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In Tribute to Rodney Dickens
11 years old.   Residence: Washington, D.C.
Passenger of Flight 77

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Thinking of You. Today
Along with all the 9-11 victims.
Keeping your family/extended family in my prayers

*** Posted by Glenda Dickens-George on 2012-09-11 ***

My heart still breaks and my tears still flow. I will never forget. Prayers always for your family and all who lost their loved ones on this day.

Susan Gay
Retired Teacher/Fellow Countryman

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2012-09-10 ***

Rest In Peace Rodney Dickens.It has been 10 years since God and His Angels came and called you away to get your Angel Wings.

*** Posted by Glenda Dickens George on 2011-09-18 ***

Among the angels...

*** Posted by A. Teal on 2011-09-17 ***

my heart is with u

*** Posted by Krista on 2011-09-12 ***


*** Posted by ANGELA KING on 2011-09-12 ***

My heart aches for those lost on that horrible day ten years ago. I felt the pain in my heart for the families and the ones that God took home that day.Ive lost a child what helped me get through the loss of my son was knowing that he was in Gods arms. No pain, no suffering or sickness, only the love of God. Until we meet again!God Bless this sweet child and his family.

*** Posted by Maria Outlaw on 2011-09-12 ***

forever in our hearts!

*** Posted by matthew rambow on 2011-09-11 ***

Dear LaShawn

I apologize for not writing to you sooner, but every time I tried to do so, I could not get past the sorrow. With the coming anniversary I feel that I must tell you what I experienced that day.

On the morning of 9/11 I was supposed to fly from Dulles to Tucson, Arizona. I parked my car in the Green Lot and boarded the shuttle bus. I took a seat at the front of the shuttle, underneath a luggage rack.

At the last stop before arriving at the terminal Rodney and Mr. Debeuneure boarded the shuttle.

Rodney had a sleeping bag. I remember it was blue and fastened with gray duct tape. He tried to toss the sleeping bag up onto the luggage rack, but missed. It fell down on my head.

He was very apologetic. I told him "no worries!" and gave him a hand we and got the sleeping bag secured.

When we sat down, I noticed that Rodney and Mr. Debeuneure were wearing "National Geographic" hats. So I said to them "Do you both work for National Geographic?"

Mr. Debeuneure smiled, turned to look at Rodney and nodded at him - as if to say that Rodney should answer the question.

Rodney explained that he had been selected - along with a handful of other DC students - to spend a week on Catalina Island, exploring the science/geography of the island.

I could tell he was excited.

I could also tell you that he was very polite and well spoken.

At that point we reached the terminal and parted ways. I wished Rodney a great week and he said "Thank You!"

My plane was on the runway, #2 for takeoff, when the terrible events of that morning started in New York. I returned to the terminal, saw the horror on the television sets, collected my luggage and headed home to Falls Church.

As I headed east on the Dulles tollroad I could see the plume from Flight 77 in the distance.

LaShawn you will always be in my prayers. Even in the short time I spent with him, I could tell he was a wonderful child.

I will give you my contact information below. Perhaps we could meet someday soon.


Walt Petersen
Falls Church, VA

PS: I would appreciate it very much if posters who are close to LaShawn could relay my post to her. Thank You.

*** Posted by Walt Petersen on 2011-08-29 ***

Im not sure if im allowed post a comment as im not family so I completely understand if you dont want this but I would just like you to know Im thinking of you,,,,I will pray so so hard for you and your family every day and extra hard for your Rodney anytime I pray for my little brother Rodney, who I was looking for on the internet,and im sure I found your lovely little boy Rodney so I could just say hi.He sounds like such great fun from your letters to him and Im sure he and pops and Mrs B are having great crack together and minding you all every minute of the day, loads of love from Ireland, Olwyn xxx

*** Posted by olwyn ...ireland on 2011-08-29 ***

I never knew Rodney, but he has been in my heart ever since the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. I am a music director and participated in a national event of remembrance on that first anniversary. It was called the Rolling Requiem, and each participating group got a packet that contained small sheets of paper with the individual name of a victim on each sheet. On my sheet was the name “Rodney Dickens.” I had no idea who he was, but I dedicated the performance of the Requiem, which I was conducting, to him.

A few days after the event, once things had calmed down, I Googled the name. That’s when I saw that beautiful, heartbreaking picture for the first time. I wept for him, for his profoundly grieving mother, and for this world that could be so distorted by hatred. Hatred twists the haters. Love heals our hearts. May God bless this little boy, forever only 11 years old, and now lovingly cared for in heaven.

We will be singing another Requiem this coming September 11, 2011. I will once again dedicate my personal participation to Rodney Dickens. His name will be written on my score. That original little sheet of paper is permanently displayed on my refrigerator next to pictures of my family. May God bless Rodney and his mom, and all his family.

*** Posted by Judith Gary on 2011-08-20 ***

I have seen the names of the children who died that day, and I wonder, "How does anyone live with themselves after killing innocent people, much less children?" I could not live with that on my memory.... I pray for all those people who lost their lives that day, and I wonder every day what those children would be doing now.... That day will forever be on my mind.

*** Posted by Gigi on 2010-11-23 ***

Every year on this date I think about Rodney Dickens, someone I never met but whose picture haunts me. You were such a sweet child and are loved by many more people than you'll ever know, including strangers such as myself. I can only imagine where you'd be today, probably in college and on the verge of changing the world for the better. You will always be my special angel.

*** Posted by Allison on 2010-09-11 ***

Words escape me when I try to do Justice to the pain felt that day. I just hope with every ounce of my being that justice will not forever continue to escape those responsible for the pain they caused, and that you, Rodney Dickens, and all who lost their lives have since found peace and can rest within it.

*** Posted by Mike Russell on 2010-08-05 ***

When I think of 9/11, I always remember this little boy's picture and how he stole my heart. Nine years later ... I pray for his family. I never knew you, but I'll never forget you, either.

*** Posted by Misty on 2010-07-20 ***

Rodney, R.I.P. You will live on in everyone's hearts forever.

*** Posted by Sarah on 2010-07-04 ***

Hello Sweet Rodney,

For some reason, your name pops into my mind every time I think of 9-11. I remember everyone who is no longer with us, and it is very sad. But for some reason, your cute little picture is always in my mind.

I just want to say that even though I never met you personally, your sweet face tells me that you were a good little person, and from the comments, you were very good in school.

May God keep you safe in his heavens, and may God bless your family and relatives.

Rodney, you will never be forgotten.

*** Posted by Anna Lee Trinidad on 2010-06-12 ***

It's been nine years. I always have you in my heart and mind. Jr. and Monique talk about you. They will always have you in their hearts.

*** Posted by Linda on 2010-04-09 ***

My thoughts and prayers for Rodney, his family, and his friends.

Paula Hatin-St.Amour

*** Posted by Paula Hatin-St.Amour on 2009-11-16 ***

Well Rodney its been a while... I thnk about you everytime Im not doing something... I talk to you mom.(Shuan)Im Txt ur right now she's out but I txt her almost evrywknd or evry other wknd... I enjoy talking to her.. The year has went away so quick.. Atleast you have (P.O.P up there with you. I kno he keeps you company when u need a laugh or what not.. I love your mom along with your (Sis and Bros) I family is doing good same as usaual nothing diffent about them (lol)Im kinda of in music industry Im a Sophmore Now in High School.. I do work for local radio station.. Im starting my lil rappn cant go off head lls.. But now im also writting a 20-25,000 word book about my life... It will be publish as a Novel so yea.... I will see ur mom in Dec Prob.. b4 Christmas... Or If she comes down here... Miss You alot..When 9/11 came this year My teacher said ''Tre can u stand tell evry1 what happen'' so I did it not for people but from my heart couse thats how much I care... so yea.. see u later.. and I will be checking back later.

Love ur Cuzo Tre

*** Posted by Tre on 2009-10-30 ***

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