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Lt. Brian Ahearn
World Trade Center, New York City, NY
Employer: New York Fire Department


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Wife from Texas

To the Famiily of Lt. Brian Ahearn,

In memorial of Sept. 11th my work had wristbands made of all the victims. They were randomly handed out. As soon as I saw 'Lt.' on my wristband I knew it was for me and I needed to write.

My husband is a green beret with a Special Forces group currently overseas. He's regularly a police officer but was activated after Sept. 11th. He has been gone since Jan. and will not return home until Jan. 2004. I have a 4 month daughter and a 3 yr old son that misses his father terribly. Working full-time and taking care of everything else gets very overwhelming. But everytime I start to get angry or sad that he's away, I remember that he is getting a chance to fight back in honor of the victims. Since my husband is a police officer as well, it means even more to see Brian's name on the wristband.
I want you to know that although I can't imagine the pain you are feeling, my family has sent my husband to bring justice for Brian. I only wish that you knew the details of what my husband's team can do, but all I can say is that they are making us extremely proud and they are the best at what they do. Your family is in our prayers, and I hope that you will trust in our American Forces and pray from them as they defend our country.

Jennifer Tolgyesy

she crys a tear and it trickles down her face
she stares at the ground
where once stood two tall towers
its empty and barren now
she wraps her arms around herself
and remembers his tight embrace
how she used to tingle from head to toe when he gently kissed her face
she feels a tug on her skirt and looks down to see her son
is that where daddy is he asks?
her smiles a sad one
daddy's with the angels now,
he's only been their a short while
and every day he sits on a cloud and watches us with a smile
if you look real hard
maybe you will see him watching you
her son looks up at the clouds
squinting with all his might
hoping to see a glimpse of his dad
who left a year ago one september night
he died for a good cause she assures her son
and you'll see him again one day
but for now all you can do is remember him and pray

My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to the Ahearn family. My prayers are with you. My prayers are with him.

LT. John Bollinger, LFD

I am wearing a bracelet with LT. Ahearns name on it in his honor and memory. I pray for his family, his friends and his fellow firefighters.

I am a firefighter in Louisville Colorado. We all put our lives on the line every day as we respond to calls for help. Be safe out there.