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