Sunday, September 6, 2009

Project 2,996: Remember Deborah Merrick

Deborah Merrick
45 years old
Resident of New York
Worked for the Port Authority
Victim of World Trade Center Attack 9/11
Appears to have passed away subsequent to 9/11

I looked and searched for details of your death. I looked and searched for details of your life. Unfortunately, not much was to be found.

Forty-five years old is too young to die, but certainly there was time to live.

There must be a story there. There must be a story to tell.

I wonder: What if...?

What if your story is never told?

Then it occurs to me...

How many other stories never get told?

Deborah, I want to recognize you.

In the end, you are not a story. You are not a statistic. You are not a name. You are a person; you have a soul. You had a life and that life was cut short because of 9/11.

Deborah Merrick, we remember you by name. As we remember your death, we remember to celebrate life.

This tribute is part of Project 2,996, a cooperative online effort to keep alive the memories of the 2,996 victims of the 9/11/01 tragedy. See other participants, and their tributes to those lost, here.


  1. Well done Greg, and the next time someone does a Google search, there will be one more link for Deborah.

  2. Had the wonderful privilege to attend the NY 9/11 memorial on September 11 2018 on a journey from Scotland. We noticed that unlike others, Deborah's plaque was unadorned. My wife and I adopted her memory for a few moments and placed a flower. RIP in peace and you are remembered from afar.