2,996 is a tribute to the victims of 9/11.
On September 11, 2006, 2,996 volunteer bloggers will join together
for a tribute to the victims of 9/11.
Each person will pay tribute to a single victim.
We will honor them by remembering their lives,
and not by remembering their murderers.
Today I honor Elena Ledesma, 36, of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, who died on 9/11/01 in Tower One at the World Trade Center in NYC. She was maintenance coordinator for Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. for floors 93-99 (Elena was one of 295 M&MC employees who perished that day.)
Elena was a single mom to Angelina and Shanhellen. The girls were 12 and 17 at the time of her death. Her mother, aunts and cousins all lived in the same building.
The little I know of her is that she loved to go camping. And often invited friends who were non-campers along for the fun. (Sounds like my kind of gal.)
See Elena's picture here.
Read Newsday's write-up.
Let us pray:
Jesus, beloved Savior, in remembering these terrible events, we recognize our great need for your guidance and protection.
We have painfully learned that our country is vulnerable and that violence can disrupt both individuals and nations.
We pray then for healing for all the people whose lives were shattered in the attacks.
We pray for those who defend our freedom.
We pray for our national leaders.
We pray for peace, for our country and our world.
Jesus, beloved Savior, as we remember, hold us in your loving hands. Amen.