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Monday, September 11, 2006

This remembrance is made possible by D.C.Roe's idea to commemorate the lives of those killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

For a complete list of *2996 coalition of volunteer blogger participants, please click HERE*

This was wonderful me to feel some connection to the angels of 9/11. Naomi was the same age as my father when he passed away at 52. Which I consider too young! I also share her love and passion for the art of music. I enjoy Broadway musicals and I have a dream that my 12 yr old daughter will continue her love of the violin and one day play for a great Orchestra. Here is Naomi's story.

Naomi Leah Solomon lived in New York City until she was 10, but then moved to California when her father, Herbert, who took a job at Stanford University. Naomi, 52, enjoyed being a classical pianist in her spare time, and was also a big fan of musicals and Broadway show tunes. She became one of the first female vice presidents at Bank of America, and spent many years as an executive at Chase Manhattan.

She left behind the world of banking for Callixa, (a small California software vendor), and moved back to New York City. She was at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. attending a conference on information technology at Windows on the World, the restaurant on the 106th floor of Tower One.

Naomi was loved and will forever be missed by her parents, Dr. Herbert and Lottie Solomon, and her brothers Mark and Jed who are lawyers in San Francisco,CA.

You can view Naomi's United in Memory Quilt HERE!

Where was I when the world stopped turning?

My husband had called me first thing in the morning and woke me up with the news that All Fights were grounded because of the Terrorists Attacks, and the destruction of the Twin Towers. On my way to work in Scottsdale up the 101 Fwy, which is directly in the Flight path to PHX International Airport, you can see planes anytime during the day. All I could see were clear skies. And instead of the hearing the noise of Low-Flying planes, there was a dead silence.

What were you doing on September 11, 2001?

If you have a 2,996 post on your blog, please tell me in comments so I can visit your tribute!

19 comments:

John said...

Nice idea to remember those lost.. well done.

FruitfulSpirit said...

Very nice tribute. The quilt is quite stunning! Thanks for your share of Naomi.

TC said...

a lovely tribute. a day never to be forgotten.

Pam said...

I came here looking for Green Thumb Sunday, but must say I'm glad I you have this tribute up. I did as well.
It's become increasingly important that not only do we remember the date...and what we were doing (how it impacted us) but who this shockingly horrific tragedy took from us.
Thanks for making Ms. Solomon real for us.
♥Pam

Happy0303 said...

What a great tribute. You did a wonderful job!

I was at home in bed with morning sickness. DH had left to work a flight to DC that morning. I was frantic since I couldn't get in touch with him but he walked in the door a few hours later. Phew!

The Pink Diary

Southern Girl said...

That dead silence in the skies must have been very eerie. :(

Lovely tribute. Mine to my person is up as well. Sometime later tonight I'll do a "Where was I?" post, too.

Catch said...

nice tribute Christine!!! Such a tragic day....you did a nice job with your post.

Carmen said...

A beautiful post, and an honor to her.

Thanks for visiting my post about Lt. Col. Johnson.

I was working at AOL on 9/11 - which is situated right next to Dulles Airport. As I was driving to work, I was passing the hijackers and the victims of one of the flights. When the first plane struck, I was at work, watching it on tv. I thought it was a terrible accident. The second plane it, and the world stopped turning. (We share a respect for that song. How appropriate.)

Ocean Lady said...

What a loving touch you gave your tribute to Naomi!

J and me were listening to Howard Stern on the radio on the way to work; we heard it live from his eyes and the news that he was receiving. He kept seeing the smoke coming from the towers, then he started receiving the news and told us on the radio. It is so sad...

I'm honoring Captain Victor Saracini.

Biker Betty said...

A wonderful tribute. The 2,996 Tribute projects is such a great idea to remember those who lost their lives, that they won’t be forgotten. That was a horrible day and tragic event. I did a tribute to Chief Battalion William J. McGovern, firefighter.

Miss Chris said...

Such a loving tribute. Thank you for taking the time to honor her. Please visit my memorial if you like.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

It is such a tragedy - her family must miss her so much. Thank you for remembering her so well.

Meowkaat said...

So incredibly sad, such a vibrant, successful, strong woman lost in the prime of her life.

Katherine said...

That was a wonderful tribute, thanks for participating in this amazing project. Thanks for stopping by my tribute to Marjorie C. Salamone.

Bluepaintred said...

that was beautiful. thank you for stopping in at my place to read a bit about Matthew. we wont forget!

Walker said...

Very nice tribute
Thabk you for sharing Naomi's life with us.

Raggedy said...

Wonderful Tribute!
Thank you.
These are heartbreaking stories and difficult to read....
I am honored to be a part of this project.
Mine is posted also...

Bless you...

gordaboo said...

Thank you for your tribute to Naomi. Such a beautiful woman. She will no longer be just a name on a wall to all w ho read.

We will never forget.

I remember Lisa Egan

Teena said...

Very lovely tribute! Thank you for honouring Naomi.

I participated as well.