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9/11 anniversary messages to heaven: We miss your meatloaf

September 11, 2011 | 12:14 pm


The traditional reading of the names of victims during the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony in New York was a solemn affair.

And yet there was room for laughter, happy memories and lighthearted messages from family members reading the names that life goes on.

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Here are just a few of the side remarks made during the reading that brought a smile and offered onlookers a unique detail about the man, woman or child who was lost.

--"You are America's young Jedi," said a mother to a son who perished helping others escape.

--"I hope you are rocking and rolling with Elvis!"

--"Dad, I'm still learning to cook but I'm working on it. Thank you."

--"Thank you for the pennies, [we] love finding them."

--"We miss your laughter, your smile and your meatloaf."

--"I hope you are on beautiful golf course with Dad up in Heaven. Send me a rainbow so I know you are OK."


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Photo: Crowds observe commemorative ceremonies at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York. Credit: Mel Evans / Associated Press