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In Tribute to George Cain
35 years old.   Residence: Massapequa, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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On the eve of the 9th anniversary, I am taking time this evening to reflect on that fateful day. When I remember things about 9/11, I always have George on my mind and the memories of that little boy racing his bicycle up and down his street. God bless you, Georgie!

*** Posted by Lisa Spaghetti on 2010-09-09 ***

In early October of 2001, my husband, assistant chief Jim Love, and I made a trip to NY from Omaha, Nebraska. We felt that we needed to help in whatever way we could. It changed our lives by what we saw. The devastation was unreal. We went to Rockaway for a memorial service, where we meet Rosemary Cain. She gave us a picture of her son that we still have to this day. She told us, "Now you know someone who was taken on 9/11." We will never forget that day. What a wonderful mother, who has touched so many lives. We will be at the ten-year anniversary. This year we will be at Notre Dame stadium on 9/11/10. We will be wearing a fire helmet with a shirt dedicated to George Cain. May he rest in peace. Never forget what this has done to our country. God bless you all.

*** Posted by captain/paramedic Shaya Love on 2010-09-06 ***

I will keep a picture of you on my desk to remember what you gave for your country. I serve my country with that as my reminder of why we do what we do. Thank you, Mr. Cain, for the ultimate sacrifice you made. God Bless your loved ones and the hearts you touched.

Even though you are gone, you are still at work here, I will let you live thru my office as I serve and remember you each year on this day.

*** Posted by Haley Shackelford on 2010-08-25 ***

“There is no greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend.”
John 15:13

What, then, does this say about those like George who gave their lives to save strangers? I can't help but believe that God has a very special place in his kingdom for these heroes.

“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.”
Charles Dickens
Tale of Two Cities

I wish you peace.

*** Posted by Michael Knapp on 2010-08-17 ***

I came by this site by way of a dollar bill I received with the name George C Cain on it. I looked his name up on the computer and found this site. I cannot began to tell you how sad a day this was and still is, even for someone like me with no ties whatsoever to 9/11. All I know is that when I saw it happening, I felt like I was watching a horror show, and there was nothing I could do about it. George and the others gave their lives for something that hurt a lot of people. They should not be forgotten, but be honored at the utmost highest level. We as people on this here earth should make sure that their legacy be a cornerstone for others to learn from. May god have mercy on us all.

*** Posted by Kent Mitchell on 2010-06-14 ***

I had a friend named George Cain in Fort Worth Texas and was looking him up on Facebook and found this website. I have had tears while reading the wonderful messages sent and wish to express my own. I did not personally know anyone who lost their life in 9-1-1, but I watched in horror as everyone did with the events of that day. May God bless each of these families, their friends and loved ones, and the memories they cherish of these HEROES. May we never have to endure this type of tragedy again.

*** Posted by Judy Fletcher on 2009-10-15 ***

Just want to say that we are thinking of you and your family, and of course, George, today... you and my husband met in New York several months after the 9/11.. he was working with the Salvation Army and got to talk with you... we have George's picture and pray daily for your family... Thank you for giving the world a hero and thank you for all you do to help us remember what it's all about!
Kimberley Duncan

*** Posted by Kimberley Duncan on 2009-09-11 ***

I just read all of the messages posted by your family and friends sharing their thoughts and feelings with you about your son, George.... What a great legacy to be remembered in this way. My thoughts and prayers are with you and with your family as well.

*** Posted by Gary on 2009-09-09 ***

Even after all this time, whenever I watch a programme about 9/11, I still cry. I may be thousands of miles away, and I don't know your family, but I hope time is healing. I know you will never forget, but I hope you always focus on the happy memories you have.  X

*** Posted by Lynne Vickers (York, UK) on 2009-09-08 ***

Still thinking of you all at this time.

*** Posted by firefighter Wexford Ireland on 2009-09-04 ***

I was a volunteer at the Taj, at Ground Zero, and had the privilege of meeting Rosemary Cain, George’s mom. Although 8 years have passed since that unfathomable day, I cannot help but feel it was just yesterday. The sights, the sounds, the smells, the larger than life magnitude of what had occurred rises up in my present life experiences some days, and it is as vivid as if I were there again. At the same time, the connections, bonds, and friendships that evolved out of that darkness continue to add to my life and enrich me. And every now and again, I experience a nudge from God that reminds me to keep the 9/11 victims and their families in my prayers and thoughts. One such moment that is more recent is that I had the opportunity to order a memorial bracelet to honor a fallen fire fighter, but I did not have the option of selecting a particular person. The bracelet I was sent was that of Charles Mendez from Ladder 7, and when I wear it, it is my way of putting out a blessing to his family and loved ones. So today, when I did a Google search of his name, his company and fellow fallen firefighters came up as well. And just like God, reminding me to whisper a prayer for Rosemary Cain, I found out that Georgie was from the same company as Charles. So, here I am, just showing my respect and my honor to both these beautiful lives cut short, and in particular letting Rosemary know (I know she knows it) that I am thinking of her and that I love her dearly. We will NEVER forget. God bless the families and loved ones of the victims.

*** Posted by Denise Villamia on 2009-06-24 ***

I was the RED ZONE Coordinator, in charge of all relief efforts at Ground Zero when George's body was recovered. I had the privilege and honor of praying with his mother Rosemary, a wonderful woman, who volunteered her time at the Taj Mahal (a relief tent set up for the firefighters, police, and other workers at Ground Zero). I still have a lanyard with George's picture on it.... I will forever honor his memory and be indebted to the last full measure that he paid for our country. God bless you, George! You were a wonderful man!

*** Posted by Daniel Duncan on 2009-06-15 ***

George was my bro: ski buddy, golf partner, a pal. I am proud to have been his friend.

*** Posted by mike o'connor on 2009-06-01 ***

To the Family and Friends of Firefighter George C. Cain:

Hello, there. My name is Chad Bassett, and I am a firefighter for Fairmount Fire Protection District in Golden, Colorado. On September 11, 2008, 342 other firefighters from around the Denver metro area and I participated in an annual stair climb event at the Qwest High Rise in downtown Denver. Each member, wearing the gear they chose, climbed 110 flights of stairs to honor those who lost their lives on September 11. I wore my full bunker gear, SCBA pack, and carried a halogen up the 55 flights of stairs, that we consecutively climbed twice. It was quite an experience, and a great work out, might I add.

You are probably wondering why I am telling you all of this, and what does Mr. George C. Cain have to do with anything of it. Each member participating received a name tag photo of a fallen firefighter, and the photo I received happened to be Firefighter George Cain. The coordinator of this event is a district chief for Denver Fire by the name of David Mcgrail. Before the 343 Firefighters started the stair climb, Mcgrail explained the reasoning behind the name tags, and told us that we would be climbing to represent the particular person we had received from the list. I climbed those stairs as hard as I could, while representing Firefighter Cain around my neck. I felt very proud that day and was honored to wear his name tag.

I read George C. Cain’s biography and was very impressed. What a coincidence it was that he had spent time in Colorado, being that I am a native here. I, too, like skiing, running, fishing, and just being in the outdoors. Colorado was definitely the right place for him to spend time. He sounded like an extraordinary person who was very independent, trustworthy, and very well-loved by his family and crew.

I am honored to have participated in this event, and even more honored to have worn a picture of Firefighter George Cain while climbing the stairs. I hope that someone will read this and get a smile on their face, or even a tear of joy and remembrance.

Thank you,
Chad Bassett
Fairmount Fire Protection District
chadbassett1 (at) comcast (dot) net

*** Posted by Chad Bassett on 2008-09-24 ***

I love and miss you sooo much, Uncle Georgiee! I wish I could see you again and laugh with you again!
love you =]

*** Posted by meaghan on 2008-09-11 ***

I met you Rosemary last October. I am from Ireland and it was a privilege to have met you, I am thinking of you and your family on this sad day. I hope you and the family get through the day without much pain.
All my thoughts are with you
Sharon Quinlivan Co. Clare

*** Posted by sharon Quinlivan on 2008-09-11 ***

To George's mother Rosemary
I remember 9/11, when we worked together at Liberty Mutual.
We could see the WTC from our window burning. I remember you saying that this was George's beat and that he was there. I remember when they said that the buildings collapsed. I remember you frantic and the calls from his sisters about George. I pray for you and your family today, the Lord is right by your side.
Love Joanne Culkin

*** Posted by Joanne Culkin on 2008-09-11 ***

George Cain taught me a huge lesson in life: "Always say what you need to say to someone before its too late to have the opportunity." I saw him the Sunday before 9-11 in the gym, and I wanted to apologize to him for something that happened a few years earlier, but I didn't because I was scared of what he would think of me. I remember thinking, "Oh, I will wait until the next time I see him at the gym," and of course that never happened. I will never forget this, and I have apologized to him in my prayers since 9-11, and I hope he can forgive me. He was a wonderful and kind person with a heart-of-gold, and he will always be that person who taught me the biggest lesson of my life.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-04 ***

Following the anniversary of 9/11 George's name was on TV. I wanted to read a little about one of the heroes on what was the worst day in history. My thoughts and prayers, all these years on, are still with the families of those lost. God bless you all.

*** Posted by Paul Bishop (Paramedic, UK) on 2007-09-27 ***

I knew George in school and would see him around town; he always had a great smile. I will never forget him and his bravery, I will make sure my children know all about George Cain. Your family obviously loved you dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to them.

--robert killeen

*** Posted by robert killeen on 2007-09-11 ***

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