|Image from Project 2,996|
45 years old
Resident of New York
Worked for the Port Authority
Victim of World Trade Center Attack 9/11
Appears to have passed away subsequent to 9/11
I looked and searched for details of your death. I looked and searched for details of your life. Unfortunately, not much was to be found.
Forty-five years old is too young to die, but certainly there was time to live.
There must be a story there. There must be a story to tell.
I wonder: What if...?
What if your story is never told?
Then it occurs to me...
How many other stories never get told?
Deborah, I want to recognize you.
In the end, you are not a story. You are not a statistic. You are not a name. You are a person; you have a soul. You had a life and that life was cut short because of 9/11.
Deborah Merrick, we remember you by name. As we remember your death, we remember to celebrate life.
This tribute is part of Project 2,996, a cooperative online effort to keep alive the memories of the 2,996 victims of the 9/11/01 tragedy. See other participants, and their tributes to those lost, here.