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Calixto Anaya Jr.
World Trade Center, New York City, NY
Employer: New York Fire Department

Suffern, NY 
Firefighter

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Jim Culp -- Captain Denver Fire Dept.

Anaya Family,

The Denver 9/11 Stair Climb was held on this day of remembrance and I had the honor of being assigned to carry the name of Charlie Anaya Jr. This note to ensure that he and the Anaya family is remembered and will always be in the thoughts and prayers of many from across the nation. May The Lord hold you all in his healing hands.


Darren Drake

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.


Rebecca Anaya

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!
Love your Angle, Rebecca


Mike Garcia

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..


Rosie Acampora

Marie and Family
So sorry we seemed to loose touch. Charlie's friendship meant so much to Louie. There isn't a day that goes by that he is not in our thoughts and prayers. You are all in our prayers especially today. Every now and then Louie says "Charlie Oats", he misses him very much.

God bless you and the children.


Janine Gardner

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.

When you find something like this it usually is a sign, at least that's the way I see things. I'm hosting a benefit for hungry kids in Utah very soon. I hope "Charlie" is watching over me. Perhaps he was assigned as an angel to help me see this event to fruition. I sure hope so. I can use all the help I can get!

Feel free to contact me. 801-290-2426. God bless.

Respectfully,
Janine Gardner


MGySgt Daniel Allen and Jessica Allen

Marie,
We hope you remember who we are.
We lived in Kissimmee, Fl and Dan
and Charlie were very close friends.
We will never forget Charlie's smile,
he was always laughing and kidding around. Anybody that really knew Charlie knew that he was tough on the outside but deep inside he had a very noble and kind heart.
Family and friends wonder the reasons why Dan still in the Marine Corps, I know that besides wanting to keep his family and country safe, another reason is Charlie.
We really hope you read this and get in contact with us, we would love to hear from you.
God bless,
Jessica
Sept 12th, 2009


Larry Lehr

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.


Joshua Anaya

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.
-Junior


evelyn anaya

To Marie and family Anaya,
My deepest sympathy to one and all.Charlie is missed by all of his Anaya family here in Nashua, N.H..
I miss his wit,smile and the need to stay in touch with family. He's always in our prayers.We dedicated the mass on fathers day to him along with my father who just passed away in feb. and his Uncle Mario(Mariano).
God bless and please try to keep in touch with us or visit.
Love to all,Evelyn Anaya (Anaya4)


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


Samantha Anaya

Marie-
I send this to you just to let you know that all the Anaya's in NH send you and Kristina Marie, Brandon, and Rebecca all our love, all of our thoughts and all of our prayers. We miss Charlie so very much and we hold him very dear in our hearts. We send this with all of our love today, and always.. Love, Samantha (ANAYA5)


Tina Claehsen

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.


Smalls Family

Charlie
You are our HERO! We miss you dearly and will hold you forever in our hearts, mind and spirit. We love you!


Debby Kydland

I did not personally know Calixto (Charlie) Anaya.

I live in Lacey, Washington and work with his cousin Florence Rivas. I am also Florence's children Mary Ann and Michelle as well as her husband Tony.

This tragedy affected everyone in its own way.

Take care..you have a very nice looking family.


ed & elaine montalvo

god bless you and your family


Jody

To learn more about the man Charlie Anaya Jr. was, visit his website at www.h-e-r-os.com/calixtoanaya.html.


Erin

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


Tara Bryan

Dear Mrs. Anaya:

I write to you to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Along with the hurt and devestation, you must be proud of your husband for what he stood for then, and now. No words are available to lessen your loss.

My reason for contacting you is that I have been given the opportunity to pass on to you a memorial bracelet that was made in your husband's honor. Many of these bracelets are floating around, and I have heard are being sold for profit. The one I have in my possession was made by a jewler here in Columbus, OH and he is not charging for them. He was the wonderful man who made the bracelet given to the widow of Chief Downey of the NYFD. There have been many stories on the television, both local and National (CBS' 48 hrs) regarding the jewler and my friend, Julie Shaffer, who presented Mrs. Downey with a bracelet.

In honor of your husband, I would like to pass this bracelet I wear on to you. As little as this gesture is, please know it is only being done out of respect and to honor his memory and those who have fallen along with him. If you would like to accept this gift, please email me.

Take care and God Bless!


Marie

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...