In Memory of Craig Scott Amundson

In Memory of Craig Scott Amundson

Craig Scott Amundson was 28 years old and from Fort Belvoir, Virginia. (Born: Cedar Rapids, Iowa). Graig was assigned to the Army's Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel as a graphic artist.

Craig was on active duty under general Maude as a Specialist working at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

Craig is buried in Section 64, Site 4760, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

(Letter to George Bush from Craig's wife Amber.)

Dear President Bush,

I do not like unnecessary death. I do not want anyone to use my husband's death to perpetuate violence. So, Mr. President, when you say that vengeance is needed so that the victims of 9/11 do not die in vain, could you please exclude Craig Scott Amundson from your list of victims used to justify further attacks? I do not want my children to grow up thinking that the reason so many people died following the Sept. 11 attack was because of their father's death. I want to show them a world where we love and not hate, where we forgive and not seek out vengeance. Please Mr. Bush, help me honor my husband. He drove to the Pentagon with a Visualize World Peace bumper sticker on his car every morning. He raised our children to understand humanity and not fight to get what you want. When we buried my husband, an American flag was laid over his casket. My children believe the American flag represents their dad. Please let that representation be one of love, peace and forgiveness. I am begging you, for the sake of humanity and my children, to stop killing. Please find a nonviolent way to bring justice to the world.

Sincerely, Amber Amundson.
(Amber Amdunson's letter was written on November 24, 2001.)

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