I know you did all you could. You are a true hero and will forever be in God's hands now.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the friends and family of Mr. Charles Burlingame. I must admit that his name was unfamilar to me before September 11, but that name has become very familiar in my prayers. I am a candidate for the United States Naval Academy. If an appointed I cannot think of a greater honor than living in Bancroft or studying for hours on the second deck of Nimitz, as he once did. I am in awe of his accomplishments at the academy and thoughout his career. He will forever be in my prayers.
I would like to express my sympathy for the family of Captain Burlingame. With the holidays upon us, it is especially painful because there is an empty seat at the table. Nevertheless, please understand that you are not alone. On November 8, I tragically lost my father. I find comfort in knowing that our families, along with many others, share the same common thread. God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.
I am still saddened that it took your family so long to get your burial done at Arlington National Cemetary. But I do understand that the Army does have its regulations to follow. I live in a small town in Minnesota, and we here have family named Burlingame. So your name stuck in my mind. Anyway I just want to say that I hope your family can now find a little more peace in their every day lives. I'm sorry that you don't have him in person for holidays. But I know that you, Charles, will be there in spirit. You're a part of my daily prayer list, and that is something I can give your famliy and friends. May God grant you peace.
L.E.B. of Minnesota
My name is Robert M. Burlingame and I am no relation to Charles. But since September 11th, I have felt a special bond to him and his family, as our name is not that common. I pray for all the victims of that terrible day, but I always say a special one for him and his family. God bless Charles Burlingame and all of us.
Robert M. Burlingame
The attacks that took place on September 11th were heart-wrenching enough without the knowledge that I knew people directly affected. But when I found out that my friend Katy's uncle had been the pilot for one of the ill-fated flights, I was devastated. My thoughts and prayers go to her and her family.
Sakai Troxell, niece's friend