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In Tribute to Laurie Ann Neira
48 years old.   Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Passenger of Flight 11

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On the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 on Art Hill in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO, a flag was displayed in rememberance for each individual lost that terrible day. A truly moving memorial made personal by allowing the adoption of flags through a small donation to the Semper Fi Injured Marines Fund. My flag is in memory of Laurie Ann Niera. To the family and friends of Laurie Ann, I wish you all well. I feel honored that through this tiny connection, your wife, mother, grandmother and friend, will be remembered whenever the American Flag is displayed at my home.

*** Posted by Tina Kornmeier on 2011-09-20 ***

I saw your name on the memorial, "Making of 9/11 Memorial." Looked up your name. I was curious about who you were. You were just one name out of many, but you were the most imprtant person in the world to your family. God Bless you and your family. Boston, MA

*** Posted by Carolyn on 2011-09-11 ***

I saw your name on the memorial, "Making of 9/11 Memorial." Looked up your name. I was curious about who you were. You were just one name out of many, but you were the most imprtant person in the world to your family. God Bless you and your family. Boston, MA

*** Posted by Carolyn on 2011-09-11 ***

Frannie: I worked with your mother for that transcription company (still am) but never met her. I will never forget that day as long as I live. At that time, I was living 1 hr north of Bakersfield, but I grew up first in Downey and then Huntington Beach. Now I'm 45 mi southeast of San Fran. I woke up late that morning, my alarm did not go off - a woman's voice woke me up saying "dead" - when I looked at the clock it was 5:30am. I dashed downstairs, called the Monrovia office, and Michael in the transcription room cut me off - "Nance, go turn on the TV quick" and he hung up. And I saw. And I cried for days. Even now, as I get ready to print out a fresh sticker for my car as a tribute to your mother whom I never knew, I have tears in my eyes. I cannot tell you enough how sorry I am for you and your father and brother and all of your family for losing your mother that day. I cannot. I can only pray for you all. And here is another connection: my big brother's best friend from Catholic grade school in Downey is a fire captain in LA County, and Steve's words were chosen to be placed at PA memorial site. I did get to go back to NY - with my Coast Guard NJ based son - this last Feb. 2009 - my first time back east since I was 17 in '74 - and I wanted to place flowers at the site, but I did not know you could not anymore, so with the kind permission of this security woman at Trinity Church, she let me leave them with a note for your mother at the Blessed Mother's statue on the right side of the church in the private chapel area. So once again, I am thinking of all of you I have never met but believe me when I tell you that I am sending you prayers and love, and always God bless you. I also left a message for you on Legacy. In Christ's name, I pray for you all - Nance Johnsen

*** Posted by Nancy Palajac Johnsen on 2009-09-09 ***

Dear Frannie,

I've been so concerned for you, Michael, and Amanda. I hope your new life has brought you some peace. I think of you often, especially on this horrible anniversary. I hope you have been able to find happiness, and I would really love to hear from you. My email is the same.

All my love to you,

*** Posted by Michele Graham on 2008-09-12 ***

Laurie and I were best friends when we were teenagers. We lived in Rowley, MA. We met on the school bus on the way to high school (the one where we went in Newburyport) and also worked at the same job after school. We went back and forth to New York City to explore the "Big Apple." After a few weekend trips to New York, we moved there when we were 18. I have very special memories of Laurie and all the laughs we had together! I am so saddened to find out that she was on that flight on 9/11/01. Fond memories of Laurie will always be with me.

*** Posted by Debbie (Madruga) Richards on 2008-01-19 ***

I want to say how sorry I am for the passing of your mother. My mother was good friends with her when they lived in Rowley, MA. Laurie and my mother, Debbie, moved to New York together in 1970 where Laurie met your dad. She tells me they had a lot of good times. My mother just found out of the passing and is very sad.

*** Posted by Rachael Madruga on 2008-01-16 ***

I never knew Laurie, but we worked for the same company. That day is a day I will never forget.

*** Posted by Helen Chandler on 2006-11-16 ***

Laurie, you were a great lady and will be missed!

*** Posted by Dominic Sarabia on 2005-02-18 ***

My Mother was born on 12/08/1952 in Amesbury, MA.  She lived there until 1970 at the age of 18 when she moved to New York, then met my father Gilberto Neira. In 1975, they, along with me moved to Los Angeles, CA to start a new life.  For many years, our family made the usual 5 hour flight to Boston to visit my Motherís family.  I went with her on what would be her last trip to see her family.  This time, we took separate flights and met in Boston, just her and I.  We had the best time together. Then, on 09/11/01 we went to the airport together.  The car rental shuttle dropped off at her terminal first, she going on American and me going on Delta.  My last words to her were, see you back home.  She was taken from this earth less then 2 hours later. I didnít find out the terrorist attack until my plane had to make an emergency landing in Ohio, where I remained for 3 days (all flights were grounded) alone to deal with my grief.

Laurie Neira was the glue that held our family together. She was the most loving and caring person I have ever known.  She was a loving and devoted Wife and Mother to me and my brother Christopher.  She was also a doting Grandmother to my daughter Amanda-she couldnít wait to be a Grandma! She was taken from our family too soon and left a void that will never be filled again.

Francisca (Neira) Wester

El Segundo, CA

*** Posted by Francisca Wester on 2003-11-30 ***

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