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In Tribute to Norma Khan
45 years old.   Residence: Reston, Va.
Passenger of Flight 77

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I had the pleasure to know Norma through the NHCC. She was and will always remain a special person to me. I think of her regularly and especially each year on this day. She was a proud mother, a loyal friend and a kind person.

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

Love and miss you my dear friend.

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

Norma,
We think of you often, especially today, the 10th anniversary of the awful day that took you away from us. You are always in our hearts as we remember you, honor you, mourn you. We miss you!
Sharon, Kevin, James, Luke, Zach and Nicky

*** Posted by Sharon Virts Mozer on 2011-09-11 ***

On the first anniversary of 9/11, I participated in a memorial service as we each carried a flag in honor of the memory of someone who had perished in the 9/11 tragedy. Your name was called as I walked across the field with my flag. I have prayed for you and your family many times
since then, and often wondered about your life and family. I decided on the 10th anniversary to search for you, and was pleased to learn more about you from the comments above. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Emily - St Louis, MO

*** Posted by Emily Brown on 2011-09-09 ***

Norma, I remember working with you at Software AG Federal. Even though you were in VA and I was in GA, when we talked on the phone I could tell you were smiling. When I got to meet you, you were so friendly, warm and kind. I think about you often, and miss you a lot.

Ann Brown, Duluth, Georgia

*** Posted by Ann Brown on 2011-09-07 ***

Dear Norma, after 10 years since you left us I always think of your love for salsa dancing and you big smile. As a representative of American Airlines, I was honored to have handled your case and be able to assist your family with all arrangements. As a personal friend, it was an honor to have worked with you and enjoy a joke or two.
I have made a commitment to visit your memorial at the Pentagon on Sunday and will bring a Salsa song so we can share it again.
Sorry I was not able to get closer to your family due to the liabilities from American Airlines. I hope Imran is proud of you and doing great.
A mi hermana Boricua, se que Dios te tiene a su lado

*** Posted by Rafael Fantauzzi on 2011-09-07 ***

I am thinking of you today, Norma. Nearly ten years ago I pulled a card with your name on it out of the collection plate at church, and I was to pray for your family. I think about you and your family often.

*** Posted by Tammy Wright (Arlington, Texas) on 2011-05-02 ***

In all honesty, I could not even recall your name when I was trying to remember who it was I knew that died that day, along with nearly 3,000 others. All I had was this haunting feeling that was in the back of my mind very often, but had only recently come to the front for the 9th anniversary of September 11th, 2001. To be fair to myself, I was six years old at the time, but I remember writing cards to Imran roughly a week after the attacks. It was surreal, knowing that somebody you had just seen was now dead. It is clear to me now what happened that day, and it will stay with me always.

The haunting feeling I mentioned earlier, well, it finally got to me tonight. I decided to search for your name and I spent a while, just sitting, trying my very best to remember. I could certainly remember your son's name; I had seen it written dozens of times on cards from neighborhood children, but not yours. Finally, in a last ditch effort, I checked the passenger list for American Airlines Flight 77. I was doubtful that I would recognize it, but I did. I saw your name there, Row 21, Seat A. I haven't any solid, definitive answer as to why it is burned into my memory, but it is.

Even though I barely knew you during your lifetime, you will never be forgotten. I will always remember your name, no matter where I go, no matter how much time passes.

Sincerely, a neighborhood kid from three houses down from your former home in Reston, Virginia.

*** Posted by T. L. on 2010-09-12 ***

Norma,

With loving memory I think of you today. You are deeply missed, not only as a great neighbor and role model, but also as a friend whom I was lucky enough to share many wonderful moments with. You are in my heart always. Imran, God bless you always.

*** Posted by Madalyn (Miranda) Vega on 2010-09-11 ***

Your heart and spirit make me weep. May god bless you, Mrs. Khan.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-17 ***

Hello Norma,

This is your former neighbor, Dave Lepkowski, of Reston, VA. I just wanted to let you know that I saw your memorial water bench at the new Pentagon Memorial yesterday morning.

*** Posted by Dave Lepkowski on 2008-09-16 ***

Norma,
You are so loved, and so very much missed! There is not a time that I don't wish you to be here. You touched so many peoples lives with just your beautiful smile and your contagious laugh! You have so much love to give. I miss you every day! I love you Norma.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2008-09-11 ***

I posted a memorial to Norma along with thousands of other memorials, and I have reposted the memorial each year since. I would love to know if Imran is in college and how he is doing.

*** Posted by Rosemary on 2008-09-11 ***

I can never forget the day I heard about Norma, or Mrs. Khan as I always called her. It was OCTOBER 2001, and I was touring junior boarding schools in New England. Of course, I couldn't let this opportunity slip without calling Imran; it had been four years since I last saw him in third grade. He picked up, and as usual, he enthusiastically exclaimed my name. But I could feel a change of rhythm in his voice. He calmly put his aunt on the phone. She asked if I knew about the Pentagon incident. I replied, "yes," with no idea of what was about to hit me. After a few moments of hesitation, she told me that Imran's mother is no longer with us in this world. My mother, who sat next to me, broke into tears. I sat on the bed, blankly staring into the bright lamp above the phone, still unable to take in what had happened.

  I remember my first day at Fairfax Christian School, in 1995. Our family was to live in the States while my father got his lawyer's degree at Georgetown. I couldn't speak a word of English. Then a bright, energetic fellow classmate opened up to me. We started off sharing crayons, and our friendship quickly escalated to routine sleep-overs, in which we would play "Starship Troopers." And no matter what, Mrs. Khan was always there for us. My parents would often sit down and talk with Mrs. Khan before sleepovers. My father would always leave saying in Korean, "She's one of the most optimistic persons I've ever met. How is she so kind to everybody?"
    I can still remember her voice, her laugh, her showing the "I like to move it" dance moves in the car, and how she was never discouraged by anything.

  Imran, if you ever read this message, I'm sorry I wasn't there for you. It's been years since we lost contact. I would have called you every day, but I was afraid I might be making it worse for you. I want you to know that no matter what happens, you're my best friend, and I'll always pray for you.

  Mrs. Khan, you were like a mother to me. The best of my childhood memories lie with you and Imran. I'll never forget you.

*** Posted by Peter Chung on 2007-02-02 ***

Here in Houston, I had the priviledge of a chance meeting with the mother of Ms. Norma Khan. She generously shared some of her special memories of her beloved daughter. I hope time has begun to heal some of her mother's deep pain. The family remains in my thoughts always.

Terri Lee Johnson
Houston, TX

*** Posted by Terri Lee Johnson on 2006-09-11 ***

I worked with Norma at Software AG Federal in the 90's. The thing I remember most about her was her "always on" smile and sunny and happy personality. Norma never seemed to have a bad day.

She was a true bright spot in everyone's day.

Our thoughts are with you Norma...

*** Posted by Tony Crescenzo on 2006-09-11 ***

Anyone who has had the pleasure of knowing my aunt Norma knew what kind of person she was. She was the ultimate best. The thing I miss the most is her laugh. It was so contagious. Not a day goes by that I do not think about my mother's sister. I miss you TiTi. I know you are watching over me and proud of all my accomplishments. I've come to far to be a quitter. I'm going to make you and grandma proud. I promise. Until we meet again........"Munch"

*** Posted by Samantha on 2005-09-11 ***

MY BELOVED NIECE.....

AS THIS THIRD YEAR APPROACHES....YOU ARE SO, SO MISSED.
YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE, YOUR FUNNY LAUGH, YOUR PENSIVE EYES SHOWING SO MUCH CARE AND CONCERN, WHEN SOMEONE SPOKE WITH YOU.
YOUR EARLY AND QUICK PHONE CALLS, YOUR FUNNY CARDS ON EVERY OCCASION ARE SO VERY MISSED.
THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME SO MUCH, FOR THAT FEELING HAS BEEN SO, SO MUTUAL.
WE ALL LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
                                    TITI LIZZIE

*** Posted by NORMA KHAN on 2004-09-08 ***

Hey Norma -- I miss you!

*** Posted by Randy on 2003-11-20 ***


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