Police Captain Kathy Mazza Assignment
on September11, 2001:An American Hero
From Police Heroes,a book by author Chuck Whitlock
Captain Kathy Mazza, forty-six, was the first female commanding officer of the
Port Authority Police Academy. On September 11, she joined her colleagues at the scene. When there was a bottleneck of people at the revolving doors in the North Tower, she shot out the floor-to-ceiling glass walls on the mezzanine. Her action allowed hundreds of people to escape. She was last seen with Lieutenant Robert Cirri as they were helping carry a woman down the stairs when the building collapsed.
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Patrick Lyons, Class of 1985

First Responder

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Because of the events of 9/11/2001 we had contemplated cancelling our 30th reunion which was scheduled for the following week. When he heard the reunion might be cancelled, Ken Biegen sent out to an email  letter to the Class on September 15, 2001. When the committee read this email, we decided to continue on with the reunion that year.

(Click this photo to open a copy of Ken's email)



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It's been 13 years since this terrible ttack to our Nation.

WTC 9/11 Tribute - In A New York Minute by The Eagles
Even though Don Henley wrote this song years
earlier (1989), the words seem so fitting....


BOATLIFT, An Untold Story of 9/11 of Resilience

Tom Hanks narrates this epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. Produced and directed by Eddie Rosenstein. Eyepop Productions, Inc.




Flying The American Flag On 9-11

Every September 11th, an American flag should be displayed proudly
and in reverance, outside every home, apartment, office and store in the United States.
Individuals should make it their duty to display an American flag on
this fifth anniversary of our country's worst tragedy.
We do this in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends
and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today
are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.
In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed
in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood
shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism.
Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity.

Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can
prevail over terrorism of all kinds.
Action Plan: So, here's what we need you to do...
Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11. Honestly, Americans
should fly the flag year-round, but if you don't, then at least make
it a priority on this day.

 Thank you for your participation.

God Bless You and God Bless America


The Terroists Awakened A Sleeping Giant!!!!







The L I T T L E Things
As you might remember, the head of a company survived 
9/11 because his son started kindergarten

Another fellow was alive because it was 
His turn to bring donuts.  

One woman was late because her 
Alarm clock didn't go off in time. 

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident. 

One of them 
Missed his bus. 

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take 
Time to change. 

One's car wouldn't start.
One couldn't get a taxi. 

The one that struck me was the man,
 who put on a new pair of shoes that morning, 
took the various means to get to work 
but before he got there, he developed 
a blister on his foot.  He stopped at a drugstore 
to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive today.
Now when I am stuck in traffic, miss an elevator, 
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone,
All the little things that annoy me. 
I think to myself, this is exactly where
God wants me to be at this very moment
Next time your morning seems to be 
going wrong, you can't seem to find the car keys, 
You hit every traffic light, don't get mad or frustrated.
It may be just that God is at work watching over you. 

 May God continue to bless you 
With all those annoying little things 
And may you remember their possible purpose



      You say you will never forget where you were when
        you heard the news On September 11, 2001.
Neither will I.

          I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room
        with a man who called his wife to say 'Good-Bye.' I
        held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the
        peace to say, 'Honey, I am not going to make it,
but it is OK..I am ready to go.'

        I was with his wife when he called as she fed
        breakfast to their children. I held her up as she
        tried to understand his words and as she realized
        he wasn't coming home that night.

        I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a
        woman cried out to Me for help. 'I have been
        knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!'
I said.'Of course I will show you the way home -
only believe in Me now.'

        I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls.  I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He  heard my voice and answered.

        I was on all four of those planes, in every seat,
        with every prayer. I was with the crew as they

        were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the
        believers there, comforting and assuring them
that their faith has saved them.

  I was in Texas, Virginia, California, Michigan, Afghanistan.  I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news. 
Did you sense Me?

        I want you to know that I saw every face.
I knew every name - though not all knew Me.
Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

        Some sought Me with their last breath.
        Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the
        smoke and flames; 'Come to Me... this way... take my hand.'
Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me. But, I was there.

        I did not place you in the Tower that day.
You may not know why, but I do.
However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time,
would you have reached for Me?
       Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey for you.
But someday your journey will end.
And I will be there for you as well.
Seek Me now while I may be found.
Then, at any moment, you know you are 'ready to go.'

        I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.



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