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|Calixto Anaya Jr.|
World Trade Center, New York City, NY|
Employer: New York Fire Department
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Jim Culp -- Captain Denver Fire Dept.
Today I climbed 110 stories with Charlies photograph in Nashville, Tennessee with 342 other firefighters. He was an incredible patriotic person and is not forgotten.
Dad, i wish i could of spent more tome with you. So that i could tell stories and remember u how i did, not jow others did. I love u SOOO much i love u to were there are no words. And i know that u love me too ,and are watching over us every day! I couldnt of said it enough but I love you, Daddy!
I am a firefighter in El Paso Texas. On the tenth anniversary of 9/11 our city held a stair climb event of our tallest building here in el Paso. We had to climb it five times in order to sum to 120 stories as the twin towers. We did the climb in full gear and each one of us was given a picture of a fallen firefighter/ems/or police officer to carry with us as were going up the stairs. My picture was Calixto Anaya Jr. and as I was going higher and higher and growing more tired, i kept thinking of what Charlie must of been going through both mentally and physically. I decided to look him up and reading about him, i know that he was trying his best to carry out his duties and as a firefighter, a husband and a father. I know that he was thinkin of his wife and kids. My heart goes out to the Anaya family. I pray that their healing continues to grow. I know Charlie is looking down on his beloved family. I never met him, but i felt as if he was looking down on me this morning. I will never forget him or anyone who parished on that morning. God Bless the Anaya family, God Bless the people who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country and God Bless America..
Marie and Family
I found a bracelet with his name engraved on it, and wondered how such a treasured object could find its way into a box at a local thrift store. I bought it, because its meaning was so significant to me, as 911 changed me forever. I notice that name is misspelled on the bracelet. There's something not right about that. I don't know how many bracelets were issued, but if anyone in his family would like me to send it to them, I'd be happy to, otherwise, it's safe here with me.
MGySgt Daniel Allen and Jessica Allen
I work at UPS.I didn't work in Charlies center but I am also a volunteer fireman and 1 day I saw Charlie wearing a shirt with the logo of his volunteer company so I introduced myself and every once in a while we would chat about our activities in each others respective fire companies.Each year as 9-11 approaches I always think of him.In my fire house we have a poster with the pictures of all the fireman that died that day.I often look at his picture and am proud to tell everyone that I knew him.I just wanted to let his family know that he is often thought of.Thank you for letting me tell you this.God Bless.
THERE ISN'T A DAY THAT GOES BACK THAT I DON'T THINK OF U , AND MISS U MORE THEN ANYONE COULD KNOW, I MISS THE TIMES YOU USED TO COME UP TO N.H.AND THE STORIES YOU WOULD TELL ME. GOD BLESS. JOSHUA
Assist Chief Rob DeFreese Dept 5
I had the great fortune of meeting Charlie during Tropical Storm Floyd where my dept had pumped out his home in Suffern which had been flooded by the heavy rains. While we were working in his home he and his wife had offered food and drinks and asked if we needed anything to feel free to stop back. To stop and ask us if we needed help, just goes to showed how caring they are as a family when they were the one in need. I am glad I had the chance to meet such a man and his family. I did get the chance to work a few mutual aid calls with him. I have attend all the services for Charlie and I see that he is still with us as his wife display the many wonderful traits he has shown to all that knew him. I have seen a lot in my years of service but his wife held strong and I was amazed at her strength and perseverance. Just goes to show family means a lot! When many would want to give up and throw in the towel she continued on. As I attended dinners, Parties and other function she is still going strong! I will never be able to feel what she feels but if there every was an award for Wife of the Year she would be it. God bless Charlie and his wonderful family.
Octavio Anaya Jr.
I know your up there listening to everyone who talks of you and remebers you. Hearing it over and over again, it just can't be said enough. You are a great man. You are a Hero. You are here with us everyday, giving us that extra push to go on, the way you did for so many people. You are the man I want to be, and I know that you are here to help me get there. I love you and I thank God you are there to watch over us. We will never forget you.
To Marie and family Anaya,
MARIA RIVERA DE MORIS
IN THE NAME OF GOD I PRAY FOR MARIE, KRISTINA, BRANDON AND REBECCAFOR THEY ARE THE FUTURE,,OUR FUTURE,,ALSO I PRAY THAT CHARLIES MOM COUSIN LYDIA FINDS PEACE AND TRANQUILITY AND THE REST OF THE ANAYA-RIVERA FAMILY. EVER SINCE I FOUND OUT THAT I HAD LOST A COUSIN, A FAMILY MEMBER MY OWN BLOOD,,IT HIT SO CLOSE TO HOME, THERES NOT A DAY THAT PASSES BY THAT I DONT MENTION CHARTLIES NAME AND MARIE AS IF I KNEW THEM ALL MY LIFE, CHARLIE AND I NEVER MET (OR MAYBE WHEN WE WERE CHILDREN OURSELVES) I PRAY EVERYDAY AND NIGHT FOR HIM AND THE FAMILY. LOTS OF BLESSINGS AND LOVE,,,COUSIN CHIQUIE
I met Charlie a couple times at the Suffern Fire Dept Functions and from what I knew of him he was a wonderful father and a great friend to all those around him. He always had a smile on his face and when he was with his children that smile lit up the room. I am very sorry for this loss and my heart goes out to his family.
I did not personally know Calixto (Charlie) Anaya.
ed & elaine montalvo
god bless you and your family
To learn more about the man Charlie Anaya Jr. was, visit his website at www.h-e-r-os.com/calixtoanaya.html.
I am deeply sorry for your family. I wanted you to know i will be doing a reaport on how heroic and brave your father/husband was. I am sorry once again may he rest in peace
Dear Mrs. Anaya:
My Husband my friend my ROCK.....its very difficult but you made us proud and now its up to us to make you proud of us....You are the ideal AMERICAN...you loved what you did...and the ulitmate sacrifice...but they can't take away our love for you...I miss you DEARLY...