Project 2,996: HELEN CROSSIN-KITTLE

2009 September 11
by ip727

HELEN CROSSIN-KITTLE

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On the morning of September 11, 2001, Helen Crossin-Kittle was working as a networking specialist for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 103rd floor, in tower 1 of the World Trade Center. She was expecting her first child, and was 5 months along. Her Husband, Kevin Kittle, honored her memory with a flagpole, and stone, and with the help of the community, was able to finally fly a flag in her memory on June 14, 2006.

The family had dedicated the flagpole, stone and memorial plaque in 2003, but as time went on and no flag flew, the Kittles’ friends began to wonder. Flag flying regulations, it turns out, prohibit flying flags at night without a light. With no light, the flag must come down at dusk each day – an overly cumbersome task. Finally, a number of friends who work for the district, including an electrician and some mechanics, got together and installed a light. Now the flag can fly 24/7, said Dick Kittle.

Here are a few quotes from those who knew her best:

Today you would have been 40….. Wow I still wish it was different. I know if you were here we would be all together. I miss you, I miss the cove, I miss happy hour I miss the way you smile and the way you made everyone happy. Tonight me and boys from Time will raise our glasses and drink to you. Happy Birthday Helen

HELEN I WILL ALLWAYS REMEMBER YOUR SMILE AND YOUR LAUGH AND HOW YOU MADE MY FRIEND KEVIN THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU ,MATT KISS&HUGHS

I worked with Helen in the WTC. I have so many great memories of her. From the paper ball wars, to the nicknames for her and her friends. She had such a wonderful personality and a smile/laugh that would light up the room. No matter how busy we were up there we always found time for laughs. I remember how happy she was when she got engaged and then the smile on her face when she said she was going to be a mother. My heart goes out to her family for this tragic loss.

For more beautiful memories like these, please go to Legacy.com

 

 

5 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 September 11 11:04 am
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    I share this every year for anyone that is interested – 9/11 photo collection
    http://picasaweb.google.com/knighth

  2. 2009 September 11 11:05 am
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    justrand permalink

    thank you ip727…and God bless and hold tight this woman, taken from her family and all of us at so young a point in her life.

    I know that these tributes are hard for folks to read…they were hard for all of us to put together. But with the headlong rush by some within our society to moveon…it is necessary to remember them!

  3. 2009 September 11 1:52 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    Thank you IP. This woman’s story made me sob for hours yesterday. Especially with the video at the end. I cannot imagine how hard this must have been for her husband. I’ll be keeping him in my prayers.

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