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  Michael J. Armstrong

Position: Vice President, Electronic Trading

I’m not sure why it has taken us twenty years to submit a Cantor Fitzgerald profile for my brother Mike. We’ve probably done everything else in memory of him but this! The New York Times profiles have long been written, a beautifully moving 9/11 Museum has since been built, a memorial plaza has been constructed with great thought and care, and more specifically connected to the memory of Mike, a Foundation in his name continues to support the dreams of students in need of financial aid. Twenty years in we can say that the passage of time has not dimmed his bright spirit, nor silenced his contagious laugh. We can still hear it in our ears, telling us it’s okay. We continue to remember the mischievous gleam in his eye when he teased us, and to draw from the joy he found in such interactions. All of us were happily held captive in his revelry, and we still are. And we continue to feel blessed and inspired by the way he naturally loved and lived his life. We look back on these years with such gratitude to Mike. He has made all of us better people. Going forward, we will strive to walk down noble―and sometimes untrodden―paths in his memory, to breathe for him, to play for him, to continue to search for good deeds in his name. In doing these things, we continue to truly know Mike and ensure that his goodness is known to others.

Marian Armstrong, Sister