I was going to compose a Sunday Selections, but my heart is not in it. It has been a sad day here
What is left to be said. I've written various posts about the awful events twenty years ago in NYC and elsewhere but I don't think I've mentioned the heroes of the day, and they are genuine heroes. While I would have said 'That looks too dangerous. I ain't going in there', they entered the burning World Trade buildings to rescue people.
Whether I've commented or not, I've read your posts about that terrible day twenty years ago. I liked Maribeth's post with her recall of the day and figures and here is copy and paste of not the innocents who were murdered, but the paid people, just a job, who put their own lives at risk for others and lost. I shed a tear and I commend them as real heroes.
My blog tells me the year was 2015 and who I am I to disbelieve the internet, least of all my own writing. Visiting the 9/11 memorial was a very moving experience. https://highriser.blogspot.com/2015/08/day-19-us-0907-ny-river-cruise-911-pt-2.html
That day, these first responders also died, as they raced to the scene trying to save anyone they could.
343 Firefighters (including a chaplain and two paramedics) of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
37 Police Officers of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (PAPD)
23 Police Officers of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and
8 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics from private emergency medical services
1 Patrolman from the New York Fire Patrol