Thursday, September 10, 2009

Never forget

Manuel L. "Manny" Lopez, 54, was killed September 11, 2001.

A decision was made by Mr. Lopez that day-the decision to get out of his warm bed, kiss his beautiful family good-bye, and simply do what he did-provide for his family.

10 minutes before the first plane hit the World Trade Center, Mr. Lopez had a conversation with his wife regarding an upcoming house remodeling project. Mrs. Lopez heard the news of the attack, and immediately tried to call him back, to no avail.

I like to think their last words to each other were "I love you."

He was a man who believed in the American dream-immigrating from the Philippines, he worked hard to create a better life for his family.

He had a love of electronic gadgets and designer clothes.

He had a wife and 2 children who loved him dearly.

He had a wonderful sense of humor.

"He joked a lot and he loved to go shopping," his wife added.

It was the example of hard work, done with a sense of humor, that his son remembered. "He wanted to show me a better life," his son said.

I like to think that he succeeded.

Rest in peace in Mr. Lopez. You are not forgotten.

Source-Remember: September 11, 2001 at via

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John Davey said...

Thank you.

wirecutter said...

Thank you again.

Lula said...

Thank you-I was honored to participate.