|Name: Ann Sebastian|
|MY URL: Visit Me|
|Location: Santa Rosa, California|
I have just discovered this website and the existence of the Guestbook. If I believed in God, I would say, "God bless all those who perished and those who still must live with this tragedy." God, however, seems to have no part in it; so I will just say, "May each person survivor have the strength to go on as a legacy to those Gay, Lesbian,Transgendered and Bisexual sisters and brothers who died in this holocaust. I am also tempted to say the "greatest tragedy" to befall America; but I think the truly greatest tragedy is our failure to accept one another as equals.
|MY URL: Visit Me|
|Location: Washington, DC|
Dear Paul, Thank you so much for responding so quickly. Our organization has more than 450 members across the nation and we all are dedicated to the preservation of all who perished. We do not, nor will not omit a single individual from this national memorial. Our goal is to help the families, friends, partners and co-workers heal and to let them know we will not forget their loved one. Our mission is one that recognizes all nations, all colors, all genders, all nationalities, all victims, even the K-9 Sirius that died in this tragedy. Our members are warm, compassionate, loving and dedicated and who share a common goal with one another; to help in healing. We are not here to judge, nor place one above the other, we are here to help in any way we can to commemorate each and every victim of this horrific attack against all our people. Some of our loved people are gay and some are lesbian, some of our loved people are black and some are white, and some of our loved people are Islamic and some are Americans. Our hearts want to help those who mourn and who fear that their loved one will be forgotten. We want to give them a gift, a memorial quilt in honor of their loved ones, a tribute to their beautiful memory, and we want the memorial quilt to find its home at the WTC Memorial Park. We mourn with the families who lost a loved one on that day, and we want to reach out to them to let them know we remember their loved one and we will always remember their loved one. So please do not be surprised that we write to you, we want to include gay and lesbians in our memorial just as we want to include each and every individual. Each of the victims were loved by someone and each of those someone's now mourn and suffer their loss. We only wish to express our compassion and extend our hand to those who have lost a loved one. We are working very hard to reach all the families of this tragedy and we hope you will pass our website along to others so they too may find a little caring and love in us.... Believe it or not, there are people in this country who care and who do not judge lest they look in the mirror first. Take care. God Bless You Paul. Jeannie. www.angelfire.com/dc/wtc1
|Name: Jeannie Ammermann||MY URL: Visit Me|
|My Email: Email Me||Location:|
I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful website. I believe all who perished should be recognized and have worked since 9-14-01 to do just that. I formed a non-profit organization called, "America's 9-11 Memorial Quilts Organization", who are making a series of 7 memorial quilts to honor and commemorate all who were lost on that horrible day. We are trying to reach out to all families of this tragedy and ask that they take a look at our project, view our website and consider submitting a photo of their loved one who was lost on 9-11. No photo is included on the quilt without written consent from each family. We hope all gay & lesbian victims will also be a part of the memorial quilt since they too were also a part of this tragedy and all are heroes. We hope you will visit our website and consider placing a link to us on your website. www.angelfire.com/dc/wtc1 God Bless and keep you safe Jeannie Ammermann, President America's 9-11 Memorial Quilts Organization Together as one common thread of faith and hope
|Name: john||MY URL: Visit Me|
|My Email: Email Me||Location: California|
enjoyed your site.
|Name: Brother Ed Arambasich, OFM|
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Dear Brothers and Sisters: May God continue to bless each of as we grieve the loss of our friends. I am proud to be a Franciscan Friar who is openly gay and works with our brothers and sisters who for may years felt rejected and pushed away. May God bless us all as we continue to be the gifts that we are and the gifts that we can be for others. God loves us all, let know person every make you feel any less than a gift from God. Remember, Jesus loved to be with people who where rejected by society, they truly have the kingdom of God! Peace to you all! Brother Ed Arambasich, OFM, Fire chaplain