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In Tribute to Lt. Timothy Higgins
43 years old.   Residence: Farmingville, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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Tonight I attended the "Hockey's Greatest Skate for America's Bravest" hockey game at the Fleet Center in Boston.  It was a bittersweet time due to the fact that my dad and I love hockey and were seeing the most amazing players in hockey back on the ice, but at the same time we had in mind the friends we had lost (and others almost lost) in the terrorist attacks.  My dad had worked in the 2nd tower for five years, but we moved to NJ afterwards, with him in a different division of his company.  He lost over 250 colleagues and many friends in the attacks.  My current roomate was working in NYC at the time in the 1st tower and was late to work that day, narrowly missing the collapse.  My point, however, is that we are often reminded of the heroism of others (that we don't knowJ) through odd occurrences.  As the NYC firefighters and policemen left the ice, they threw several hats to the crowd.  My dad snagged one and gave it to me.  Inside, it reads "Lt. Tim Higgins 9/11/01  Sq. 252  In Memory."  I feel honored to have this connection, albeit coincedental, to an amazing man.  My blessings go out to Tim's family and loved ones.

*** Posted by Katherine on 2003-09-28 ***

Almost two years ago I made a collage of pictures for my desk to remind me daily of the victims of 9/11. Sometime later I was looking at a NY newspaper internet site that was running obituaries of all the victims and I saw this face. The name said Timothy Higgins and for some reason it struck a chord in my heart (maybe because of my own brother Tim). I captured this face and placed it in the middle of my collage and not a day went by that I didn't wonder 'who' Tim might have been. I searched the Internet but couldn't find any more information. I changed jobs and the picture came home with me. In 2002 I came across CNN's site and again began my search through all the Tim(s) but I couldn't remember the last name. (I hadn't unpacked the collage when I left my job). So I searched with only the first name in my mind and printed off the pictures of all the Tim's I could find...then on ABC's 1 year memorial show I found the man behind the picture. I heard the name Tim and ran to get my collage and sure enough ... there he was. Tim Higgins..a brother, a son, a father and I am so happy to hear he was found...I am from a big Irish family with five brothers and I'm going to share Tim's brother's advice from tonight's program with them..to look each other in the eye and don't be afraid to say...I love you. We may never know the answer to the 'why' of it all but there is a certain peace in knowing one firefighter named Tim has touched so many lives. May God bless you all...hang in there Christopher...I will carry a prayer in my heart for you all ...forever...
 
Peggy (Kansas City, MO )
September 11, 2003

*** Posted by Peggy on 2003-09-11 ***

Tim will be loved and missed by many.  Although I did not know him well, he must have been one of the greatest men to ever live to raise and run a family like the Higgins and to be able to impact so many lives with such little time.  Crosses to the heart, we pray.

*** Posted by JP on 2003-09-09 ***

It's been two years since I lost my dad, Timothy Higgins.  It kinda suddenly hit me tonight that it's been that long.  My life has kept going since then but only because I survive on my memories of him.  For anyone who reads this and didn't know him, I want to tell you that he was and is the greatest father a teenage son could ask for.  We did everything a father and son could do and so much more beyond that.  He was my father, my teacher, my friend.  He made you laugh when you felt like crying which I recall now with a tear in my eye.  He always brought forth advice and was the hand on your shoulder that had your back in any situation.  When you think of him or us, don't cry, tell your own kids and family you love them because despite the use of the word "hero" to describe my father remember with a smile as I remind you he gained that title at home and that description of his work just followed that lead.  I love you Dad, and thanks to all those who post or read on this site.

*** Posted by Christopher Higgins on 2003-09-06 ***


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