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In Tribute to Welles Remy Crowther
24 years old.   Residence: Upper Nyack, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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I feel so sorry for this man. He was so young. :(
I hope his family get over hs death.

*** Posted by Sandy on 2011-06-02 ***

I am watching "Inside 9/11" again. Welles was a hero, indeed. What selfless courage! God bless you all.

*** Posted by crhmiracle on 2011-05-03 ***

To all who love Welles so much, most importantly his family, I thank you so much for him. He was a hero in the true meaning of the word. To us, he has made a special birthday wish that seems almost prophetic. Your son was a hero, but he was also gifted in other ways. You, his parents and the rest of his family, must be truly special. Thank you for him, and his sacrifice for others, and your sacrifice for others. I am very close to his best friend at the time, and the things your son did on that day were beyond the call of duty. The man that I love misses your son every day. I just wanted to say, thank you, and I know it is little comfort when you have lost a child, but trust me, your son will never be forgotten. Thank you for your son Welles.


*** Posted by Jessica Mulligan on 2011-04-29 ***

Dear Wells,

I never knew you, but I saw a segment about you on
Miracle Detectives. Your wonderful parents said that "from beyond" you helped a young boy, and I'm hoping that you will please be kind enough to help my son, too.

I'm worried that Trevor has gone too much toward the "dark side" of life (violent video games, "horror" T-shirts, Goth music and so on). We minimized his exposure to these things while he was younger, only now he is 18. He listens to us (sometimes), but he's old enough to make his own choices, even if we disagree.

So, I ask you please, Wells, to pray for Trevor, and--if you can, and it is God's will--lead him away from these things and help him to embrace Life and Light. Thank you very much, and God bless you and all your loved ones now and always.

*** Posted by Geraldine Frances on 2011-02-01 ***

I was moved by your story of selflessness and how you showed so many people the way out and you ran back in to save others. So many people made their way down those stairs, and you chose to go back up and help those who were injured. You are beautiful, and I feel honored to have heard your story. Your parents did an amazing job of teaching you how to love others more than yourself. As I leave this comment, I cry and pray you are at peace with the Lord. God bless you and your family

*** Posted by ChildofGod on 2011-01-30 ***

I've recently been reading a lot of articles about what actually went on inside the second building that got hit on that awful day. I kept reading about a gentlemen, wearing a red bandanna, who kept helping people to a stairwell that wasn't blocked. I kept hoping that someone would recognize who he was, so that he could be commended for his act. I was hoping he made it out alive, but I knew that he was on a mission to help everybody he could, and I knew that meant he was still helping others when the towers went down. My heart aches for you and your family and all the families who lost loved ones. We will never forget!

*** Posted by JANICE WEBB on 2010-09-23 ***

Dear Mr and Mrs Crowther,

I live in Glasgow, Scotland, and last night I watched a documentary about 9/11. I was exceptionally moved by Welles' selfless deeds, and also by both of you, who seem like decent, loving, beautiful parents. You certainly must be, to have produced such a son.

Unfortunately, the topic of the show was the 9/11 faker (I won't even give her a name, safe to say she is one of the most wicked people I have ever seen). Your son was incredible. As a mother I can't even imagine the grief you have experienced, and I couldn't get you both out of my head. I hope you are managing to put your lives back together and have some sort of happiness, as you richly deserve it.

Lesley x

*** Posted by lesley mccreadie on 2010-09-13 ***

Dear Mr and Mrs Crowther,
I don't know whether this is the right place (site)to be posting this, but I have been watching the anniversary of 9/11 and some of the programmes have been more horrific than others, in the manner that certain people used 'that day' for their own gratification. I cannot imagine losing a child and I never want to, but if I did and ended up going through what you both have, I don't know how I would survive. You both have made me feel that I need to cherish my son more than I do, I promise you I will. Welles was someone that may have only been with us for a short time, but years later he is still helping people, especially parents (in my view) who can love and cherish our children more. My heart goes out to you both and I want you to know, although I didn't know Welles, he has made an impact on my life that no one else could. Thank you, for being his parents. Yours sincerely Gail Dubec, Wales, United Kingdom. 12th September 2010.

*** Posted by Gail Dubec on 2010-09-12 ***

Tonight we watched a programme in which Welles and his family were show. What an inspiration to everyone! Welles' story is incredible, and no doubt his memory will live forever through the lives he saved that day and those he has continued to touch thereafter. Thank you, Welles, and god bless. xx

*** Posted by Jem and Tom on 2010-09-12 ***

I learned about Welles in a 9/11 documentary that I saw on the net today. The story of his selflessness was truly awe-inspiring. What a remarkable young man, a true hero.

*** Posted by Emma on 2010-09-12 ***


I am from the UK, and I've just heard about Welles on TV. What a truly magnificent individual! You should be so proud. Nine years on, I have just heard this story, and I will never forget.

*** Posted by Mark on 2010-09-12 ***

What a touching story, a real hero, never to be forgotten! R.I.P.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-12 ***

Today, as is true on every day since 9-11, I say a little prayer for Welles and remember him as a true American hero. I feel a connection with Welles on many levels: a history with Boston College and the fact that my son is almost the same exact age and that my son lived in Greenwich Village at the time of the attacks and took the path train under the Trade Center every day. I now live in Florida, and every day on my way to work I see Crowther business trucks, which always cause me to remember how heroic Welles was on that terrible day. The tragedy is that we lost so many really good souls on that day. Who knows what they might have contributed during their lifetimes. The Crowther family can be proud of the way that Welles was raised and lived his life.

*** Posted by Donna Evans on 2010-09-11 ***

My daughter went to school with Welles. I served in the Nyack Fire Department with his father, Jeff.

I remember you today, Welles.

*** Posted by Tom Fleischman on 2010-09-11 ***

Crowther family,

I come from Odessa, Texas, where for the past eight or so years I have remembered Welles Crowther by carrying a bandana that you sent to my youth group around a year after the terrorist attacks on the United States. I also had the privilege of going to New York City with my high school choir in summer 2007, and I remember, Mrs. Crowther, you talking to my classmates about what happened on that day, and there not being a dry eye in the group. I think about his sacrifice every day, and because of your son, I am joining the fire department in order to be one of those first responders willing to put my life on the line for complete strangers, just like your son did. God bless the Crowther family. My thoughts and prayers are with you every step of the way.

*** Posted by Travis Austin on 2010-03-19 ***

Dear Crowther family,

My name is Chris Ougheltree. I'm a social studies teacher from Cranston High School East in Cranston, RI. I recently received an award from the Tribute WTC Visitor's Center, and our school received a generous grant from you. On behalf of my school and our principal, Mr. Sean Kelly, I would like to thank you very much. I teach about the events of September 11, 2001 to my sociology and law students every year. We discuss the causes and consequences of terrorism as well. One important aspect of the unit is to try to elicit from the students their feelings: feelings of empathy for the victims and their families, but more importantly a sense of the courage and selflessness of the first-responders and volunteers. One way I attempt to do this is to put a face with the stories of heroism. One of the goals of the Tribute Center is to create a person-to-person effect. Your son's story does that and more. After receiving the award, I was brought over to Wells' picture (and bandana!) and was told his story. I thank Wells and you very much for being part of my person-to-person connection at the Tribute Center. Your work and that of the Tribute Center shows the positive side of our American culture. When faced with hardships and disappointments, we work hard to overcome those negative feelings and to find the positives. Your efforts to help others in your son's memory is an example of this. I would like to help your cause if I can. I would like Wells' story to be part of my unit, and if my students can organize something to help your cause, I would be honored to do so.

Sincerely with peace,
Chris Ougheltree

*** Posted by Chris Ougheltree on 2010-03-10 ***

I am from Lithuania. I want you to know that Welles Remy Crowther's courage and compassion to others has touched people all over the world. May he rest in peace.

*** Posted by Gintare on 2010-01-05 ***

I'm from Scotland. The 9/11 attack has affected everyone all over the world, and having seen a documentary of it, I think this guy's a hero. To think he saved all the people involved actually touched me. Rest in peace. xxx

*** Posted by Sarah on 2009-11-16 ***

Everyone time I read about this man I can't help but cry. I am British and so wasn't personally affected by 9/11, but I was affected, and this man was a true hero. I wish I could have had the honour of knowing him! I can't imagine how it must feel to lose someone, but without his heroic actions many more might have been lost. I'm 15 and studying 9/11 for my English project, and I'm focusing a great deal on Welles. I can't express how much his story has touched me and inspired me to be the best person I can be!

*** Posted by Jessica on 2009-06-16 ***

Mr. and Mrs. Crowther,

I just want you to know that I have kept a picture and biography of Welles since that awful day in September. He touched my family in so many ways, and I suppose that I identified with him and you since I have sons his age, and one actually lived in Greenwich Village then and took the path train under the Trade Center every day. He is now in Iraq along with another of my sons. My youngest was a medic in Iraq until six months ago.

Your son is a hero, and I pray for him and for you constantly. Your loss is the greatest that any parent can suffer, but the pride you feel must be immeasurable.

*** Posted by Donna Evans on 2009-05-24 ***

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