Alona Abraham


A Great Time in the States
The first 10 days of September were giddy ones for Alona Abraham, who was in Boston on her first trip to the United States. She went whale-watching, shopping and walking in Cambridge, said Dror Veisman, a college friend with whom she stayed. "She said, 'Oh, Mommy, I'm having a great time,' " said Miriam Abraham, her mother, who lives in Ashdod, Israel. "She was laughing and talking about going on picnics and sightseeing with her friends."

Ms. Abraham, 30 ‹ the eldest of three children and daughter of Israeli immigrants from Bombay ‹ worked long hours at Applied Materials, where she was an industrial engineer. So she took her vacations seriously, spending weeks in Paris and Amsterdam and going on African safaris. Independent and religious, she often traveled alone and kept kosher wherever she happened to be.

Seeing America was one of her dreams. She liked the cool weather, the low prices, the cosmopolitan cities. And for a few weeks, she could escape the bombings and shootings at home in Israel. She planned to return again and again. She was on United Airlines Flight 175, which struck the south tower on Sept. 11.

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Alona seems like she was a beautiful and happy woman. I'm so thankful she got to accomplish some of her dreams, but so sorry her years on earth were cut short. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family and friends who still mourn this loss. We will never forget.

Prayers and remembrance to this family especially today!

Always remembering Alona on this sad yahrzeit and keeping your family forever in my heart.

We will never forget. Rest in peace.

18 Years later I am remembering! My name is also Alona! I live in Iowa USA. I am a Christian. A grandmother of 3 . I wanted to say to Alona's family and friends it is my honor to learn about this beautiful women! A women who loves God! Loved life and loved family ! I will never forget! All my LOVE!

I am a student at Shanley Highschool and we are learning about 9-11. I would just like to say that Alona always seemed to find joy in being with family and friends and I am sure that she is dearly missed by all she knew. We will never forget Alona or anyone who died on that tragic day. Your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers and may God continue to watch over your family.

Sending our continued deep sympathy to your family. Alona will always be sadly missed. May the time come when these violent acts will be ended.

You'll never be forgotten..