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Zhanetta Tsoy – The Real Hope of America

September 10, 2009

zhanetta and alexandraImagine the possibilities that a life in America offers to those who work hard.  Imagine a beautiful September morning, where a young woman, who left Kazakhstan for her new life, is excited and hurrying to her first day at a new job in a new country.  On a crisp, clear September day, the sun shone on Zhanetta Tsoy.  The sounds of the city must have been enhanced somewhat that pre-Autumn day that would change the world forever. 

Zhanetta , age 32, must have felt a sense of exhilaration as she entered the World Trade Center on her way to her new job as an accountant for Marsh, LLC in New York.  She had previously been Chief Accountant of the same company in Almaty, Kazakstan.  Her husband said that Zhanetta didn’t want to be late.  That day as he saw his wife leave for work, he certainly never dreamed that she would never come home to him and to their young daughter, Alexandra.

Zhanetta perished in the World Trade Center that day, September 11, 2001.  She lives in the memories of her family, friends and coworkers now.  She is also remembered on this day by countless Americans who will never forget what happened to her. 

In a New York Times memorial in early October 2001, it was written that although family asked Zhanetta’s husband, Vyacheslav, to bring Alexandra back to Kazakhstan, he declined, saying that he wanted to stay here where he would be near his wife.

I do not know what faith Zhanetta Tsoy called hers.  I do know that in my faith, we believe that by remembering those we have lost to death, that we bring them close to us in spirit.  By remembering Zhanetta and the others we lost that day, we bring her and the other nearly 3,000 to us in spirit.  They are with us again.  And they know that we have not forgotten them.


We will never forget…

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2009 3:36 am

    Thank you for your tribute-Zhanetta will not be forgotten.

  2. September 11, 2009 4:18 pm

    Princessbernie, You paint a vivid picture of Zhanetta. Thank you for taking the time to remember her.


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