11 September 2006

2996 Project

I haven’t read the 2996 project because the site appears to be down, but I think I’ve got the gist of things. Here is my tribute

Michael Cammarata, 22, Huguenot, N.Y

I sit here 5 years on thinking about what to write about a man I never met. A man that after I have read the tributes to him, I can see was loving, kind, caring, determined and brave. A man that was and still is a credit to his family, loved by many, never forgotten.

Michael was nine weeks into a 14 week programme with Engine 28, Ladder 11, Manhattan. He was described as “athletically gifted” and enjoyed and excelled at sports from a very young age. Michael had wanted to be a fire fighter since the age of 7, a dream realised when he achieved a perfect score on the FDNY exam. The day after the attacks his brother Joseph found a letter of what to should the worst happen – “Don’t Mourn Me”. I was going to write more but instead have left just a few of the links I found for Michael for you to read the heartfelt words left by family, friends and strangers alike.

May you rest in peace Michael. And that your loved ones are reunited someday with “the face”.








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