Thomas Edward Gorman: A Husband, Father and Hero 9/11

Thomas Edward Gorman: A Hero Remembered


Update 09/11/11

 Please visit the 9/11 Memorial Guide

View  Thomas Gorman’s  Wall Information


I have chosen to design a “Rose of Distinction” in Honor of  Thomas Gorman because he is a hero and the husband of one of my closest HS friends Barbara McCarthy Gorman.

I was unaware that Barbara had lost her husband in 9/11 until a few weeks after this horrible tragedy had occurred.

I have grieved and still am grieving 9/11.  I was paralyzed that day and glued to the news since my own husband was in NYC on call at the Hospital he works for.  I was not sure if I was going to ever see him again because the day held so much uncertainty.

I have wanted to do something positive to contribute somehow to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

I knew after I read:  Bronze nameplates built in Morris County to be used in Sept. 11 Memorial

That I truly want to significantly be a part of helping to feel life at the 9/11 site again.  Barbara Gorman’s words have burned in my head and my emotions and I quote:  “The National September 11 Memorial would give her husband an appropriate formal resting place since his remains were never found”.

On September 9, 2005, all of the public safety officers killed on September 11, 2001, were posthumously awarded the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor by President George W. Bush.

Officer Thomas Gorman was amongst the Heroes who received the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor by President George W. Bush.  .

The Officers Down Page:

Bronze nameplates built in Morris County to be used in Sept. 11 memorial

Published: Saturday, September 11, 2010, 8:10 AM

An excerpt from this article follows:

The names will be cut out, or incised, using a water jet. The machine sprays a stream of water, mixed with the kind of grit used in sandpaper, at a force of 55,000 pounds per square inch, through a nozzle measuring one-hundredth of an inch in diameter. The plates will then be hoisted onto another machine that will carve grooves where a third machine will bend the plates into three-dimensional panels, ready for chemical finishing process giving them a blackened, weathered appearance that will deepen with age.

Barbara Gorman said ….

“But it’s a totally, totally different feeling from where the memorial is going to be built on the very ground where his life was taken,” she said. At Ground Zero, she added, “We see the emptiness and we feel the emptiness. And I think when the memorial is complete and we have the reflecting pool and the names are on the panels, I think we’ll be able to feel the life again.”

Remembering the Heroes NY & NJ Port Authority Police Department

Blood drive this month to honor Middlesex Borough resident killed on 9/11

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This Veteran’s Day I will honor all of my family and friends that have served in the US Armed Forces.

I will also Honor and have the Heroes of 9/11 and their families in my prayers.

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