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Joshua David Birnbaum
World Trade Center, New York City, NY
Employer: Cantor Fitzgerald

New York, NY 
Age: 24

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I have been wearing a memory bracelet of Joshua for the last 9 years. It reads "Joshua David Birnbaum, WTC". My sister-in-law bought if for me from her church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is with me every day even though I never knew him. I was pregnant with my second child when the Towers collasped. I will never---NEVER--forget and pray for him and his family everyday. He gives me hope and inspiration every day, especially when I just think things are too hard. I have broken the bracelet twice, and told it wasn't worth fixing. To me, it is priceless. If anyone in the family would like to speak to me, or see a picture of it, please e-mail me. God Bless you and your family.


i've never met josh. in fact i'd never been to new york until the year following 9/11. i first read about josh in a magazine; rolling stone i think. that article & josh's story had such a huge impact on me. it was incredible how much a stranger could affect me. after reading that article, i would see josh's name many more times. now, when i think about 9/11, i automatically think about josh. i speak about him as if i knew him personally. when i went to new york, i went to ground zero to say some things to josh. i relaize i never know him but even i needed some closure. i cried there that day because of all the innocence & time that was taken. i guess i just wanted to say; i'm extremely sorry for your loss. i do know what it feels like to lose someone close, and all i can offer are warm thoughts. i'm so very sorry that he is (physically) gone. i hope that you do find comfort in these words. your son, relative & friend is constantly in my thoughts & i believe, forever, in my heart.

Arthur and Cyrella

Dear Joshua,
We are thinking of you every day. It has been almost 2.5 years since you left the earth. Your spirit is with us all the time.
We miss you.
Love your cousins,
Arthur and Cyrella



I think about you all the time. I have no words to express how I feel about what happened, only an overwhelming sense of pain and loss. I stumbled on this website and wanted to contribute something.

You were truly a wonderful person. We miss you on all the holidays. You were a great cousin and role model. I just wish that we had more time to share the events in our lives.



I was just playing a record you played for me sometime ago and found this website. You're forever on my mind and in my heart. Miss you.

Fauve Gauthier

My heart goes out to your family and friends. You'll always have a place in all our hearts forever as a person who died for the rest of us.


You are so missed Josh..... wish you were here....love always...mac

Marcel (Josh's Mom)

My dearest Josh,
It has been nearly 9 months since all of our lives changed forever.We miss you so much. You will be in our hearts forever. Until we meet again.

Tim Daniello

I will never forget you Josh. My heart goes out to your family and friens. You'll always have a place in all our hearts forever.