To Honor Chuck
To Honor Chuck
Dear Mrs. Margiotta,
I can find no words that I could put down that would truly convey the heart felt condolences to you & your family. However, if I may, explain how this came about.
We are a small screen-print & vehicle graphic shop located in Fargo ND. In 2003 we designed and applied the graphics on a semi-truck now known as the Rolling Memorial, which can be seen on our web site, appliedimage.net.
On it were the names of everyone who perished on 9-11 in the planes, towers and Pentagon. In 2004, Thomas Bruno (FDNY Ret-L-85), sent us some t-shirts in appreciation, along with a phone call. During that conversation, he talked a little about Chuck, the stations location and about 9-11.
Curious, I went to the stations web site and found a link to Chuck’s web site. After visiting the site numerous times, reading the thoughts, memories and passages, one can’t help but feel like one really missed the boat, not having had the chance to know Chuck. So I wanted to do something unique to honor Chuck.
It has been an on again, off again project for me for 4 years, working with various artists that came and went. During the course, I’ve learned a few things in the software programs & such to finally bring this piece to completion.
I wish I could have met Chuck. He must have been an amazing man. The image portrayed is my attempt to try and capture the essence of the totally giving man that I felt reach out from his web site.
With the greatest respect and best wishes to you and your family,