Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: T.2020.1.9
Dimensions: 3.5 in X 5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 8.89 cm X 12.7 cm
Credit Line: Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Memorial Tribute Archive
DescriptionCard with a handwritten note left at the 9/11 Memorial in memory of Moira Ann Smith. The card has a decorative pattern on the front with the handwritten note inside. The note is dated 11 September 2020 and reads:
Dear Officer Smith, I've not been here on September 11 since 2002. Though we met for only about 15 minutes—on Aug 26, 2001, you helped get my brother Clyde get to the hospital and surely saved his life—you are a giant to me and one of the most phenomenal people I've ever had the honor of knowing. You saved my friend Dick Jr's [sp. ?] life 16 days after my brother, along with so many others. I and we think of you with utmost gratitude often, I don't know if anyone else in my family has reached out to express our eternal thanks, but I am [unknown word] I speak for all of them too. Most humbly, Charles F. [sp. ?]
Brooklyn native Moira Smith lived in Queens Village with her husband, James, and their two-year-old daughter. Moira liked to travel and joked that her maiden name, Reddy, meant she was “ready for anything.” She had ridden camels in North Africa and run with the bulls in Spain. She worked as an NYPD officer. On September 11, Officer Smith helped evacuees in the South Tower. She was 38 years old.