The Legacy Letters: An Inspirational Collection of Letters from Family Members to Loved Ones Who Perished on 9/11 is Released

All proceeds support Tuesday's Children's programs and services for 9/11 Families

Aug 16, 2011, 09:30 ET from Tuesday's Children

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 10th anniversary of September 11th approaching, Tuesday's Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving 9/11 families, has compiled a deeply compelling collection of letters by 9/11 relatives written to their lost loved ones.

The Legacy Letters: Messages of Life and Hope From 9/11 Family Members, edited by New York Times bestselling author Brian Curtis, highlights the families' incredible courage, cherished memories and remarkable will to persevere despite their loss. The hardcover book is published by Perigee, a division of Penguin Group (USA), Inc.

The letter writers include husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, grandparents, daughters, nieces and brothers – each sharing lessons and insights about life and loss. The collection is a beautiful celebration of life and a fitting tribute to the resilience of the 9/11 families. 

Terry Sears, Executive Director of Tuesday's Children, said, "For almost a decade, Tuesday's Children has stood shoulder to shoulder with the families of 9/11 helping them toward a brighter future.  They have inspired us with their grace and strength.  The Legacy Letters is a testament to their indomitable spirit and their will to embrace the future.  We hope that, through this inspiring book, Tuesday's Children has given voice to the thousands of families we have come to know and love over the past 10 years."

Among the families' inspiring messages are, "I sincerely believe that the world is learning from September 11 and will slowly but surely make peace, I just wish you could have lived to see it."  Another writes, "Out of the darkness comes light, and the kids of 9/11, my friends who I now call family, will light the darkness and make the nation shine..."

All royalties from the sale of The Legacy Letters will support Tuesday's Children's vast array of programs and services including counseling, mentoring, health and wellness initiatives, life management programs, Project Common Bond – its international peace program – and family engagement initiatives. 

For more information on how to purchase the book and to learn more about Tuesday's Children, please visit

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