I am a stranger that visited the tribute museum. I noticed many missing person pages on the wall but didn't read any of them. My son pointed to one he wanted me to read which I thought was Peter's. His name struck me and it was the only one I read. Unbeknownst to me but would later find out, it wasn't, the one my son wanted me to read. We went over to the North Pool after that and it was packed. There was one opening that we went to. We stood there awhile reflecting, I looked down and there was Peter's name! What are the chances of that. We went to Trinity Church after that and God placed on my heart to pray for his family. I just wanted to share that with you from a stranger who never met your son that a flicker of his spirit shined today.
Today 9/11/11 you are in my thoughts and prayers. I can't believe it's been 10 years. I'm grateful I had the chance to be your friend!! You were one of the nicest people I've ever met. Rest in peace buddy!!
Thomas P. Scheatzle
To The Apollo Family,
I don't know if I have words that can honor the memory of your son, Peter Paul Apollo, to the extent that he deserves. Pete was one of my best friend's in college and I know I will never forget him, his character and his contagious smile. Pete was always the voice of reason and made sure so many of his friend's always did the right thing in life when it came to making difficult decisions. Pete and I were fraternity brothers, Business Majors and had many classes together. Pete was always willing to help others, consult people having problems and lend an ear whenever needed. I cry everytime I think of him because he was just that kind of person that meant the world to me.
Rest assured that we will always honor Pete and the kind of caring person he was. His face will never leave our memory's and his spirit will never leave our heart's. You raised a young man you should be very proud of that impacted many of his friend's lives in such positive ways. I called him "Petey," and everytime I did, he used to say what's up "T-Bone" with a huge smile. These are the types of memories that will never leave my heart or mind. I know there will be a day when I see his smiling face again in a better place as he welcomes all his friend's and family into heaven like he used to welcome all of with open arms into his life, his home and all the places are path's would cross.
My thought's and prayers will be with all of you as we honor the memory of your son for a lifetime. God Bless Peter Paul Apollo. RIP
To Peter and his friends and family,
It has been about 10 years since the 9/11 tragedy and today I finally learn about Peter passing away in the World Trade Center attack.
Peter was a highly respected brother of mine in Pi Kappa Phi at the University of South Carolina. He was always so positive, upbeat and had outstanding character. It just seems like yesterday (17 years ago) that we were hanging out with our other frat brothers, attending formals and having fun in college.
It hurts to know after all these years that I also lost a brother and friend from Pi Kapp on 9/11/01.
Your brother in Pi Kappa Phi,
Jo Ann Biviano
My name is Jo Ann Biviano. I am from Moorestown, New Jersey, and am a singer/songwriter/pianist. I have an inspirational song that I wrote about 9/11, entitled "I'll Always Remember". It is a song of hope and reflection. My hope is to have this heard all around the world and that people will "connect" with it and remember the day when we were bound in such a unique way.
I would be honored if you would give this song "I'll Always Remember" the opportunity to be heard on your website. I believe it would be soothing and relevant to those listening.
The utube link is:
I wish you peace.
Jo Ann Biviano
MAY GOD BLESS PETER APOLLO.NEVER FORGET 911..YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS...
PETER MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALWAYS.WE WILL NEVER FORGET..
May god bless you always!!!
Your peculiar name stuck with me all these years. We spoke briefly during freshmen orientation at the University of South Carolina, summer 1992 and you seemed to be a man of great character. Thanks for shaking my hand. God's speed, Apollo...Allen Thompson, Class of 1996.
To Deborah Johnson:
Approx 1 1/2 yrs ago, I purchased a Prayer of Peace memory bracelet w/Peter P. Apollo's name inscribed on it. I have often wondered who he was, what his life was like & who knew him. Was he from New York? What about his family - how are they? Were you & Peter going to be married?
To Peter and his family:
Peter and I were very good buddies. If fact we were fraternity brothers at the University of South Carolina. I will always remember Peter for 2 important reasons: His ability to be sincere and caring. He would do anything for anyone and helped me many times in my early days at College. Peter, as you read this, looking down from above, take care and know that you are loved.
I was just searching for the meaning of of my name amd came across this and my name is Apollo.
MY CONDOLENCES GO TO ALL THE PEOPLE HE CARED ABOUT AM IN AFRICA AND THIS REALLY AFFECTED EVERY ONE!
BE STRONG AND THE LORD WILL SEE YOU THRU!
Peter Paul Brennan
My sincerest condolences to the family of Peter Paul Apollo and to his fiance Debra Johnson.
Peter Paul was twice blessed in life with the names of the apostles and I am sure that he is now in their presence in heaven where he is waiting for you in joy and peace and love.
His life is not ended but changed and he lives in your hearts and memories and love as well.
I will remember him and you in my prayers and masses.
Fr. Peter Paul Brennan
I just want to send my prayers out to the whole Apollo family. I went to high school, middle school, grade school basicly grew up with Peter he was a cool cat. I will always remember him for the way he was always happy and positive, you will always be in my prayers Pet-Nice. You'll be very much missed but your name will ring bells forever.
ONE-LUV Barry Woods Class of 92'
I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh, but Jesusí love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesusí arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still:
Try to look beyond earthís shadows,
Pray to trust our Fatherís Will.
There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth Ė
You shall rest in Jesusí land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!
Debra Johnson, I randomly picked your loved ones name from this list and saw your touching love letters. Thank you for sharing some of your thoughts about Peter. No one will ever know him the way you did - such a special experience for you, I am sure! I am SO very sorry for your loss. I will be married in two months and have often thought about what would happen if I lost my love, and I cannot bear the thought. Here you are, going through it! Please know that others who do not know you are thinking of you and your pain, and care about you. I hope that your pain will subside someday, and YES, you will see him again and there will be no fear, no pain and no war.
God bless you Debra!
Melinda Guarino, Massachusetts
Father we entrust our brother Peter to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
Peter was a loving caring individual who did everything to help others. He taught me how to love and live life day by day. I want Peter to be remembered for his kind heart and generousity. He was my fiance and I will never forget him for the rest of my life.
Wherever my life will lead me, wherever I may go, and whoever I may meet - I know in my heart that I will be reunited with my loved one Peter Paul Apollo once again in a better place.
My words of encouragement for anyone who has lost someone as I have lost the love of my life:
NEVER give up hope, we will all meet again. Life is but an instant, it passes so quickly, so be kind to all while here on this earth - it means more than you can ever imagine.
Peter - My Love,
Today is the day before Christmas Eve and yet September 11 was three months ago it feels like yesterday to me. I still can't believe that you were taken away from me so suddenly and so tragically. I can't help but still ask WHY?
I want to thank you for showing me how to love and live life to the fullest - you were and still are my inspiration. I will miss you today, tomorrow and forever. Your memory will live inside my heart and in my dreams till the day we meet again.
Love You Baby,
In my heart you were my husband 11/16/2001 Forever