 2010
I will never forget.....9/11....Although I never knew any of you, my heart aches as thoughts have been with all of those from that day. God Bless You All!
Michelle Coleman
September 6, 2010
I want to express my sympathy for the loss of those precious little ones and their parents to their loved ones who must deal with their loss every day. May God comfort Kirk Whittington with the knowledge that his family are always seeing the face of God.
Susan Edwards
September 6, 2010
There is not a day that has gone by since 9/11/2001 that I do not think of Dana and Zoe, Leslie and her husband who were killed on 9-11. I think about my friend from several years ago Kirk, brother of Leslie, as I know his sorrow over this loss is beyond words, beyond measure. As each 9-11 approaches I think of them even more and my heart aches for the loss of this beautiful family. Words can not express nor take away the pain and sorrow of this tragic and horrific and the loss of innocent life. The Whittington-Faulkenberg family are always on my mind and in my prayers.
Joanne Mulvaney
September 5, 2010
As we approach another anniversary of the day in which our lives and our world were changed forever, the story of this lovely family, and the photos of Dana and Zoe - each with a life to live, with a future full of promise, for their community and their country - gives us the opportunity to reflect on what might have been. God bless you Dana, your sister and your parents. With respect to all who gave their lives on 9/11 and wishing peace for those who continue without their presence.
Kim Straker
May 16, 2010
brandon smarr
April 18, 2010
What a terrible tragedy, such a nice family taken too soon. May God grant the loved ones who were left behind peace and please know you are in my prayers.
Susan Johanson
September 11, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Alfred Britt
September 11, 2009
May Leslie Whittington, her husband Mr. Faulkenberg and their beautiful daughters,Dana and Zoe, rest in peace. I pray that my dear friend Kirk Whittington and his wonderful wife Ingrid have found ways to deal with such a tremendous loss. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
Joanne Mulvaney
Joanne Mulvaney
September 11, 2009
u r in my prayers <3
taylor parsons
September 7, 2009
Rest in peace. May God bless all who love this beautiful and innocent child.

with sincere sympathy from Kim Straker (Australia)
Kim Straker
July 21, 2009
Happy Birthday!!!
Doug Abraham
September 13, 2008
To the family of Dana Falkenberg:
Dana gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. My deepest sympathy to you. We must never forget!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
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Peggy Childers
September 11, 2008
Dear God, may you bless this beautiful child and her family.
The Duchaine Family
November 21, 2007
May God bless you and your family.
Diane and Pete Conway
September 13, 2007
I am so sorry Dana. You are and always be loved by so many people. You touched my life that day and I will never ever forget you. May god bless your little heart.
Brandon Smarr
September 11, 2007
From Italy:
Che Dio ti benedica, piccolo angelo!
God bless you, little angel!!!
GUIDO ROMANI
September 11, 2007
May God bless Dana. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about you and your family and the tragic loss of such a wonderful family.
Joanne Consalvo-Mulvaney
September 11, 2007
In remembrance
paula phillips
September 9, 2007
In memory..
Sharon
August 23, 2007
Bless your sweet, precious heart...How scary this must have been for you, but you are an angel among us, and I am sure that you are with the ones that you love daily.
Anna
July 19, 2007
In memory....
P Tabbernor
April 22, 2007
WE WILL NEVER FORGET...
Adrienne
November 11, 2006
God Bless You! I will never forget you...nor forget what happened to you!
Nancy Sahlberg
November 10, 2006
God Bless you Dana and i hope your looking down on all of us with a great big smile.
Roxanne marsico
November 1, 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.
Kristine
September 25, 2006
I Pray Everyday For this family. You are all now in gods arms.at night i notice all the twinkles in the stars, and cant help wonder if there shining down on us
michelle
September 17, 2006
Just wanted to say hi to all.
Nancy Morrow
September 12, 2006
May God wipe our tears away wile we still weep for Dana.I will never forget.The Lord is on my side;I will not fear; what can man do unto me;PS 27 Heb.13:6
Amanda Sexton
September 11, 2006
Rest in Peace Child.
You and my daughter are about the same age and you and she have such happy smiles that look so much alike. You both personify the word "Life".
You've been remembered many many times and will never be forgotten. Ever.
I'm glad you are with your Family.
Much Love,
Bill & Tessa
Bill Dobrow
September 11, 2006
I am so so sorry for everyone and anyone who knew you and your fammily i must have been such a tremendis loss to lose so many people. I am so that you had to suffer over somthing so stupid and i hope this will never happen again and that eveyone one in conecttio will be brought to justice
tine lamberdine
September 11, 2006
Hi my little pink princess,
When I think of you I will always see you at the pool in your pink princess outfit saying I am a princess and so is Zoe. Well you, Dana, Mum and Dad are together forever. Rest well Princess Dana.
Sandy OHara
September 11, 2006
Every year, on this day I visit your tribute and grieve over the loss of life and promise contained in the explosion I heard that day. You and your family are not forgotten.
Christine
September 10, 2006
I'm so sorry this world is what it is and you, an innocent baby boy had to suffer for it. I don't know you, but I love you and your memory will live on in my mind. You're in a better place now. Rest in peace angel.
September 10, 2006
Dana,

May you rest in peace along with your sister Zoe and your mother and father who I know loved you so much.

I will also continue to pray for my good friend Kirk Whittington, brother of Leslie Whittington as I know the pain must be sometimes too much for him to bare.

You are forever in my heart, my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace.

Joanne Mulvaney, Stockbridge GA
Joanne Mulvaney
September 10, 2006
Thinking of you and praying for all loved ones so much during this time. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland
Forever in my heart and prayers,
Jennifer Holland
Wilmington, DE
Jennifer Holland
September 8, 2006
I have never been so saddened. Rest in peice Angel.
Tina Boldizar
September 2, 2006
Dana Falkenberg
i am so sorry that you had to die
Mina Miller
August 31, 2006
Im sorry that you little life had to end the way it did. My your soul rest...
megan stinson
August 29, 2006
little, little girl, im so sorry for your life ending, im know that you must have been so scared, but GOD was with you the whole time, and i am so glad you had your family with you to hold you and let you know you were going to be ok in heaven. sleep well and tell my baby brother casey hi for me please.
cassie avila
August 14, 2006
All your family rest in peace in Heaven now. Sweet angels you were and sweet angels you still remain.
Aurélie
July 19, 2006
Dana
Julia Kuchenmeister
June 11, 2006
The only comfort I can get out of this is that you will suffer no more. As for the family it's not good enough because they want to see you. I'm so sorry that can't be. My prayers are with all of your family and friends. GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Sara Godinez
July 9, 2005
You are now in a better place, with god. and may god rest your soul and your family.
monica alonso
June 2, 2005
To The Family of Dana,
We will never forget. May God be with you always.
Bernadette Jones
March 30, 2005
My heart is with you. i wish there was more to say ohter than god will help heal the pain only if you let him.
Elizabeth cartwright
November 1, 2004
Dana, my heart is with you. I will always remember that day no matter what,You are all in my heart and prayers forever. God bless you all
Kathleen Brunke
October 8, 2004
You never had the chance to live and experience the joys of the world. But now you're in a better place where you will never experience pain. Take joy in knowing you will be sadly missed and loved.
Ashley Aycock
September 17, 2004
Dear Dana,

my doughter was born the day you and 3.000 other people died in the arms of terrorism. She was born 10 hours after the 1st plane crashed into the WTC. Before that day we thought about giving her the name Sophie, but as we have seen what happenend we decided to give her the names Wendy Tabea Christine to be remembered what happened this day in our whole life.

God bless you

-Sorry for my english, i come from germany-
Anonymous from Germany
September 15, 2004
God bless you, Dana. We will never forget.
Brenda
September 11, 2004
God Holds A special place for those who died in his name. You, Dana and your family are seated there surrounded by God's angels and in the arms of Jesus.
God Bless you and the family you leave behind.
Tricia Reis
September 11, 2004
God be with you little angel. I know in my heart that his hands were opened wide to welcome you ,your sister and your dad home on the awfull day. God bless you and your family. And know that he is with your mom everyday that she is here. Bless you Raye Tonnon
Raye Tonnon
September 9, 2004
Dana: Even thought I never met you, I wear your name on my bracelet. You remind me of how horrible harted can be. Children are the purity, the beauty, the love in our lives. I will never let the world forget you, your story or your family. May God keep you safe now that you are in his arms.
Gina Marisa Schreiner
July 30, 2004
Dana:

You are safe forever with your big sister. Love, laugh, and play with her for all time. You are a beautiful and precious child.
Debbie Wilk
June 27, 2004
Ich liebe Kinder über alles und es zerreisst mir das Herz zu sehen, wie viele an diesem schrecklichen Tag ihr Leben verloren haben.... wie viele andere ihre Eltern verloren haben....
May all the victims of 911 rest in peace
Sarah
June 11, 2004
Ich kann es nicht fassen, auch Jahre nach dieser sinnlosen Tat berührt es mich immer noch sehr ...
Ich weine um Dich- kleiner Engel
(wie um alle Opfer und deren Familien sowie Freunde deren Leben mit unendlicher Trauer und Leid überschattet ist)!
Christiane
March 11, 2004
I cant ever imagine a loss so great, I cant find the words...
May you play with the Angels now and for always. You are in a place where everything is perfect, you are never alone, always happy.

Till everyone sees you again.

My prayers and love to you.
Andy Brooks
December 24, 2003
May God keep in this arms of care
Merry Christmas in Heaven , you are in my prayers
Lakia Hedgepeth
November 27, 2003
This story still haunts me and all of the 9/11 stories do but for such a sweet little angel to go through what she did just tears me up in side, I dont know why this happened but I know that you are in heaven and you will always be young and beautiful. God Bless you
Perla Kangemi
November 19, 2003
I am really sorry for the loss of this little girl and her family.
Michelle Uber
September 12, 2003
my thoughts and prayers are with you always. i do not know you, but my heart aches for you and your family. may they always fly with the angels and how lucky you are to have them as your guardians for the rest of your life. much love and lots of hugs to you.
gwen riglesberger
September 12, 2003
Dana, What do you say to the young ones so sweet? I can still cry after 2 years for all the ones gone. Take care of your sister, guide your mom and dad through Heaven and have as much fun as you can!
Stacy Dent
September 11, 2003
Something about your little face when I saw it on the t.v two years ago. I felt sick seeing what had happened to our country, but your face was the reason I cried myself to sleep for weeks. You were the same age of my daughter. I can't help that what I feel for you even though I never knew you. I hope you are having fun up in heaven with your big sister. God really does have the beautiful ones.
Kristy Erich
September 11, 2003
I wanted to remember some of the smallest victims in this tradegy and came across Dana's photo. She was about the same age as my daughter and it pains me to know her life was cut so short. I will continue to pray for her and her family in Heaven as well as her family and friends here on earth. May she rest in peace. I will never forget her and will remember her when I look at my daughter.
Linda Ruiz
September 11, 2003
You were taken away from all of us too soon, but God knows what's best. Rest in peace sweet Dana.
Stacey Hicks
September 11, 2003
Rest in peace little one. You will not be forgotten.
Doug F
September 11, 2003
GOD BLESS TO THE LITTLE ANGELS.
QUE DIOS LOS BENDIGA A LOS ANGELITOS.
Amada Aviles
September 11, 2003
god bless you all, my thoughts, prayers and tears are all with you.
juanitta webster
September 10, 2003
anne jones
August 22, 2003
E' sciocco dire che mi dispiace per quello che vi è accaduto, a distanza di tempo ancora oggi ho il cuore pieno di commozione per il dolore la paura e lo sgomento che voi avete potuto subire in pochi attimi. Ovunque voi siate, che Dio vi abbia in gloria.
Con tutto l'amore che posso.
Valentina. Italia.
Valentina Ederli
March 26, 2003
God Bless
Doug Schmidt
March 4, 2003
There are no words to describe what I am feeling upon this moment. I have a 4 yr old little boy who means the world to me, if something were to happen to him I would want to be with him, if anything at least you are all together. You are in my thoughts,in my heart and in my prayers everyday. God Bless Us All.
Traci Tedder-Diego
December 23, 2002
anne jones
October 1, 2002
I have two sons at home ages 2 1/2 and 8 months. My prayers are with you, little one. God Bless.
Kim Armstrong
September 12, 2002
No words can ever explain, Dana and her family are in a higher place I hope. We have to believe, she was so young. It is hard to keep faith with such turmoil. I try, I believe, but it is such a huge loss, I will never forget, and not a day goes by that I don't think about sacrifices made.......
Sheree Bedell
September 12, 2002
I have 2 daughters who were 8 and 3 last year and now 9 & 4. The Falkenbergs should be able to say those same words this year. I look at my family and realize every wonderful exhilarting moment could be our last. Everyone should cherish every second they have with the ones they love. I know these words will not stop the pain,greif, and loss close family members feel. We all know death is only painful for the ones left behind . Dana and her sister are in a much better place now in Gods' presence. The rest of us are still here, struggling to survive in what we call the real world. May God Bless these children and make them angels in a place where no more evil exists, Heaven. Amen.
John Bennett
September 12, 2002
Dear Dana: You are missed, I will never forget you. I only met you twice but I will never forget that sweet smile, the show you performed for me with your sister and your curly hair. You looked just like your dad.
Susan
September 12, 2002
ANGEL KISSES FOR GOD'S LITTLE ANGELS...
SUNSHYNE SARCEDO
September 9, 2002
What could i say to a mother who lost her most precious? I don't know your grief. I wont pretend to. Just sitting here writing this to you, i have already shed many tears over God's little Dana. Read John in the Holy Bible. Learn of God's love and Grace. Accept His gift of Salvation. When you do, you can be assured that when it is your time to leave this Earth, you too can be with Dana. And when you get to Heaven, God will have a lot of explaining to do. And He'll do it. We don't understand why things like this happen, but rejoice in that if you're a child of God, you'll have the oppertunity to ask Him the one question i'm certain has been agonizing for you: "WHY?" God's loving arms embrace you, and give you comfort.
Sherri M
September 8, 2002
I am sorry that those who shared their lives with you have to go through the pain and hurt with you gone. But, may you, Zoe, your mommy and daddy be in a happier place. You will always be remembered.
Danelle James
September 8, 2002
Dana,
It has been almost one year since God called you home. Sleep well little one. We will never forget.
September 6, 2002
I dont know this little girl, all I know is that I have a 3 yr old sleeping upstairs in her bedroom. My heart and my eyes are filled with so many tears for this little girl and her family. May God keep you in his hands forever.

much love,

Peter Mischke and family
Peter Mischke
September 5, 2002
It just made me cry to read about a precious young life taken so brutally. May you rest peacefully in God's hands forever.
Anonymous
August 30, 2002
Hug each other tight on your journey together. It will all turn out just fine.
Brd
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