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Sara Clark, 65, of Columbia, Maryland, a sixth-grade teacher at Backus Middle School in Washington, D.C.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Sep. 13, 2001.
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September 11, 2020
I don't know you but im sure your a wonderful person. so sorry your life was cut short by the evils in the world. rest in peace sister.
Andy Graves
September 8, 2019
Dear family and friends of Sara Clark,
Im a shanley high school student currently studying the events of 9/11. Ive read about Sara and her life and she truly sounds like a great person. A very smart and intelligent woman who seemed passionate about her job. I hope you know that we at shanley high school are praying for sara and you. We will always remember her in our hearts and will never forget.
Olivia S
Student
June 28, 2019
Dear family and friends of Sara Clark,
Sara's presence has certainly been missed. Be comforted knowing that she is resting peacefully, Awaiting for the day when she will be reunited with her loved ones.



Dee
September 13, 2016
I am a member of Ohio Patriot Bikers. We ride to remember and honor our fallen. This year I rode in your name. May you rest in peace
Michele Smith
December 30, 2014
Ms. Clark, Even though it's been years I will always remember you. For the family, Ms. Clark was one of my mom's best friends. I had the pleasure of knowing her through my mom, and she lived in the same neighborhood as my father in Thunder Hill. When I moved back to the area from Cali, Ms. Clark was having a yard sale and had some beautiful African-printed plates. Even for a yard sale, the price she gave me for them and other kitchen items was a great deal. Just 5 cents! I loved those plates and kept them for quite a long time. On August 3rd, 2001, my daughter was born. I remember my mom visiting at the hospital. She stayed with me the entire time, except to have lunch with Ms. Clark. Ms. Clark met my mom at the hospital, and that was the last time we saw her (my mom remembers better because they gave me some great pain meds after delivering my daughter). My mother mentioned they weren't on the best of terms at that time, so it's good to know they were able to mend things. She was a really "cool" lady, and I liked her personality a lot. My mother will still share nice stories about their friendship and conversations they had. Ms. Clark will truly be missed, and it was an honor to know such a wonderful person. I will always remember her, and know that her spirit lives on. Whenever I look at my daughter, it reminds me of Ms. Clark. Mainly because of the visit to the hospital to meet with my mom is a reminder of my daughter's birth. She is 13 yrs. old now. Wow! You will always be a part of our family, Ms. Clark. Sincerely, Vikki
Victoria Putnam-Moore
September 12, 2014
Always Remembered
Martena Williams
September 12, 2014
In honor and memory of one of the earliest and most influential educators to touch my life. I miss you Ms.Clark.
Martena Williams
September 11, 2014
Megan Herring
September 17, 2012
Such a beautiful person.. Can't wait to meet in resurrection.
Elizabeth
June 27, 2012
Your 6th-graders are now adults, and hopefully they will honor you by becoming great citizens. I pray for the friends, family, students and staff who miss you. We will never forget! Much love from Texas
Del Newberry
September 13, 2011
I would like to say that Ms Clark was a great teacher n i will always miss her for making me a better person.

Tierra Jackson-
tierra jackson
September 12, 2011
I would have loved exploring the Channel Islands with you, watching the wonder and excitement on our students' faces. Pres. Bush implored the nation to carry on and "not let the terrorists win" so the trip was postponed to the end of the year; but our hearts were all heavy and there were many silent moments and prayers for you and your family, and for those who perished with you that aweful day. I so wish my students and I could have had the chance to know you and your student Asia. You dedicated your life to serving children and you will never be forgotten.
Kristin Majda
September 7, 2011
Sara you are always on mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART!!
Bernadette Jones
September 10, 2010
For when you need it: Our loved ones will rise up again, awake and cry out joyfully.-Isaiah 26:19 Keep enduring until we see that day realized...
D O'Connor
September 3, 2010
martena williams
August 31, 2010
Angel Sara you are always on my mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART!! May God be with your family and may they have continued strength and cherish your precious memory.
Bernadette Jones
March 21, 2009
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!!
Bernadette Jones
January 28, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009


Doug Abraham
December 19, 2008
Hey teach this is william your fellow student I am leaving my respects of saying thanks for being a wonderfull teacher in my life "you will all ways be remember forever". I will never forget your hard work and how you fought for your life for me and the U.S.A so from me to you i will all ways love you, so thanks for everything Mrs. Clark!
William Lampkin
September 11, 2008
To the family of Sara Clark:
Sara 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
You were a great friend. Fond memories are in my heart...your Xmas parties, your smile, your zest for life. You left too soon with much undone. But, in life you are still here cause I and many others remember you in our minds and hearts.
Clifton Barnhill
April 19, 2008
To the family of angel Sara Clark, I will never forget. Sara you are always on my mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART!!
Bernadette Jones
December 26, 2007
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!!
Bernadette Jones
September 13, 2007
Sara,
I simply had to visit once again, for inspiration. I am so very grateful for your fine life.
Ama Saran
September 11, 2007
Teachers are special people. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of your students. You will never be forgotten.
Allison Levie
August 28, 2007
Sara Clark was the most passionate and dedicated educator I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She motivated to me to always strive to be better even when I thought I was the best. She served as a model for all teachers. She was loved by so many, including myself. She spent her finally moments with her student doing what she loved... enriching their lives. I miss her. She was the only teacher I ever visited after passing their class (She was my 6th grade teacher at Keene Elementary School). She made the Keene experience the ultimate learning experience for every student that had the great fortune of being in her class. Her great spirit energy and level of commitment was a gift she later brought to Backus Middle School. It was always a pleasure for me to stop by to visit with her after 3pm at Backus and see her assisting students that needed a little extra help or just to talk to someone they knew cared. I still often stop by Backus to pay my favorite teacher a visit.....at the memorial built in her honor. For your students you made the ultimate sacrifice. I love you Sara Clark. Thanks for everything.
Martena Williams
August 3, 2007
Always on my mind and forever in my heart.
Bernadette Jones
July 6, 2007
In memory....
P Tabbernor
June 9, 2007
Always on my mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART!
Bernadette Jones
April 10, 2007
Sara,
You are always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
Bernadette Jones
December 5, 2006
The The Family,
You are in my prayers and I will express my thanks to a wonderful lady as long as this site is available. Use the memories of Sara as your light when the darkness comes and you will surely smile again. I'm sure that's what she would want you to do.
Bernadette Jones
November 26, 2006
Ms. Clark,
I was engaged to your nephew Thomas before this all happened. I was getting ready to go meet you all when it happened. I will never forget your family. You guys will always have a place in my heart. RIP.Love, Kathleen Kinville/Troy
Kathleen Troy
October 20, 2006
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
Bernadette Jones
September 13, 2006
God Bless the family of Ms. Clark! She taught two of my children when they were at Keene Elementary School. I remember her as a kind and gentle person. She would spend many hours after school helping students with problems. God Bless her memory and all of the other victims of 9/11.
Toni Pitman
August 24, 2006
Dear Sara,
Somehow I'm gettng to know you thru John. I can see your grace, the gift you wrapped the world in. I'm so very thankful for your life, dear sister. We shall always celebrate you.
Ama Saran
August 2, 2006
Always on my mind and forever in my heart.
Bernadette Jones
June 1, 2006
To Angel Sara,
You are always on my mind, and FOREVER IN MY HEART!!
Bernadette Jones
March 16, 2006
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
Bernadette Jones
February 1, 2006
Time doesn't change a thing, my feelings are still the same. Sara you are always on my mind and forever in my heart. God Bless The Clark Family.
Bernadette Jones
November 28, 2005
Sara,
You are always on my mind, and forever in my heart!!
Bernadette Jones
October 6, 2005
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
Bernadette Jones
September 5, 2005
Always on my mind, forever in my heart.
Bernadette Jones
August 26, 2005
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
Bernadette Jones
August 23, 2005
Donald Raphael
July 16, 2005
Sara,
You are always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
Bernadette Jones
June 2, 2005
To The Family of Sara,
May Sara's memories be the light during times of sadness. You are always in my prayers. God Bless You.
Bernadette Jones
April 13, 2005
Sara,
You are always on my mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART!
Bernadette Jones
March 19, 2005
To Angel Sara,
To the teachers who give their lives for the children, your sacrifice does not go unnoticed.
It is your sacrifice that makes the world a better place.

Sara, you are my hero!

Thank You,
Bernadette
Bernadette Jones
February 11, 2005
To Angel Sara,
You are always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
Bernadette Jones
January 4, 2005
To The Family of Sara,
Minutes, hours, days and years have passed. But none of them have dried my tears. God makes no mistakes and we will know in due time why. Until then we must give our pain to Him. Peace be with you all.
Bernadette Jones
December 13, 2004
To The Family of Sara,
Let your memories be the light during times of darkness.
Bernadette Jones
December 12, 2004
It does heart pain what has happened on 11 September 2001.
Our sympathy is prayed and with you.
Freddy De Schutter
November 11, 2004
Memories are priceless treasures that last forever. Sara you are always on my mind and forever in my heart!!!
Bernadette Jones
October 30, 2004
To Sara,
You are always on my mind and forever in my heart!!! Continued love to the family and friends of this angel.
Bernadette Jones
September 24, 2004
To The Family of Sara,
Every year people come together to remember September 11th. I remember it every day. Through this tragedy Sara has taught me something, not to take our children for granted. She chose to share her gift with the children of Washington and for that I am truly thankful. There are many of us who feel the same way. Those children are very special because they now have her gift. Thank You Sara, you are always on my mind and forever in my heart!
Bernadette Jones
August 4, 2004
To Sara,
May your memories be the light to guide your family and friends through times of darkness.
Bernadette Jones
July 9, 2004
Sara,
To an angel who is missed very much by all who loved you.
Bernadette Jones
June 21, 2004
Sara,
You are always on my mind, and forever in my heart!
Bernadette Jones
May 19, 2004
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!!
Bernadette Jones
January 23, 2004
May God keep you and your Family know that you are in my prayers.
December 29, 2003
May God Keep you and your Family you are in my thoughts and prayers
Have a Great Hoilday with the Angles

God Blesse you
November 6, 2003
To Sara,
I know you were an Angel here on earth and I know you are twice the Angel in the Kingdom of God!
Bernadette Jones
October 5, 2003
To Sara,
You are always on my mind, and FOREVER IN MY HEART!!
Bernadette McClinton-Jones
September 11, 2003
Sarah,
Your love of children and your dedication to service will always keep you in our hearts.
Sondra Cunningham
September 11, 2003
On this anniversary of such tragic events, please know that we Americans have Sara in our thoughts and prayers.
Maria
September 11, 2003
Teaching is the most noble of professions. You did not die in vain as you made a difference in the lives of your students and for that we are eternally grateful. Thank you for making this world a better place.
Allison
September 10, 2003
anne jones
August 1, 2003
To My Angel Sara,
Time has not eased the pain, I feel the same way I did when I first wrote you. My heart and soul are incomplete. When I blow out the candles on my birthday cake each year, I wish September 11th never happened. We all must live with the fact that God's will be done. We don't understand why at this time and it is too difficult to figure out. But in due, time God will give me the answer. Until that time I thank you Sara for sharing so much with those who knew you. Love Always, Bernadette.
Bernadette McClinton-Jones
July 14, 2003
Always on my mind and forever in my heart.
Bernadette McClinton-Jones
June 17, 2003
To a teacher who made the ultimate sacrifice, I THANK YOU for all that you gave.
Bernadette McClinton-Jones
May 23, 2003
To The Family of Sara,
May God grant you all strength during this Memorial Day Weekend as you reminisce, may your memories of Sara bring sunshine on a cloudy day. To Sara: You are always on my mind and forever in my heart!
Bernadette McClinton-Jones
May 14, 2003
I still pray for your family everyday Sara. The holidays come and go and so do the seasons. Days have gone by and so have the years. But through it all the pain is still there. Your memory brings joy to those who love you and will never forget you. I'll meet you at the crossroads of Heaven one day Sara, and thank you for teaching our children who are the future. You are always on my mind, and forever in my heart.
Bernadette McClinton-Jones
February 13, 2003
Always on my mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART..... May God grant your family strength during times that are hardest.
Bernadette McClinton-Jones
January 16, 2003
Another year, another tear, another day for me to pray; for you will always be on my mind and forever in my heart!
Bernadette McClinton-Jones
November 26, 2002
For Thanksgiving, I give thanks for the time you shared Sarah and the gift you shared with all of the children you taught. That time was very precious and many of us could not have accomplished what you did in your lifetime. You will never be forgotten by those who know and love you and I pray that God will bring strength to your family and friends, during a time of the year where we all remember the good times that were shared. Rest in peace Sarah. Thank you for sharing.
Bernadette McClinton-Jones
November 8, 2002
Sarah, you are in my prayers and I pray that God also gives your family strength. Your spirit lives on through the gift you gave your students as a teacher. You are always on my mind and forever in my heart.
Bernadette McClinton-Jones
October 4, 2002
Still on my mind and forever in my heart. I'll meet you at the crossroads someday.
Bernadette McClinton-Jones
September 11, 2002
Sara, on 9/11 that day GOD came down and took all his ANGEL TO HEAVEN. Although our NATION has lost building, planes and lives, we can only imagine that all the great ANGELS were needed in HEAVEN. My GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND SCHOOL FAMILY. It was a great lost especially when we lose GREAT TEACHERS. I heard alot about you from the television. and I can tell you were a BEAUTIFUL PERSON.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU!!!
Ginean Brower
September 11, 2002
WE ARE ONLY HERE FOR A SHORT TIME. I DID NOT KNOW SARA,BUT I BELIEVE SHE TOUCH THE HEART, MINE AND SOUL OF MANY. WE KNOW NOT THE DAY, THE HOUR, NOR THE SECOND WHEN WE MAY LEAVE THIS EARTH, BUT WE DO KNOW THAT ONE DAY WE THAT BELIEVE SHALL SEE JESUS FACE TO FACE. GOD BLESS SARA FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
Y.V. SORRELL
September 10, 2002
9/11 marked a turning point in history for all of us, and it will serve as a reminder every year that everyone can be affected by terrorism, whether they are an innocent Schoolteacher like Sara, a firefighter, or a decorated Major.
Danny Warren
September 9, 2002
It's been a year and I still wear my Mercy Band with Sarah's name on it- praying for those she left behind daily. My new 4th Grade class will have a special memorial time for Sarah Clark on Sept. 11, 2002.

God bless you all and remember that God IS in control. He will never leave us nor forsake us. He loves each of us VERY much and made us for the pleasure of knowing us. Rest in His mighty arms. He gives peace.
Melinda Lee
September 6, 2002
I remember Ms. Clark from my days as a student at Backus Middle School. Though I did not take a class from her, I remember her as a kind, loving person who cared deeply about her students and everyone around her. When I found out that she was on the plane that crashed into the Pentagon, my heart sank. Backus and DC Public Schools lost a GREAT, DYNAMIC, HARDWORKING teacher that day, and I can speak for the hundreds of students who knew her and had the opportunity to be in her class when I say she will forever be misses. However, we must not dwell on mourning her death; we must remember how she lived. My condolences to her family, the Backus community, which holds a special place in my heart, and to all the victims of this horrific tragedy. May God continue to provide a sense of comfort and peace in your lives.
Quentin Hairston
August 30, 2002
Dear Sarah,
They say life goes on, but my heart stands still. It is still broken and will never be the same. But taking fact in knowing you are in a much better place gives me a little bit of peace. I hope your friends and family have received some peace and all the love and strength they need to help them through this very hard time. I continue to pray and know that your spirit will give them light during times of darkness.
See you at the crossroads Sarah. I will never forget you.
Bernadette McClinton-Jones
August 20, 2002
DEAR FRIENDS MY NAME IS BRAD I AM DOING A CLASS PROJECTS ON THE SEPTEMBER 11 VICTIMS AND MINE IS SARA CLARK I BLESS HER FAMLIY AND FRIENDS TO THIS DAY.GOD BLESS TO ALL.
Brad P
July 10, 2002
To The Family of Sarah,
As time goes by, cherish all the memories and good times that were shared. And may God grant you the strength you need when times get rough. God be with you all and know that Sarah's spirit is with you always.
Bernadette McClinton-Jones
June 4, 2002
I never got to know Sarah personally, but she will forever live in my heart. I have the honor of wearing her name on my wrist everyday with pride on my memory band. To her family--she is in my prayers and I have no doubts that she was a wonderful and inspirational person. God Bless
Carrie Bruck
May 24, 2002
Dear Sarah,
This is a Memorial Day weekend, which means remembering those we love and have lost. Each person you touched will never forget you, because by you being a teacher you have placed a life long impression in the hearts of those children you taught. This makes you exceptionally special, not only to your students but to your family and friends who remember the good times and other special moments. You will never be forgotten Sarah, may God grant your family and friends the strength they need to get through difficulties times in your absence. Peace be with you Angel, you are now in a much better place.
Bernadette McClinton
May 10, 2002
To the family of Sarah, keep the the wonderful memories and great times in your hearts and minds. May God grant you all strength. God Bless You.
Bernadette McClinton
April 5, 2002
Today, April 5, 2002, 1 mile was walked to honor the life of Sarah & all the family, friends, loved ones,she left behind. A prayer was said for her and the students whom she touched so deeply. May you find some comfort in knowing that you do not grieve alone.

Sarah, you may be gone but will never be forgotten. You have touched so many young lives who will carry your spirit with them and remember you always.
May you rest in peace.
Kathy Swaringen
April 2, 2002
I fell so bad i oprayer for her and her family
April 2, 2002
I do not know Sarah But i know her familys pain i lost my favorate teacher last summer!!
at lest we know she is in a better place!!
Devin
March 26, 2002
My sixth grade teacher in 1965.
My first Black teacher.

I love you.
Gale Griffin
March 16, 2002
May God giv to her family the strength to carry on knowing that she is in abetter place.
Winnie Farrar
friend of Sarah's brother Dr. Douglas J Miller
Winifred Farrar
March 11, 2002
To those who knew Sarah...
I, too, will remember this fellow teacher as I wear her Mercy Band. I teach third grade and will remember the lives she touched as a teacher- each day as I teach.

God bless you all!!!
Melinda Lee
March 11, 2002
I had the honor of worshipping the Lord with Sarah at Valley Brook Community Church. I will never forget her welcoming smile as I walked through the doors of the church, or the kindness she showed me as a new member and new believer. May God bless you and your children, and may He wrap His arms around John Wesley to give him strength.
Stacy Bussing
March 11, 2002
The McInnis family will miss you.
You were an inspiration for the Keene Elementary students. Chloe will never forget you...
God Bless!
Lucius McInnis, Sr.
January 12, 2002
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
Teresa Jahn
January 11, 2002
TO MRS.CLARK FAMILY,
MY PRAYER GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. JUST REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES. AND REMEMBER THAT ONE DAY WE ALL WILL SEE SARAH AGAIN ONE DAY.
SHE IS IN GOD HAND NOW. AND SIGN WITH GOD NOW. MAY GOD BLESS AMERICAN.....WE LOVE YOU ALL...
Janice Kelly
January 2, 2002
God bless you Sarah and all of your family. Im only 8 years old but I wear your mercy band not to forget. You could have been my school teacher one day. Im so sorry. I will think of you always.
cali young
December 3, 2001
Even though I didn't know Sarah, I can imagine the pain going on with her coworkers, students, family and friends. May God bless her family and everyone that knows her.
Jennifer Everly
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