Norma Khan

Appearing below are messages from others who wish to extend their thoughts, sympathy and words of kindness to the family and friends Norma Khan , who passed away on September 11th, 2001.

21 Years Later...We Shall Never Forget

From: Nicole
Date: 04/29/2004
Message: I love you Miss Norma. We miss you so much and we will always love you. May God keep you and I know you are watching over Imran.

From: Peter Chung
Date: 02/02/2007
Message: I can never forget the day I heard about Norma, or Mrs. Khan as I always called her. It was OCTOBER 2001, and I was touring junior boarding schools in New England. Of course, I couldn't let this opportunity slip without calling Imran; it had been four years since I last saw him in third grade. He picked up, and as usual, he enthusiastically exclaimed my name. But I could feel a change of rhythm in his voice. He calmly put his aunt on the phone. She asked if I knew about the Pentagon incident. I replied yes, with no idea of what was about to hit me. After a few moments of hesitation, she told me that Imran's mother is no longer with us in this world. My mother, who sat next to me, broke into tears. I sat on the bed, blankly staring into the bright lamp above the phone, still unable to take in what had happened. I remember my first day at Fairfax Christian School, in 1995. Our family was to live in the States while my father got his lawyer's degree at Georgetown. I couldn't speak a word of English. Then a bright, energetic fellow classmate opened up to me. We started off sharing crayons, and our friendship quickly escalated to routine sleep-overs, in which we would play "Starship Troopers." And no matter what, Mrs. Khan was always there for us. My parents would often sit down and talk with Mrs. Khan before sleepovers. My father would always leave saying in Korean, "She's one of the most optimistic persons I've ever met. How is she so kind to everybody?" I can still remember her voice, her laugh, her showing the "I like to move it" dance moves in the car, and how she was never discouraged by anything. Imran, if you ever read this message, I'm sorry I wasn't there for you. It's been years since we lost contact. I would have called you every day, but I was afraid I might be making it worse for you. I want you to know that no matter what happens, you're my best friend, and I'll always pray for you. Mrs. Khan, you were like a mother to me. The best of my childhood memories lie with you and Imran. I'll never forget you.

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