Yuguang Zheng
Yuguang Zheng, 65 and his wife, Shuyin Yang, 62, were aboard American Airlines flight 77 to Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The couple was on their way back to China after an extended visit with their daughter in the Baltimore area. Mr.Zheng, a chemist before retirement, graduated from Nanjing University and majored in Analytical Chemistry. His wife graduated from Shanghai Second Medical University and was a retired pediatrician.

Yuguang and Shuyin were married for 35 years and raised one son, Shidong, of Nagano, Japan, and one daughter, Rui of Baltimore, Maryland. They were very loving and affectionate, although they had quite different hobbies and personalities. The husband loved painting and was accomplished at Taichi. He was a little bit reserved. When talking with him, you would find he would be quiet and listen to you most of the time. To his children, he was a special father because he made you feel the love from the bottom of his heart, even though he didn’t speak a lot. His wife was an active, open-minded and kind lady. She loved to try every thing that was novel to her, even though sometimes it was a little risky. Besides, she liked cooking and was very good at it. Those who had tried her cooking loved her and her food. Definitely, the most important thing about her was that she was a good mother. She listened, accompanied and did her best to comfort her children whenever they felt upset and frustrated even after they grew up.

To both Yuguang and Shuyin, family was the most important thing. They loved each other and their children. The couple came to the United States to visit their daughter and stayed for almost a year. Their English was very limited. But it was amazing that they have made some good friends around the area where they lived. Sometimes the couple was invited by friends to have dinner or tea and they would spend hours together using only limited and simple words to communicate with each other. Actually, the majority of the neighbors knew the couple because it was so easy to make friends and get along with them. Though they were over 60, they were still enthusiastic about learning English as a foreign language. When a word came up, they would immediately turn to the dictionary or ask their daughter. Some times they even made their daughter write the words and sentences down so that it would be easy for them to memorize.

Just before leaving they took a one-week vacation with their daughter and son-in-law in Maine. They had a wonderful time there sightseeing, hiking and swimming. One day after the vacation, they got on AA77 and left for China. Before getting on board, they told their daughter, who saw them off at Dulles Airport, how much they enjoyed the year with her and promised to visit again in a couple of years. Then they hugged and kissed her. Rui stayed and watched them until they disappeared onto the plane that crashed into the Pentagon and led to a national tragedy that separated them from their loving family members.

For their family members, the only thing that provides relief is knowing that the devoted couple was together all the time, even at the last minute of their lives. What they left behind for family members and friends are the loving memories of them. The only wish of their children is that their parents didn’t suffer at the horrible moment. In their minds, their beloved parents still stay with them and care about them as usual. The only difference is that they cannot see their parents and hear their voices again.
Published by The State Journal-Register on Sep. 13, 2001.
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I never knew you but I promise for as long as I live I will never forget the victims of this tragedy.
September 12, 2018
God's love for mankind guarantees that pain and suffering will soon end. He promises a life on a paradise earth when all loved ones will be reunited and live forever in peace. Our pain will soon be replaced with much happiness. Sincerely sherry
September 30, 2015
I am sorry for your loss in revelation21:4 bring out that one day God 'will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.
September 12, 2013
On this anniversary day, my prayers are with all of you. May your parents memory be eternal and their repose a blessed one.
September 11, 2012
This is one the most beautiful and heartfelt tributes I have read. May God bless you; September 11th, and days in between, I will pray for your peace of heart and soul.
M. A. Saeger
September 1, 2011
On the Sunday after September 11, 2001, my church handed out memorial armbands with the names of all who lost their lives on that tragic day. Written on mine was the name Yuguang Zheng, who has been in my prayers every September 11 since then and on many days in between. My deep condolences to his family.
Helen
September 11, 2009
To the family of Yuguang Zheng:
Yuguang 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 8, 2009
We will never forget and always in our prayers. God Bless the USA.
Luis Vera
September 11, 2008
May you two rest in peace in your new home.
Julia
December 21, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

November 29, 2007
In memory....
P Tabbernor
July 19, 2007
My heart remains with everyone who lost loved ones on 9/11. I read your parents' profile and was inspired to learn about them. I will honor their memory in my efforts to live life in a kind, gracious and gentle way.
Nancy
September 29, 2006
anne
September 10, 2003
God bless those who were left behind...the two of you are gone but never forgotten...Americans were not the only ones lost to this senseless tragedy...I pray for your last moments here on earth and for that wonderful moment you met God in Heaven! Wish I could have gotten to know you both sound like wonderful people!
annonymous
January 24, 2003
Your tribute to your parents was so very touching. Being a parent of 5 daughters I can tell you what a mothers dreams are for their children: For them to live their lives in happiness, for them to take care of themselves, and to make the most of every day they are given on this earth. God Bless you.
Lilia Roberts
September 12, 2002
THIS MEMORIAL TO YOUR PARENTS IS BEAUTIFUL.AFTER READING IT I FEEL STRONGLY THERE SPIRIT WILL ALWAYS BE WITH THE FAMILY.IN YOUR WRITTING,IT SEEMS YOU HAVE FOUND SOME QUIET PEACE.MANY BLESSINGS TO YOUR FAMILY.
LINDA
September 11, 2002
May you rest in peace and deepest sympathies to the family.
Maggie Meng
September 7, 2002
On May 29, 2002, 1 mile was walked to honor the life of Yuguang and all the family, friends and loved ones left behind, May you find some comfort in knowing that you do not grieve alone.

Yuguang, May you rest in peace with your wife. You will never be forgotten.
Kathy Swaringen
May 31, 2002
MAY THE BEAUTIFUL SOUL OF YUGUANG ZHENG AND THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFULLY DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE AMEN..
May 27, 2002
DEAR GOD SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON THIS WONDERFUL MAN.YUGUANG ZHENG AND MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE WITH GOD AND HIS ANGELS.GOD BLESS HIS LOVING FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS..GOD BLESS AMERICA AND THE GOOD PEOPLE OF CHINA..MAY GOD AND HIS ANGELS AND SHUYIN GREET YOU AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN...AMEN
May 27, 2002
Sorry You came from your land far away to be hurt in ours it wasn't meant to be that way

Bob
Bob LeClaire
April 15, 2002
To The Family of Zheng Yuguang, I would like to send my deepest sympathies. I am so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. This is not the plan of God...but it is a terrible tragedy. The plan of God is that we all live together in peace and love as one big family. No more tragedies like the 911. Please read this for yourself in Revelation 21:1-5. Once again I would like to say I am so very sorry.

Donna
Donna Baker
February 14, 2002
God bless you and be with you and yours. We can not help others that try!!!!! to predict things... Love all and peace be with you
Cindy Guinn
February 13, 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 12, 2002
I received a mercy band for Christmas this year with your name on it. I will hold you and your family in my prayers each day for the rest of my life and hope to see you in heaven someday. Rest in peace until then.
Catherine Broseus
December 25, 2001
Rest in peace, may your family be comforted in this time of loss.
Jill Pritts
November 7, 2001
May you rest in peace, my heart goes out to your family, may God bless them.
jamie holton
October 16, 2001
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU ALL.MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
ZHENG MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
BARBARA BOLIN
October 1, 2001
Sorry your visit to our country had to be this way. May you rest in peace.
kim
September 19, 2001