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Friday, September 11, 2009

It's been eight years since ... We shall never forget!

In honor of the eighth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America, we are revisiting the patriot we honored back in 2006 on the fifth anniversary. Her name was Laura M. Longing and she was, in every sense of the word, a hero to this country who lost her life ... and who left behind a loving family.

Laura M. Longing
Age: 35
Resident of Pearl River, NY


Laura M. (Pettus) Longing of Pearl River, New York, was an extraordinary woman. In her thirty-five years, she accomplished much and touched the lives of many. She was a loving wife and mother, an accomplished businesswoman, and a patriot. She was an Assistant Vice President for Marsh USA. Her office was on the 96th floor of the World Trade Center in the North Tower (Tower I). She managed projects in the technology information systems department. During her ten-year career, Laura worked for Marsh & McLennan Companies and their subsidiaries.

Laura graduated from Nanuet High School in 1984. While a student, she played varsity soccer and softball. After high school, Laura earned her Bachelor's Degree in Management from Pace University in 1988, and went on to earn a Master's Degree in Finance from Iona College in 1994.

In addition to being a successful businesswoman, she was the mother of William and Bryan, and a loving wife to her husband, Chris. She was the daughter of Kevin and Anne Marie Pettus, and sister to Keith and Peggy Pettus. Laura had four nieces and nephews: Rory and Grace Pettus, and Brendan and Erin O'Shea. She was the daughter-in-law of Helen Longing and sister-in-law of Dierdre Pettus, Donna O'Shea, John O'Shea, Lorraine Longing, and Anne Longing.

In her leisure time, Laura loved the outdoors. She spent much time camping, and playing golf and softball.

She touched the lives of her family, friends, and coworkers. She put the needs of others before her own. Although she lost her life in the World Trade Center tragedies of September 11, 2001, she lives on in the memories of those she loved and who loved her.


It is our privilege to honor her memory as one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country in the name of freedom. Laura M. Longing is truly a hero worthy of recognition on this day and on all that follow.

Respectfully,
DaisyMae Maus & the Feline Americans (and Jessica, especially)
http://daisymaemaus.blogspot.com

10 comments:

The Whiskeratti said...

Thank you for a fine post, DaisyMae.
We remember.

Tuck said...

A beautiful post for Laura...

Cheysuli and gemini said...

A fine tribute

The Creek Cats said...

That is such a wonderful tribute to Laura.

Angel and Kirby said...

Beautiful! WE too remember.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

A nice tribute to a woman who died too soon and whose family greatly misses her.

Alicia said...

I'm still working my way through the stories. They are all so touching. I honor Christopher Paul Slattery.

caspersmom said...

It's so nice of you to honor Laura. It was a very nice Memorial to her. I was sorry to hear that Pumpkin had a stroke. Sure hope the new cat litter is helping out with his paw pads.

Casper and crew

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