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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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While I never met Georgie Cain personally, I have certainly done so through his loving family. Having met his mom Rosemary and sister Nancy, I feel like I know him through their inner strength---their special ways of the heart.

And I thank God for being such good friends with Georgie's sister Erin as well as his father Danny. I have never befriended two more unforgettable personalities in my life. And so I feel like I see Georgie in their souls, which surely embody his well known, unique spirit.

While I wish I'd walked with their hero personally, simply touching Georgie thru his family is a heartfelt memory I'll always have. He was so unique. I think of Georgie at peace skiing thru the clouds--and I think of his loving family more than they know.

God bless them on this day, 9/11/07, and every day

Bill Butler
Camden Maine

*** Posted by bill butler on 2007-09-11 ***

"Aunt Rosemary",

I haven't seen or spoken to you in quite a while. I'm the youngest of the Florida Frains. I can't possibly express to all of you how sorry I am that you have lived through what you all have over the last 6 years. We are on the eve of the anniversary, and my 10-year-old daughter had a homework assignment today. She was to write a story on who she thought was a true American Hero. I took her to NYC this past June for her 10th Birthday and visited Ground Zero. I cried when I saw George's name, and Meagan asked why.... I told her that I knew George and that he was my cousins' cousin. Well, she didn't get it. She just assumes that all of my cousins are her cousins. So, when she received this homework assignment, she did not hesitate to "Google" his name. That is what brought me to this site.... I just thought that you should know that not only does my daughter, who has never met George, think that he is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO, but the rest of the Florida Frains do as well. Our hearts go out to you and your family in this week before the anniversary of his death. Our thanks go out to a True American Hero! God Bless.

*** Posted by Maureen Whittle on 2007-09-05 ***

He was my mom's cousin's cousin. It was hard going to New York and finding out that he died trying to save so many people. When I went to New York with my mom, we went to the memorial and found his name. I took a picture and circled it, so now we have a picture of his name. Although I had never met him, I know he must have been really brave to go to help. Mom says he was a great dancer. Thank you, George.

*** Posted by Meagan on 2007-09-05 ***

I first saw George when I moved into the house where he used to live. His mass card was in the window overlooking our driveway. I never took it down. It just looked like he was watching over my husband and me. I have had his name in my head for the last 5 years that I have lived here. I have seen his mother on TV. One day, when I was on my way home from getting my hair cut, I pulled into my driveway, and there was a lady there. She was very upset. I asked if I could help her, and she said that her brother used to live here. I knew right away that she must be George's sister. I got out, and we spoke about him for a short time. It was almost the anniversary of 9/11. I offered her to come in, but she declined. I think about their family often, and about George. I do feel like he has watched over us for the past five years that we have lived here, and do feel better knowing that. I only wish that I knew him in life, not just by the photo in the window.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-08 ***

Although we never met George, we recently visited the 9/11 site, having come across the Fire Station next door to the area after enjoying a ferry ride back and forth to the Statue of Liberty earlier in the day. We were on vacation visiting New York from Arizona. (The irony of the trip to the Statue of Liberty followed by an unplanned trip to the 9/11 site and the Fire Station next door is interesting)

When we came upon the Fire Station and the small museum next door, someone asked if we were interested in a tour. I wasn't sure if my twin 5 year olds would comprehend the story but thought it would be a great opportunity to learn more so we waited, then were greeted by George's mother who introduced herself. Mrs. Cain was very gracious and did well to articulate her son's life before 9/11 and the events leading up to and after that day. My wife and I were impressed with Mrs. Cain's composure and her effort to help educate our group on the events surrounding 9/11. She was such a strong speaker my twin 5 year old girls didn't flinch, paying full attention for over an hour. It was obvious Mrs. Cain has experienced some healing over the last 5.5 years, but the loss and pain will remain until she is reunited with her son. As we learned about the memorial inside the American Express building ("tear drops") Mrs. Cain approached us and gave me a laminated memorial card in memory of her son which I found humbling and very touching. This card sits on the end table between my daughter's twin beds and we add George Cain to our prayer list every night.

I am amazed how much of Mrs. Cain's story my kids recall and I often ask them to repeat the story of George Cain when friends and relatives visit. I also wish to recognize the volunteer Fire Fighter who accompanied us on the tour with Mrs. Cain (I can't recall his name but I remember his face and story very clearly) for his story was every bit as unforgettable.

George: We never met you but rest assured your mom is doing an incredible job ensuring your short time with us is celebrated and not forgotten.

*** Posted by Jim - Arizona on 2007-03-27 ***

I personally have never met George Cain. But I did meet his mom, back last summer,when Mrs. Cain saw our firetruck from Leesburg, Va drive up to the ground zero memorial site last August '06. That's when I learned more about the sacrifice her son gave that horrible day in '01. Mrs. Cain touched my life by being open and sincere, and to this very day, I wear her son's bracelet on every call, fire, everywhere his memory is carried way down here in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. My roots are in Long Island NY, and here in Virginia. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't say a prayer for all those brave men and women, and especially their families.

*** Posted by CPT. William Firsching SFVFD on 2007-03-02 ***

I lived on the same block as George's fire house and we used to chat that summer before 9-11. I learned that he loved his job and loved life. He truly embraced it while he was here. I didn't know him long but he had a huge impact on my life. I think of him often.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2006-09-11 ***


*** Posted by Anonymous on 2006-05-13 ***

George Cain would have been 40 this year.  I miss you and I love you.

*** Posted by anonymous on 2006-04-24 ***

George was my baby brother. I called him "Georgie", which he didn't seem to mind, unless I called the firehouse and they paged him over the sound system, then he got embarrassed. But he was a wonderful brother. The best!! George was a wonderful person. A wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend. He loved the outdoors, and was an avid skiier and lived in Telluride, Colorado for about 5 years before coming home to become a NYC firefighter. He loved his job, but loved life and his family more. His laughter was contagious. His spirit and love of nature is something he has passed on to his niece and nephews. He taught them to ski, golf, hike, and love the ocean as well as the mountains. Life is not the same without him. We hold an annual golf outing, with the proceeds to help High Hopes Therapuetic Riding School, in Connecticut. My sister Erin works there as a volunteer. The foundation helps children with the bonding process of horseback riding. It's a wonderful memorial to Georgie. We love and miss him more today than ever. Til we meet again, we go through each day, waiting to hold him and hear his laughter again.. Love you with all my heart Georgie, your sister Nancy xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

*** Posted by George C. Cain on 2005-03-17 ***

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