QUEENS WEEKLY, AUGUST 30, 2020
Covid-19 and the tragedy of September 11th share a common thread:
the awful loss of our loved ones!
The attacks on the World Trade Center still take the lives of those
who responded, removing the smashed remains of the Towers while
searching for those consumed by the fires within. Nearly 3,000 of our
citizens died within the Twin Towers, but thousands were saved by First
Responders who performed their heroic duty. The awful losses sustained
by the FDNY, NYPD and PAPD were devastating.
The virus has taken over 170,000 of our loved ones, family members,
neighbors and friends. Our lives have been twisted fearing everyone.
Work, socialization, contact with another human have all become
memories...locked in, hurting in so many ways, while praying for a
St. Michael’s refused to forget the First Responders and those who
responded to the tragedy. St. Michael’s is proud to have created, with
the support of the community, monuments to all First Responders and a
Wall of Remembrance of those who died as a result of working on “The
St. Michael’s Cemetery was a resource to the citizens of New York
during the Covid crisis of March and April. Our Staff aided families
who suddenly sustained the death of loved ones to the unseen heinous
virus that continues to seek victims. We stood with families during the
worst of the onslaught and will, as we did during the Spanish Flu of 100
hundred years ago, be here for all who need us.
St. Michael’s honors the lives of those entrusted to us. We refuse to be
a warehouse for the past, but rather a resource to the memories of those
who live within our hearts. We share in knowing that those who live in
our hearts will live forever. We shall never forget!