A Gaping Hole in the American Heart

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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Each year since 09/11/2001, I post a tribute to Mark Shulman who perished in the towers on that fateful day. First, please visit Project 2996 and view tributes to the victims of 9-11. This year again I will light a candle for Mark and say a prayer in his name. He was a good man who was taken too soon from us in a senseless act of violence. Here is my original tribute.

This is NoisyRoom.net’s tribute to Mark Shulman through the September 11, 2001 Victims web site.

Mark was a fire prevention and risk consultant, who worked for Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. He was 47 when the tragedy struck him down and he was from Old Bridge, NJ. Matt attended Pratt Institute.

Mark was a dedicated consultant at the top of his field. He was by all accounts unselfish to a fault, loved his family with all his heart, hard-working and fun to be around. He loved sports and helping others. He was survived by his wife, Lori, and daughters Melissa, 17, and Jamie, 12. “His family always came first,” his mother Evelyn said. “He did everything for his family. I lost a treasure.” A memorial service was held for Mr. Shulman at Temple Shaari Emeth in Manalapan, New Jersey.

The following is a tribute to Mark from Patrick Jenkins published in THE STAR-LEDGER:

No Average Joe

Mark Shulman was a “kind of quiet guy who loved sports,” said his wife, Lori, suggesting the personality profile of an average Joe. But there was more.

He was, undeniably, a sports fan, attending Giants and Rangers games as often as possible, or taking them in on television at home in Old Bridge, N.J. But overriding all was a dedication to his daughters, Jamie, 13, and Melissa, 17, in whom he instilled a zest for accomplishment.

Mr. Shulman was the coach of Jamie’s soccer team, the Old Bridge Road Runners, spending weekends traveling to games across central New Jersey. He had been looking forward to Jamie’s bat mitzvah, which was celebrated on Nov. 17, a day Mrs. Shulman recalls as “bittersweet.”

He was also working closely with Melissa, a high school senior, on college applications. His advice was “go for the best,” Mrs. Shulman said, adding that “he would have been so proud” when news came this month of Melissa’s early admission to Princeton.

A 47-year-old mechanical engineer, Mr. Shulman worked as a fire protection specialist for Marsh & McClennan on the 100th floor of the World Trade Center.

“He did evacuation plans for clients,” Mr. Shulman said. “If anybody knew how to get out, he would have been the one.”

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 24, 2001.

Mark Shulman, 47, loved by all he knew

By day, Mark Shulman was a disaster inspector, fire prevention and risk consultant for Marsh & McLennan in New York. His nights and weekends were spent with his family.

He organized a baseball team for the Knights of Pythias in Old Bridge. He coached the Roadrunners girls soccer team there.

For the past 12 years, he took his wife Lori and daughters Melissa, 17, and Jamie, 12, to Disney World in Florida.

“He loved his family; he loved Disney World,” said his mother, Evelyn Shulman of Toms River.

On Tuesday, he was memorialized at a service at Temple Shaari Emeth in Manalapan. Mr. Shulman, 47, has not been seen since the World Trade Center was destroyed by terrorists Sept. 11. He worked on the 100th floor of Tower One.

“He was in the building when it was hit,” his mother said.

Though Mr. Shulman loved his job, it wasn’t his first priority, Evelyn Shulman said.

“His family always came first,” said his mother. “He did everything for his family. I lost a treasure.”

Shulman said her son loved everybody, a trait that was noticed by others.

“There were 800 people at the memorial service, and they gave him a tribute I will never forget. Everybody loved him,” she said.

Mr. Shulman received an engineering degree from Pratt Institute in New York and worked uptown before being transferred to the World Trade Center 17 years ago.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Mr. Shulman and his wife moved to Old Bridge 17 years ago.

Besides his wife and daughters, Mr. Shulman is survived by his parents Ira and Evelyn Shulman of Toms River; a brother, Larry of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

There is not a lot more out there on Mark. All I can say is that Mark Shulman is truly missed and he was deeply loved. Our world is a much emptier place without him and I regret I never had the chance to meet him personally. But I can pray that justice will be done in his name and that Islamofascism will be soundly defeated and sent back to the dark ages where it belongs… Here’s to you Mark – someday we will meet and I will be proud to shake your hand.


America has not forgotten Mark or any of the other Americans who gave their lives on that September morning. We still weep for them and call their names. We still long for justice that never came. We miss them and we long for them; above all we love them. We can never forget the atrocity visited on American soil in the name of religious fanaticism and evil intent. Our loss has left a gaping hole in the American heart. One that cries out not only for justice for those that died, but a return to how America was. The bravest and most free nation that history has ever known. As we remember on 9-11 this year, let us vow to return to the founding principles that this great nation was forged upon. Let us return to the true meaning and intent of our Constitution and rid ourselves of the Progressive infestation that is threatening our homes and our freedoms.

I part with you today in quiet contemplation of 9-11 and what is yet to come I fear. Shame on Mayor Bloomberg for excluding the clergy and the first responders from the 10th anniversary of 9-11. You sir, have no soul and you are an idiot. History will reflect on you very poorly indeed.

Please join us if you can at the 911 Rememberance – 911 Freedom Rally. Also feel free to sing Amazing Grace while Bloomberg speaks tomorrow. He can’t silence all of us, not yet any way.

America is still at war with radial Islam. But our leaders have never let us fight it head on. To survive, we must. Our government may not dare call our enemy by their name, but Americans will. We will fight to the death if need be to stave off the Jihadists. There is a gaping hole in America’s heart, but we will overcome and we will right our American ship. God help those who stand against us.

Update: Other heroes remembered and other thoughts contemplated…

Twin Towers hero who predicted terror attacks led 2,700 to safety… but died as he went back to look for stragglers

Never forget — September 11, 2001…RICK RESCORLA

911 Remembered: Rick Rescorla was a soldier

His Actions Saved Thousands

Remembering Muslim Colonialism on September 11

Honoring 9/11 by remembering that we are warriors

Memorials of Grief

A family remembers: Hero of 9/11 gave life to save thousands


911 Rememberance – 911 Freedom Rally

From: Patriot Action Network

Are you in New York City? Live Near New York City?

Join up with the 911 Freedom Rally hosted by Pamela Geller, publisher of the acclaimed AtlasShrugs.com blog, executive director of AFDI and SIOA, and author of Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance (WND Books); and AFDI/SIOA associate director Robert Spencer, the bestselling author and director of Jihad Watch.

Info on the rally:

Time: Sunday, September 11 · 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Location: Corner of West Broadway and Park Place at Ground Zero
Created By: Stop Islamization of America

AFDI/SIOA 9/11 Freedom Rally: Stand Against Ground Zero Mosque, and Durban III, Stand for America

NEW YORK: The human rights organization American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) will be hosting its second annual 9/11 Freedom Rally on September 11 at 3pm at Park Place and West Broadway.

Free citizens are coming from all over the U.S. to attend the rally. “It is crucial to stand for freedom on this tenth anniversary of the heinous 9/11 jihad attacks,” said AFDI Executive Director Pamela Geller. “We must show the jihadists we are unbowed in the defense of freedom.”

AFDI and its Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) program are encouraging all Americans to stand against the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero and the anti-Semitic Durban III conference that will be held in New York City at the same time, and for American values on the tenth anniversary of the worst attack ever on American soil.

The confirmed list of speakers includes 9/11 family members Alexander and Maureen Santora, who lost their firefighter son Christopher, Alan T. DeVona, the patrol sergeant on duty on September 11, 2001, as well as members of the clergy (a priest, a rabbi, a pastor, for the invocation) the leading voices for freedom across America and the free world.

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Speakers include 911 family members, including Rosaleen Tallon, sister of hero firefighter and reservist in the United States Marine Corps, Sean Tallon, 9/11 attacks; Sally Regenhard, mother of hero firefighter Christian Regenhard, killed in the 911 attacks (Regenhard is an American activist who has become one of the leading voices for the families of the victims of the September); U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton; German MP René Stadtkewitz leader of Germany’s Freedom Party (livestreaming to Germany), Dr. Arieh Eldad, former candidate for Prime Minister of Israel, Member of the Knesset; Anders Gravers, leader of SIOE and SIAD; Ezra Levant, TV anchor, newspaper columnist, author, founding publisher of the Western Standard magazine, the only Canadian media outlet to publish the Danish cartoons of Muhammed will be livestreaming on SUN TV, Sudanese ex-slave and freedom fighter Simon Deng; the courageous ex-Muslim human rights activist Wafa Sultan; war hero and North Carolina Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano; William J. Murray, chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, popular radio host Joyce Kaufman; Helen Freedman, Americans for a Safe Israel; Darla Dawald, National Director of the Patriot Action Network; James Lafferty of the Virginia Anti-Sharia Taskforce (VAST); Egyptian Coptic Christian activist Joseph Nassralla; Iraqi ex-Muslim Michael Paul; and others.

Members of the clergy (banned from the official ceremonies) will be there for our invocation. And first responders, who were not invited to to the official ceremonies, will speak and are welcomed at our Freedom rally of remembrance.

And that evening, we will host a special screening screening of the groundbreaking film, The Ground Zero Mosque: The Second Wave of the 911 Attacks (more here), at The Actor’s Temple Theater on 47th between 8th and 9th Avenues. RSVP to [email protected]
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FBI Releases Image of Man Wanted For 911 Threats (SHARE WIDELY)

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FBI Wanted Terrorist Jude Kenan Mohammad

This is believed to be one of the men counter terrorism chiefs say are plotting a terrorist attack in America on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11.

An image of American-born 22-year-old Jude Kenan Mohammad has been posted on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list.

He has been linked to what officials have called a credible but unconfirmed al-Qaeda threat to set off a car bomb on bridges or tunnels in New York City or Washington.

Mohammad is among three al-Qaeda leaders that investigators believe pose a particular threat because they have lived in the U.S.

Should that mission prove impossible, the attackers have been told to simply cause as much destruction as they can.

Mohammad, who was born in Florida, dropped out of North Carolina’s Fuquay-Varina High School in 2006 and left the U.S. two years later to visit Pakistan, his father’s homeland.

A federal grand jury in North Carolina indicted him and seven other men in 2009 on charges that they conspired to carry out terrorist activities around the world. Two of the men have pleaded guilty, and the trial of four others is set for September 19 in New Bern.

Federal authorities have never arrested Mohammad in the case, saying that they believe he has been in Pakistan since the indictment was issued.

(Via vinienco.com; h/t Tonka Truck)

Click here to view FBI WANTED poster.