Sandra Teague
Australia was Sandra Teague's dream trip. The 31-year old physical therapist was eagerly headed overseas on her own--to raft, trek and rock climb--because she was willing to try anything, friends said.

Teague, who worked at Georgetown University Hospital and lived in Fairfax, Va., spent the last year planning a three-week adventure Down Under, and she was aboard American Airlines Flight 77 when it smashed into the Pentagon.

"She took joy in everything--whether she was good at it or not," said Meris Chang, director of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the hospital. Chang recalled softball games with work colleagues where Teague would be on the mound. "She wasn't the greatest pitcher, but she had such a good time out there she was a joy to watch," Chang said.

Teague's colleagues believed she was in the middle of one of the happiest years of her life. She was dating a man, was blossoming professionally and had formed solid friendships in a short period of time. Teague moved to the Washington area just last year. She had received her master's degree in physical therapy in 1988 from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines.

Memorial services for Teague in the hospital chapel in Georgetown drew an overflow crowd, Chang said. After hymns and a prayer, friends and family talked about a woman described as an "excellent clinician and a rising star," whose life, in many ways, was just beginning.
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Published by The State Journal-Register on Sep. 13, 2001.
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Gone so terribly soon. Sandra is in a better place...
A.L.
October 19, 2019
Sending our continued heartfelt thoughts of condolence to your family and friends. With each new day may God supply the needed help. Sandra touched the lives of others and still is sadly missed.
The Kindred Family
November 1, 2018
Rest in Peace
James Teague
September 13, 2018
Remembering your ultimate sacrifice as I visited the 911 Memorial for the first time on this Independence Day.
Scott Teague
July 4, 2018
Rev. Angela Farmer
September 10, 2016
My hope for all of Sandra's fiends and family is that they will be blessed for having known her and carry her legacy in your life. My prayers are with you all today.
Love from Texas,
Del Newberry
December 8, 2015
Think of you often. Still can't believe that you're gone.
T Matthews
September 11, 2015
Missing you.
Gillian Sim
September 11, 2015
Knew her well. Miss her tons. I know what u would say Sandra!!
September 11, 2015
Love you
September 11, 2015
I was her close friend in Iowa. It is so hard to live each day as though she would be proud. She loved my Army husband and wanted him to exceed in fighting for our country.
September 11, 2015
Meredith E.
September 13, 2013
I didn't know Sandra well, but just wanted to let her family know that I and others in the DC area think of her often, especially today.
Anita Hattiangadi
September 11, 2013
Sandra,
12 years now. Thinking of you along with those who worked with you at Georgetown. You are missed.
Rick Broad
September 11, 2013
RIP, Sandra. I see your smile in my mind every year in September.
September 13, 2012
Even after 11 yrs it's still so fresh. We miss you Aunt Sandy!
Samantha Bruce
September 13, 2012
11 years. You are always thought of and remembered.
Ellen
September 12, 2012
Just thinking of you today, your memory always makes me smile, you are missed.
Dan Lenz
September 11, 2012
Still remembering you on this day. Sorry that you have missed these last 11 years. We have not forgotten.
Rick Broad
September 11, 2012
I was just surfing around and came across Sandra Teague. May you rest in peace and tranquility forever Ms. Teague.
July 5, 2012
I think about Sandra often and her family. I lost my daughter in January. She was only 24 and it was unexpected. I never could imagine what a parent goes thru on the tragic loss of a child. I now know and it sucks. I hope that with a level of time, peace is within the families soul.
Ellen Murphy
April 3, 2012
Bill and I just want to let you all know we read these kind word's and take some comfort from everone that remember's Sandy we miss her ever day but we know she is in A far better place and we will be together again until we meet again much love Aunt Louise &Uncle Bill
Louise Teague
September 12, 2011
Sandra, I didn't know you personally but I was the wholesale travel consultant who worked with your travel agent to book your Australia trip. On 9/11 I remember coming to work and being contacted by someone very high up at Qantas Airways to inform me of the devastating news. From all I have read about you, I've learnt that we have a lot in common really..we are the same age, you moved from Des Moines IA to Washington DC and at the time of the 9/11 attacks, I was living in Des Moines, Washington. You had a great dream to visit Australia and I am from there. Rest easy Sandra. I have never forgotten you and I never will.
Michelle Isbell
September 12, 2011
Sandra was an amazing person who touched everyone she met. 10 years later, I still can vividly remember her great smile, her zest for life, her love of travel and history but most importantly her love for family, friends and patients.

We were PT classmates and part of the "dinner crew" of ladies from various areas of country who formed a bond while in Iowa that carried us beyond PT school. I had last saw Sandra at my wedding- again a testament to her dedication to her friends- she traveled to all of our weddings. She had emailed many of us the night before she was embarking on her dream trip and I replied back late on Sept 10th, hoping she would receive it before she left. As I worked the next day and saw the towers fall, the pentagon burn, I suddenly had a horrifying feeling that Sandra could have been on one of those planes, which I of course heard on my way home was true. But true to Sandra and her amazing thoughtfulness, she had replied to my email early that morning, that I then read after knowing she had passed, she sounded so excited about her trip ahead and wished me well on the last months of my pregancy. As sad and utterly shocked as I was that day and months to come, I read that email over and over and found her own words were so clear and comforting - her exciting trip was to be with Jesus and she was going to be OK- which comforted me - just like Sandra always did- she was always there for you.

I am just so blessed to have called her a friend for those short 4 years I knew her. I know she is watching over all of us and I pray daily for her family to find peace.
Mary Gray
September 11, 2011
Still think about you often and where you would be 10 years later. You are missed by many.
Rick Broad
September 11, 2011
Just thinking of u today as I so often do. We talked for hours About Australia back at Iowa lutheran hosp. I just want everyone to know that I did get my grad degree as you had for so long tried to talk me into. You were my sole inspiration for continuing my education. You've inspired me to try new things, and appreciate the small things. It's been ten years already and you're still inspiring me, u set the bar very high. I have yet to make the Aussie trip but have started to plan it. I know you'll be there in spirit. God bless.
Dan Lenz
September 10, 2011
It's that time of year again....doesn't seem like it's been 10 years. Kinda odd to think it's been so long and no matter when I go back to NC you won't be there. We all miss you so much. Wish you were to here to meet your great nephews but I know your watching over them! I love you....
Samantha Bruce
August 31, 2011
May 3, 2011
we miss you Aunt Sandy.
Samantha Bruce
May 3, 2011
You are not forgotten. At last, the one responsible is gone. Praying for peace beyond this day.
Rick Broad
May 2, 2011
Thinking of you tonight. The news today brings you to the forefront again. It brings all of the ones who died that day to our attention again. We miss you and think of you often. Rest in peace now, Sandy.
Allison Moore
May 1, 2011
Will always think of you on this day. 9 years but it seems like yesterday. Prayers to you, your family and all those who lost so much.
Rick Broad
September 11, 2010
Thinking of Sandra today.
C LK
September 11, 2010
Sandy, I enjoyed working with you at Hallmark before you were a PT. You were the one that first got me interested in the medical field. Thank you for that. I also finally sat down and watched one of your favorite movies that you suggested. The Shawshank Redemption. You were right! It was incredible! If I ever make it to Australia my husband and I plan to plant a flower or a tree or do something for you in honor of your memory. Keep watching over all of us, Sandy. We all miss you.
Allison Moore
September 18, 2009
Rest In Peace, Sandra. You are so missed.
Christa Kiger
September 13, 2009
Sandy, you were through and through a beautiful person. The world lost much when you were taken. You are loved and missed.
Kevin Durham
September 11, 2009
Wow! It's been 8 yrs ago today. Every year on this day I think about you Sandra. I was so excited for you fulfilling your life long dream of going to Australia and getting ready for your life with Frank. I truly believe you had found your true happiness in life and love.

We worked for 2 years together at Iowa Lutheran and shared some fun times. You wouldn't believe how grown up Clare has become. She's no longer the little baby you helped care for when Sean moved ahead of us to Madison, WI.

You were disappointed that I beat you out of IA; however, you followed very quickly. I remember you asking me to be a reference for you during your job hunt. Georgetown could not have been more blessed to have you on staff. You were an amazing woman with such a zest for life. Your smile will live on in my heart. I pray that your family and loved ones are healing, but I know there will always be questions about Why?. I pray that each year gets easier; however, know that you will never be forgotten.

I may have beat you in the race to move out of Iowa; however, you beat us all in the race to heaven.

I miss you!
Nancy Davison
September 11, 2009
Sandra, I remember you as a dedicated colleague who is still sorely missed. I keep your family in my prayers.
Amy Johnson, PT
September 11, 2009
Sandy, you were the real deal and a true friend. You are very much missed.
Katie Walker
September 11, 2009
Sandra, I will always think of you on this day. Your kind spirit made a difference to those you worked with at Georgetown. We will never forget. My thoughts are with you, your family, and our fellow Georgetown therapists on this day. You are missed by many.
Rick Broad
September 11, 2009
Sandra, Many of your high school classmates pay tribute to your memory today by displaying your photo all over the internet...many warm thoughts are with your family and loved ones.
September 11, 2009
Sandra, As we recall this dreadful day in history, I remember your lovely spirit, and how it lives on everyday. I often think of you and miss our fun mornings in Georgetown Gym.
Kristin Holt
September 11, 2009
Dear Sandy,
I am sure you know by now how much you are missed by those lives you have touched; you WILL NOT be forgotten!
Our thoughts and prayers will continue for you and your family.
I only wish that I'd gotten to know you better.
Rest in Peace, Sandy....Louise
Louise Hamilton
September 11, 2009
Aunt Sandy,
It's almost time for that day again...I'm not ready. I miss you so much. I wonder what you would be like if you were still here with us...if Christmas would be like it use to be, what you would think of the things that have come to happen since you left us. I wish you could have met Matthew...I've told him all about you...although he's still too young to know everything or even understand it. I wish the pain would go away but it won't...it still hurts like it just happened. Watch over us...I love you very much and miss you! R.I.P.
Samantha Teague
September 9, 2009
I will be wearing your name this Friday for the Lackland AFB 9/11 Commemorative Run...we miss you.
Sean Wilson
September 8, 2009
To the family of Sandra Teague:
Sandra 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"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
September 8, 2009
Happy Birthday!!!
Doug Abraham
June 19, 2009
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
October 23, 2008
I did not think I knew anyone personally that was killed in the 9/11 attacks. When I found out that I did know someone it was like re-living that day again. I am so sorry that you were taken from your friends and family at such a young age. You were quietly remembered this weekend at the Class of 1988 reunion.
Adrienne Boyle Whaley
October 6, 2008
Oh Sandra, this is such a difficult day. I am thinking of you and always will...
marci gutmann
September 11, 2008
Thinking of you today. I didn't know this was 'our' Sandra at RJR until this summer :(
Peace to all who miss you.
Christa Kiger
September 11, 2008
I am thinking of you today Sandra. I am remembering your big, beautiful smile and what a great friend you were. You are very missed. God bless you and your family.
Angela
September 11, 2008
Sandra,

You are still remembered by so many. The pain we felt seven years ago at Georgetown still remains. The Pentagon Memorial was dedicated today and will stand as a permanent honor. I plan to visit this memorial and the memorial in the gym at Georgetown anytime I visit DC. You made a difference to others and that is the highest honor and your legacy.
Rick Broad
September 11, 2008
In loving memory. May God bless Sandra's family with His amazing grace and love. We will NEVER forget!
Michael
September 11, 2008
Sandy,
Thinking of you, Jennifer, and Elaine today especially. They're dedicating your memorial today. God bless and keep your watch over your family.
Julia Ezell
September 11, 2008
Sandra,
I will be thinking of you at the 1988 RJR 20-year high School Reunion...

Sean Wilson, PT
RJR Alumna
Sean Wilson
August 11, 2008
Happy Birthday!!!
Doug Abraham
June 19, 2008
Sandy the pain of your departure will NEVER go away.YOU are ALWAYS in our thoughts.We are way back in the line of many people who will FOREVER miss you and NEVER foget you.Jim our thoughts and prayers are ALWAYS with you .. .... ...
Debbie , Kenny Coffey
September 11, 2007
Sandra,

There is not a day that goes by that I don't remember you, and the to few mornings of working the Gym together at Georgetown. My prayers are always with your loved ones, that they may find some comfort to this horrible tragedy. YOU will never be forgotten.
Kristin Torbett-Holt
September 11, 2007
September 11th, 2007--Today has been a day of reflection. A day to remember family and friends. You have changed the way that I look at life and the rest of my family and friends. Never to take them for granted. Sandy, you are a cousin that I wish I could have spent more time with. I always looked up to you in church and school. You are truly missed.
Tammy Smith-Robbins
September 11, 2007
Still thinking of you often after all this time...it seems like just yesterday.... You will forever be in my mind and my heart. Miss you dearly.
Jennifer Oseroff (Clair)
September 11, 2007
It's almost 9/11....the anniversary of my aunts death. I wish that we had been able to spend more time with her, that maybe I'd know more about her. I know that she was a beautiful, smart and talented lady. I miss her greatly. We all miss her... God bless...
Samantha Teague
September 1, 2007
In memory....
P Tabbernor
July 19, 2007
Sandy, I know you are not here to read this note I am writing now. I think about you often and I had so many times planned to try to contact you before 9/11 happened. I knew, at that time, you were still in Des Moines wrapping up your studies before you headed to the DC area. I allowed time to run away from me and kept telling myself that I would try to contact you the following week to catch up on old times. I failed to do so. I wish we had kept in touch like we had both promised after running into each other after college at the Central Y. I had moved to Texas in '94 and you went off to PT school shortly thereafter.

I so enjoyed our friendship in high school. You having Anne as a teacher, Maggie working with Elaine, my coming over to visit, giving you a hard time about your driving skills, my getting you to work at the Y with me as a camp counselor, and my introducing you to raquetball and you beating me just after a few games of playing. You were such a natural athlete!

You were an amazing person and I very much treasure the times we shared. Confiding in each other, the laughter, and the tears. I had so much fun going with you and your mom to Asheville after your high school graduation and visiting you at UNC-G. I was just a lowly senior at RJR and you had just started your first year at UNC-G.

I remember coming back from Greensboro when I visited you for my 18th birthday and I got a speeding ticket driving back . . . my first one ever (and certainly not my last)! Oh how I prayed I was going to get out of that one. We laughed about that a lot.

I think about you often. I wish I could have attended the memorials in your honor. I stay in touch with Elaine. She's kept me up-to-date on various events. I am so glad that your memory is being honored at RJR and there's a plaque in the school for you. I wish I could have been at the game that night. Elaine said it was nice and sent me a copy of what was printed in the paper.

You touched many lives. I know I am just one of many whose life you touched. My life was forever changed when we became friends or for that I am grateful. Thank you for being the wonderful you.
Katie Walker
November 9, 2006
Chris, Tammy, Susan, Samantha, and all other family members. We remember your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Needham Family
September 11, 2006
I am deeply sorry about your lost. I do not know Sandra, but I feel the pain that you must have gone through when you lost someone who was described to be incredible. I hope all goes well for everyone who knew Sandra. Best Wishes
Judy Cheng
September 10, 2006
I have been thinking of you lately Sandra. I went to Jenn Clair's shower last weekend and we spoke about you. Five years still feels like yesterday. You should have been at that shower. You are deeply missed. -Marci Gutmann
August 28, 2006
I only knew Sandra as a little girl, from the age of about 8-12 years old. At that time, she lived on my mother-in-law's street, in our little town of Granite Falls, and sometimes played with my niece. I mostly remember Sandra as a member of the Philadelphia Lutheran Church, as an acholite. She was active in the youth group at church and well liked by all. Her photo appears in many of these church events.....she had such a beautiful smile.
I think of Sandra often, and pray for her and her family, her fiance', Frank, and for all the friends she has made.....as she grew into a woman and a respected professional in her career. My heart truly goes out to all of you.
Just a reminder that Sandra will always be with you...in your heart. And, she will 'continue' to be remembered often, by many.....because she has touched many lives along they way....God Bless.
Louise Hamilton
October 9, 2005
Thinking of you Sandra and your family.
marci gutmann
August 15, 2005
It's been 3 years and I still think about Sandra often. My daughter went to Australia/New Zealand and we talked about Sandra's excitement about going to Australia. She is in my thoughts and I can still hear her voice in my mind. To Sandra's mother: Keep fighting for the answers, it's making our country safer for others.
You lost a wonderful child who was greatly admired and loved at Georgetown Hospital!
Ellen Murphy
September 12, 2004
To Sandra's family and loved ones:
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I miss Sandra dearly and wish I had more time with her. She will not be forgotten.
Gillian S.
September 12, 2004
Today I said a special prayer for my cousin Sandy and family. I didn't get to talk to her often enough, and that is a real regret. I cherish the time we spent playing in her back yard here in Granite Falls and the sleepovers we had while growing up. There weren't enough of them. I think of you everyday. I look at life and family differently. We spend more time together and don't worry about tomorrow. I feel like that is what you would have wanted.
Tammy Smith-Robbnins
September 11, 2004
As we approach the third anniversary of the horrific day that ended your life as well as my husband's, Lenny, may your loved ones be consoled by the memories of you. From what I know you loved life, and I pray for your family as well as my own daily. May peace somehow be with us as we mark another passing year without the ones we love.
Karyn Taylor
Karyn Taylor
September 9, 2004
I just read an article about your mother and her search for answers. When I tell my children the story of 9/11 your sacrafice and that of your mother will be a part of it. God bless.
John Donnelly
July 22, 2004
Well, I'm not really sure what to write. I could write forever if I had the time. I don't know Sandra although I just read about her. After 2 1/2 years I just realized I could learn a little bit of who she was. I wear a Mercy Band with her name on it just about every day. I just wanted to know what she may have enjoyed so I would know when or when not to take her with me. It was great learning about the woman I take with me everyday! Kristen L. Doriot
Kris Doriot
April 8, 2004
Hello Sweetheart,

A few weeks ago I finally got settled here, just liked we had talked about .... Hawaii is beautiful, but paradise is lonely without you .... I miss you so very much and wonder often how different life would be if you were here .... I know you would love it, as it is warm all the time and you can wear shorts at night ... you wouldnt be cold ... I still cant believed you lived in Iowa for 4 winters ... I only wish I had had the opportunity to spend at least 4 winters with you ... or even one for that matter ... despite being in the Persian Gulf and fighting the war, my thoughts were, and are, always of you ... I miss you so much ... my life has such a huge hole in it, than can never be filled ... I wish daily that I had asked you to postpone your trip until I could go with you ... that thought, that I could have prevented your death, will always be with me ... I long for you my darling ....

Until we're together again .... I love and miss you ...

Frank
Frank Huffman
September 22, 2003
I never knew Sandra, but I worked with Frank for a brief time. Frank, you are one of the best people I have ever known and my heart breaks over the tragedy that you have had to endure. I am so sorry that this happened to you and to Sandra's family. In knowing you, I know that the injustice of what happened makes you angry. I have thought of you often, especially since the war began. I believe that there is evil in the world and tragically some people come face to face with it. Hopefully, serving in this war will help you with resolution. Thank you for helping defend our country against the evil that has invaded her. You have a warm spot in my heart now and forever. Hold on to your grief as long as you need to, I believe that it helps us heal. I know, however, Sandra would want you to come out of this and be happy again. God bless you and her family as you continue on with your lives.
Denise Rhoney
August 30, 2003
To Elaine and the family of Sandra:
I have visited this guestbook many times with the intent of sending a condolence. However, I never did so because I didn't know what to say, and still don't. I never knew Sandra, but work with Elaine in 1998. I was so shocked and saddened when I heard of this tragedy. Even though I never met Sandra, I still feel such a loss. Just knowing someone that lost a loved one makes this awful event even more trajic. Although it is hard for words to fill the void, I would like to say that I am deeply sorry for your loss and I will pray that God will give you strength. I know Sandra must have been a wonderful person. Elaine was so proud of both of her girls and I am sorry I never got to meet Sandra. May she rest in peace until all that believe are reunited in Heaven.
Joyce McCoy
August 15, 2003
My sister, Vivian Teague was married to Sandras dad, Jim in the 80"s. I remember her and her sister, Jennifer playing in my sisters pool. They reminded me of wild little fishes. Sandras brother, Chris came home on leave from the service and Sandra was so excited about her big brother being home! I never had the priveledge of meeting, Elaine their mother, but she had some precious children and Jim loved his kids with a fierceness that only a father could have. I will always remember the ZEST that Sandy used to apply to her life. We can certainly learn a lesson from that alone! May God keep her family in HIS comforting arms. Anita Gay Watson, Hudson.N.C.
Anita Gay Watson
January 24, 2003
My condolences to the Teague family and friends.
Foy Sipes
Catawba N.C.
Foy Sipes
January 18, 2003
Hey Baby,

Well, its that time sweetheart ... its time to go ...... I'm all packed and ready .. waiting for my opportunity .... I visited you this past weekend .... its hard putting flowers on your grave .... I should have been buying flowers for our wedding ..... If I live a 1000 years or die 1000 deaths ... I'll never understand why you are not by my side ...... I miss you so very much ...... always thinking of you ....

I love and miss you ..

Frank
Frank Huffman
October 9, 2002
Hello my love,

In a few days I will leave for the war that started with your death and will be in the middle of this conflict for months, possibly, years to come .... There's no place I'd rather be .. except of course, by your side ..... I miss you so very much and to this day, haven't figured out how to be without you ..... I dont do a very good job of that ... people tell me I should move on, but I'm not quite ready to let go of you yet .. perhaps I never will .... just know that I love you and miss you and wish more than anything that we were in the final stages of wedding plans ..... I often picture of how happy you would be, but so worried as to make everything just like you .... perfect .... I miss you sweetheart ..

Love,

Frank
Frank Huffman
September 18, 2002
Dear Family, Friends, and loved ones of Sandra,
One year ago my mom bought me a Mercy B.A.N.D. and I have only taken it off to Wakeboard in fear I may lose it. I look at it everyday and think about Sandra and her family, wondering how all of you are doing. I feel a connection with you all, I never knew her, her favorite foods, her favorite things to do, I do know she wanted to go to Australia someday. All though I think about her everyday, I don't have all of the wonderful memories with her, just questions. I question what she was like, what she looked like, but most of all how her family, and friends are holding up and how the one year anniversary went for them. I pray for her everyday but mostly for her family. I know how hard it is to lose someone so close and how exhausting it can be to miss someone so much and not be able to talk to them, or hug them , or just call for simple advice. Everyone tells us she is in a better place but sometimes we can be very selfish and just want them here with us, but I know she is watching over eveyone doing whatever it is she loves to do and she is smiling. I just wanted you all to know that there is someone here who is also praying and hoping that who ever did this and where ever they are they will be brought to justice. Praying and thinking of you all everyday,
Sheena
Sheena Seay
September 18, 2002
I had the pleasure of working with Sandra at Georgetown Univ. Hospital. Sandra and Jennifer were a Team up on 6 main. They both were a great asset and made my life easier. She was excited about her trip and talked often about it! I was off on September 10th, but when I returned 9/11, I had 7 messages on my Voice Mail. She was very concerned about her patients, and gave me updates on each one. In my mind, I will always here "Ellen, this is Sandra from PT..." God Bless You. You are missed greatly.
Ellen Murphy
September 15, 2002
Sandra- yeaterday we had a service for you in the PT gym. Everyone was there: Anna, Amanda, Jenn and the rest of the department. We talked about how proud you would be of how we have held up and grown over the past year. We have a plaque with your picture and name on it and they are putting up another picture - one of you in your softball uniform holding your camera. Everyone talked about you- about how much we miss you. Not a day goes by when you are not though of and your presence at work is great. We love you Sandra. People have been sending donations to your fund and we will use them to help our patients- just what you would have wanted. Love love love to you- Marci
Marci Gutmann
September 12, 2002
Sandra,
It’s been one year today, and it feels like yesterday. I didn't get the chance to know you, but I think of you often. I work for the Australian travel company that helped your Travel Agent plan your trip to Australia. Even though you physically never made it there, I know you did spiritually. What did you think of it? Aren't the people amazing? And the animals...did you hold a Koala and pet a Kangaroo? (If you rub that hard spot on their chest they love it, you'll make a friend forever.)
I will continue to look for your name on the memorials and remember you in my prayers. You make the horror of it all more real to me, and I will never forget you Sandra.

Melodie Hale
September 11, 2002
Dear family and friends of Sandra:
My name is Meghann and I am a senior at St. Pius X High School in Houston, Texas. This week and next week my school is having every person wear an orange writst band with the name of someone who died on 9/11. I got Sandra and I am proud to wear the braclet to show my support and care for what happend. It was a horibble incident that should not have taken place. I want you to know that you are in my prays. So even though it is hard escpecially with the day of one year coming up we should be not happy but not sad. To show people how strong we can be. Again I want you to know that you are in my prays and that I am proud to have you daughters name around my wrist.
Love Meghann
Meghann
September 10, 2002
Sandra,
Today was a beautiful day to wake up to. The sky is so clear, the air is cool and crisp and the sun is shining brightly. It's amazing how simple things in life such as a sunset or sunrise can be taken for granted. I no longer do. Visiting your graveside always brings things into perspective for me. It's hard to believe that a year has come and gone so quickly. I've made several changes in my life this year as I'm sure alot of people have. I've started living for the moment, loving life, and enjoying my children more..because they grow so quickly.

It's still painful in alot of ways when memories of that dreadful day comes to mind. Just take comfort in knowing that you're in much better place and that you will never be forgotten.

Lisa

Lisa Brown
September 10, 2002
Sandy, We miss you a lot, but we can feel that you are still with us. Jen and David's wedding was beautiful. Frank was wonderful in his tribute to you. I hope you're smiling as you watch over all of us. You'll always be in our hearts. Jen, Elaine, Frank, and David...I always have a prayer for your family and your angel....Love you all...
Julia Murray
September 7, 2002
Sandy,

Just wanted to let you know you are still in my thoughts and prayers. I just talked to the girls back at Iowa Luthern in Des Moines the other day and your name came up. The thought of you being gone disturbs me, but the thought of you finally chasing your dream (that Aussie trip we talked about often) always puts a smile on my face. But I'm sure that doesn't suprise anyone who knew you at all...everyone always seemed to be smiling when you were around.
Dan Lenz
September 7, 2002
I met Sandra in PT school and became close friends with her as partners in gross anatomy lab. Throughout PT school, we would get together with friends and eat dinner. She always cooked a great meal with dessert. After graduation she would come out to Colorado and go skiing with my husband and I. This last time she was able to meet our new baby Kenney, who is now 19 months old. We loved seeing Sandra and skiing with her was so much fun. She loved to stop in the middle of the run, pull out her camera and take some pictures!
Sandra took a real interest in my husband's line of work, the military, and she always wondered when he was going back on active duty. She knew how much he loved it.
After Sept 11 we decided to go back on active duty. My husband, now an Apache helecopter pilot, is proud to be part of an effort to bring those responsible to justice. A picture of Sandra will be in his cockpit.
-Kara, Ken and Kenney
Kara Walsh
September 6, 2002
I did not know you Sandra, but we had something in common that is our last name. I have read many great things about you and I think you were a magnificant person. I saw your last name flash on a screen at a presentation for the Sept 11 memorial. Seeing someone with the same last name and even though not related it hits you that there is always a chance that it could be a sister and friend a mother or anyone close to you. We all need to hold dear to ourselves our family and friends never taking them for granted. You have given your family and friends a reason to be so proud of you.
To the family, as the anniversary approaches remember that it is a time to remember Sandra and not the malicious events that took her away from you, be proud, she is still alive within each and everyone of you. Memories are a precious thing to hold on to. Let her shine through you and put a smile on your face on this day. We as Canadians continue to pray for you and your families. I am proud as a Canadian to say that we, our country, will remain by your sides in this time of need and will help win the War of Terrorism.
Sandra, watch over those who you held so dear in your life. May your loving spirit remain within them.
Take Care and God Bless.
The Besseling Family
Lisa Besseling (nee Teague)
August 28, 2002
It's near the anniversary of Sept. 11, and I guess that's why I had a bunch of memories of you flashed through my dreams last night. I started crying a lot. You are so very missed.
Gillian Sukachevin
August 23, 2002
Hello sweetie,

Just a note to say I love you and miss you ..... always wishing we could be together again ....
Frank Huffman
July 9, 2002
Hello my love,

Happy Birthday ... I miss you terribly and continue to think of what we would have had ..... I will always you ...

Love,

Frank
Frank Huffman
June 19, 2002
On May 28, 2002, 1 mile was walked to honor the life of Sandra and all the family, friends and loved ones she left behind. May you find some comfort in knowing that you do not grieve alone.

Sandra, you may be gone be but will never be forgotten.
Kathy Swaringen
May 31, 2002
Hello Sweetheart,

Its been one year and two days since I first came over to your apartment .... we seemed to talk about everything that night and within a couple of weeks were already talking marriage and kids .... alas, thats not to be .. I miss you terribly and am very lonely without you .... I think of you every minute of everyday, wishing I could call you ..... hold you .... see you .... its still hard to function ... I'm tired and filled with anger and sorrow .... I miss you so much .....

Love,

Frank
Frank Huffman
May 23, 2002
I miss you so much, Sandra. You will always be part of my life. It's hard not seeing you at your desk at work. I miss comparing lunches with you, taking chocolate breaks even though you were allergic to chocolate, and talking to you about love, life and the future. You were present during the best times of my life and the day your plane crashed is probably the worst. Everybody loves you so much. We will never forget your smile and the way you made time make someone feel special. It meant so much to me to hear from Frank and your family that you've talked about the times we went to eat Thai food and about my wedding. Goodnight Sandra. Sleep tight. Your family and loved ones are in our prayers. Can't wait to see you on that Glorious Morning.
Gillian Sukachevin
April 8, 2002
Hello Sweetheart,

Its hard to believe six months has gone by .... I miss you more everyday and would give anything to hold you again ...... visiting your grave is so hard to do ... its just not right that someone who had so much to give to the world is gone .... the library dedication went very well .. your family seemed pleased and happy ... I miss you .... its odd how things are now .... it seems like along time ago, but then only yesterday .... I so desperately wish that you were not on that plane ... I keep thinking of things we would be doing, places to see, cooking a meal together as we did almost everynight, or just simply sitting on your deck talking .... I miss those times and I miss you .... my heart continues to weep for you .... always in love with you ...

Frank
Frank Huffman
March 13, 2002
Sandra,

I did not know you personally, but I knew Frank very well. I have visited you at your grave site several times to talk with you, to try and get some since of peace, and to pay my respects. I'm so sorry that such a tragedy took you away from the ones who loved you so very much.

That day and for many days after I cried for you and your loved ones. Thoughts of what you had to endure would not leave my mind. I could only imagine the terror and wonder why people could be so terribly cruel.

Still today their are constant reminders of that tragic day and it gives me a sick feeling in my stomach. You had so much ahead of you. The only thing that brings comfort is knowing that you and the others that lost their lives on that dreadful day is that you are now in a much better place..in peace with God..our eternal father.

May the many peoples lives that you touched be continually blessed by your memory. I will continue to pray that God will bring healing and happiness to them.
Lisa Brown
March 12, 2002