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September 11th, 2006

Thank You

Memento1.jpg People from all over the world sent gifts and letters to St. Paul’s Chapel for the recovery workers who would go there to rest and eat. I was a volunteer at St. Paul’s, and first gift that made me cry were the 1,000 origami paper cranes that arrived from the people of Nagasaki. It’s a symbol of peace. I thought if the people of Nagasaki could show compassion to us in our time of sorrow the world had a chance.

I saved some of the letters and drawings made by children. This was one of my favorites. I thought I would let this child say thank you this year. His name is Matthew.

Thank you men and women of service, from Matthew and me.

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