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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 never met melissa, but my heart goes out to her, her family and all the people who died or were touched on september 11th, 2001.  i wrote a song about 9/11 and her voice starts the song off.  it can be found here-http://spacedive.panicnow.net/audio.html
it is called the innocent. 
may you rest in peace and your memory never be forgotten.

*** Posted by andy on 2004-01-08 ***

I never knew her. Or anyone else whose lives were cut short by 9/11.  But, the few short words from her to her husband in S.F. that I heard on "In Memoriam" hit me hard. "Sean, it's me. I just wanted to let you know that I love you, and I'm stuck in this building in New York...."  I learned a whole new perspective on the fragility of human life. My prayers are with them all.

*** Posted by Jeffrey Hege on 2003-11-23 ***

You know we all re-visit 9-11 with great sadness and tenderness and each time we do, we cry a little more, bear the pain a little more. This was a young couple everyone would root for: beautiful, intelligent, gracious, and seeminly holy. I pray for the family, I pray for each and everyone of us here in the United States and on our earth. I pray we beg for God's forgiveness, his mercy; that we turn our hearts toward Him. 9-11 showed me we are in control of nothing. It showed me once and for all, life is truly a spiritual choice of choosing God, believing in Jesus, or simply suffering the consequences of satan. Its hard to believe it so simple. God bless you Hughes family, God bless you.

*** Posted by Isabel Smith on 2003-10-30 ***

I didn't know Melissa. I heard her message to her husband on the morning of 9-11, or sometimes I wonder if I dreamed it. But it must have been real, as I've seen the same message verbatim on several memorial sites.
I have never met, or heard of, anyone so strong. In such a hellish situation her only thought was to let her husband know how much she loved him.
This has changed me. From reading the comments of others, I am not the only one who was touched by Melissa's last moments. I am not as selfish as I was, and I try daily to live up to what Melissa would have done in any situation.
I am much older than she was, I am fifty-eight, but I feel it is never too late to change.
I want to express my appreciation to her for setting this example for all of us. She truly is a hero. I can only hope she lived more in her thirty-one years than most of us do in a lifetime, and in reading her bios, it sounds like she did!

*** Posted by Fran on 2003-10-01 ***

We never met, Melissa, and lived very different lives, yet when I think of 9-11-01, it is your face and your voice I hear repeated in my mind. Your last thoughts were of the man you loved and dreamed of sharing your life with. How unselfish of you. You looked death head on and thought of others first.

Since 9-11 I have changed my life. I live for the present and not for the future. I enjoy today instead of worrying about tomorrow. Today is all we have. There is no promise of tomorrow. I live by that very thought now. I like to think I give more and care more now. I try to tell my loved ones how much they mean to me EVERY DAY, because, like you, I want their last memory of me to be hearing my voice say "I love you."

May you rest in peace and my your family be comforted by the knowledge that your death has changed many people's lives for the better.

God bless,
Denise Scharding Grdnic

*** Posted by Denise Scharding Grdnic on 2003-09-03 ***

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