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In Tribute to Melissa Harrington Hughes
31 years old.   Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Died in World Trade Center

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I knew Melissa. She was my cousin, and not a day goes that I don't think of her. I just want her to know that I love and miss her and that we all think about her. My mom is deeply crushed, for it was her side of the family. My mother, Mary Harrington, still can't get over it. I just can't believe that it all happened, and even though I was in 4th grade when it happened, I never got the significance and importance she really had. I miss her so much and go through old photos and I just start to cry. I am so blessed, Cooper. Melissa's new nephew was born and especially this year on 9/11! How ironic! But he has brought some peace to our hearts. Thank you. <3

*** Posted by Erin on 2007-09-16 ***

I still often think of Melissa, and on 9/11, I especially thought of her family. The past six years have flown, but I hope they have brought some peace.

*** Posted by Tricia O'Connor on 2007-09-13 ***

Melissa, you and your family are in our prayers. You are missed by all. God Bless!

*** Posted by Rob Acker on 2007-09-11 ***

Thoughts and prayers are with you.

*** Posted by Tonia on 2007-09-11 ***

I cannot believe six years has passed... I think of you often, you are still very much alive in my memory. Little things remind me of you - cheese pizza, bad Lifetime movies, big puddles of water (watch out!), Stevie Wonder, and I could go on and on.

I miss you.

*** Posted by MLE on 2007-09-11 ***

To the Hughes and Harrington families....

You all and Melissa are still with me. I shall never forget.

With Love,

*** Posted by Ellen on 2007-09-10 ***

That answering machine message Melissa left for her husband should be accessible on this website. It's one of the most touching, moving and truly unforgettable remembrances of the entire 9/11 tragedy.

[Ed. - That would require the Harrington family's permission. For the time being, try CNN Search within the page for "Melissa." Or, better yet, try an article from 'The Independent' archived at Findarticles.com ].

*** Posted by Deb (Newspaper journalist in VA) on 2006-09-15 ***

God bless Melissa Hughes and her family. God bless all the victims of 9/11. You are all heroes.

*** Posted by Linda Aquilino on 2006-09-14 ***

Melissa and Sean were married on the same day as my husband and I. Every year since 9/11 I think of them both and say a little prayer that Sean has had the courage to go on and find peace and happiness in his life. I know that if it had been me instead of Melissa I would have wanted my husband to find happiness after all the misery. I will continue to remember these two long after 9/11 has left the headlines, and remember them on the special day we shared (without ever having known it). I pray that Sean and Melissa's family continue to heal, and love.

A friend from Canada : )

*** Posted by Susie Wilson on 2006-09-13 ***

I can remember hearing Melissa's story and seeing her husband on Good Morning America and thinking to myself how horrified he must have felt. I was getting married two weeks after 9/11 occurred, and I can remember thinking to myself and telling my husband how much their story touched me. You could feel the love between the two of them. My heart went out to them that day and still does five years later. I never knew Melissa but I have always had her and her family in my prayers. God bless her and to all the victims of 9/11. You are all truly heroes.

*** Posted by Linda Aquilino, NJ on 2006-09-13 ***

I never knew her, but the pictures of a beautiful bride with the beaming smile will stay with me forever. Five years later I can still hear the voice leaving a message for her husband knowing that she would never see him again and think of her courage always.

*** Posted by Kiki on 2006-09-12 ***

Every time I think of 911 I remember Melissa's story and the photos and comments from her husband. I too was newly married and around the same age, and for some reason I identified with her. I tried to look her up in the published memorial with all the victims a couple of years ago, but I couldn't remember her name until today when I finally saw it on the ticker on CNN that they were running on the 5 year anniversary. I've often thought about her family and her husband specifically and said a little prayer. Just a little thought from a stranger in Mississippi. May God be with her family and friends.

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

I never knew Melissa but each time I think of 9-11 she automatically pops into my head. I remember the phone call to her husband and then to her dad. I could not imagine the pain they went through when they were aware of what she was experiencing. My thoughts are with you always and may you be blessed in every way possible.

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

Although I don't know you Melissa,I think of you and your message often. I pray for your loved ones in that their emptiness is filled by God's love and the beautiful mark you left with us.

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

This year (2006) the University of Texas at Tyler will have a special ceremony marking the 5 year anniversary of this horrific event. Each of us will wear the names of one of these heroes who lost their lives. I am the one who will have the honor to wear Melissa’s name next to my heart that day.

*** Posted by Jesse Acosta on 2006-09-08 ***

I didnt know Melissa at all, but i am so sorry for all of the things that has happened. I am doing a school project on her and i am glad for all the people that support her. September is coming to it's 5 year anneversary and people dont remember it untill that day comes and the patronism is leaving and we forget about the respect. Well in loving memeory. May Melissa's live live on in heaven and let her spirit rise.

12 years old from Rhode Island

*** Posted by Aleia-Lauren on 2006-06-14 ***


*** Posted by Anonymous on 2006-05-06 ***

stones and bones
snow and frost 
seeds and beans and polliwogs 
paths and twigs 
assorted kisses 
we all know who melissa misses

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2005-08-05 ***

I didn't know Melissa but My heart goes out to the family.
I don't know how they are coping and what thier daily lives are all about. The world isn't the same but that beautiful young bride is forever always to the world.

*** Posted by janet on 2005-01-24 ***

I never knew or met Melissa, but I will never forget her. What a strong and beautiful woman she was. I still think of Melissa and her family often and pray for them as well. God bless.

*** Posted by Sarah Hacker on 2004-01-12 ***

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