To the family of Veronique Bowers, I send my deepest sympathies and condolences at this most difficult time. I first read of Veronique in the Portraits of Grief section of the New York Times shortly after 9/11. I was and still am deeply moved by her last expressions and the love for her family and son, Dior. Something inside of me identified with her that day. I keep a candle going on my mantel for many people and have added her name resting at the base. With your family permission I would like to list my gratitude to your daughter in the credits of my disseritation project. As Veronique's life was ended to early and becasue I continue on here - she, along with others, has taught me to finish what I made a commitment to do long ago in that deep place in my heart. So, Because I can...I will. Thank you for the privilage of knowing your daughter... 9/11 has taught us how deeply connected we all are to one another. May your heart be comforted this holiday season. With Respect,
Catherine Firpo, M.A.
I am deeply saddened to hear about the lost of my classmate and friend, Veronique. We met in junior high school and lost contact in high school. However, I still considered her a good friend. I know that you are in good hands now, Ronnie. I pray that you are looking down on us all and watching over your loved ones. May God bless you and your family at this sad time. I love you.
Katrina Jennings-Drummond, friend
Ronnie, you were my daughter's friend. You were a member of my family when you came to my home to see Katrina. You and Katrina were playmates and school buddies. It breaks my heart every time I think about this tragedy and the devastation it put your family and friends through. Now you are our special angel with God. But you were taken far too soon from us. Rest in peace,sweetheart, and may God watch over you and your family. In deepest sympathy,
Linda Cox, friend's mother