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Remembering September 11

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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.

I am remembering Jane Beatty.

Jane S. Beatty was a survivor. When her first marriage broke up, she was thrust into the job market for the first time and found work as a cocktail waitress in Toronto, where she was raised. Then she learned computer skills and switched careers, eventually becoming a technical supervisor at Marsh & McLennan in New York.

Ms. Beatty, 53, faced another challenge more recently when she was found to have breast cancer. By that time, she had left Canada and moved to Belford, N.J., to marry the retired police officer she had met on a blind date while visiting a friend. The friend, Lorraine Greskow, said Ms. Beatty remained upbeat, even after her mastectomy. “She always had a smile on her face, even through all that,” she said.

In August, Jane Beatty and her husband, Bob, went to Atlantic City to privately mark her fifth anniversary of being cancer-free. She told her mother it was too early to make a big fuss. “She said she wasn’t going to celebrate until she was clear for six years,” said her mother, Beth Chrystal.

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      Jane S. Beatty
      1948 – 2001
      We Will Remember You

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      Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 3, 2001.

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      10 Comments on “Remembering September 11”

      Jane
      said:
      September 10th, 2006 at 7:49 pm

      What a nice tribute. Isn’t this the most wonderful idea. Sure, their families will always remember them but it is nice to tell the world who these people were and how they touched others.
      Read my tribute to Edward T. Keane on my site.


      Ma
      said:
      September 10th, 2006 at 7:49 pm

      Great tribute! She beat cancer, but was taken in another way. That is so sad. So many tragedies that day.

      My tribute is up too.


      Kailani
      said:
      September 10th, 2006 at 11:27 pm

      What a great tribute to a wonderful woman. She sure had to overcome a lot of obstacles in her lifetime.


      September 11th, 2006 at 10:32 am

      Very nice tribute and a wonderful share. Thank you for sharing Jane with us today!


      September 11th, 2006 at 6:28 pm

      Thank you for introducing us to Jane today.

      So many tributes, so little time….

      cq
      http://craziequeen.blogspot.com/2006/09/2996-for-911-khang-ngoc-nguyen.html


      killired
      said:
      September 12th, 2006 at 1:05 am

      what a beautiful story… she certainly had been through a lot in her life before 9/11. so sad to think that once her life was turned around and she was cancer free she was taken innocently and sacrificed 5 years ago. i can only hope that she is in a better place and healthy as ever! god bless her friends and family.
      thanks for sharing and i love that you put music with your tribute too!


      September 12th, 2006 at 9:00 am

      It is very amazing to know that bloggers joined together today in this tribute. I think it is a great success. Thanks for sharing your tribute.
      As I continuously keep visiting sites with tribute, it makes my heart bleed for all the victims and brings tears to my eyes as I recall all these young people losing their lives to something beyond their control. These cruel people who caused the tragedy just didn’t care about these innocent lives, lives with yet unfulfilled dreams, lives who may have been depended upon by their loved ones. My sympathy goes to all the victims’ family of these Sept. 11/2001 tragedy. My heart will always have a special place for all of you.
      Thanks for passing by too.


      Teena
      said:
      September 12th, 2006 at 7:49 pm

      What a lovely tribute! As a Canadian, I’d like to thank you for honouring Jane. I honoured three men from the Toronto area (I live in Toronto).

      Mine’s up.


      September 12th, 2006 at 10:05 pm

      That was a beautiful tribute. How sad to have gone through so much in cancer, only to be taken in a far worse manner.

      I also honored someone from 9/11; Allan Shwartzstein.


      October 4th, 2006 at 8:20 am

      [...] In August, Jane Beatty and her husband, Bob, went to Atlantic City to privately mark her fifth anniversary of being cancer-free. She told her mother it was too early to make a big fuss. “She said she wasn’t going to celebrate until she was clear for six years,” said her mother, Beth Chrystal.  (source Yellow Rose Garden) [...]


       
       

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