As survivors of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, my wife and I witnessed firsthand the power of hatred and evil. It only took minutes for the power of Love, Courage, Duty, Honor and Patriotism to swoop in…. Brave men and women of the FDNY, NYPD and PANYNJ on the backs of speeding fire trucks hanging on, staring at the north side of the Tower One. NYC’s worst nightmare unfolding before our eyes. And it was only 08:50am The image of that fire engine rushing past me on Vesey Street seconds after I left 7 World Trade Center for the last time has been seared into my memory for 20 years. I think of them every time I see a firefighter, police officer or EMT. I think of them every day. Every day for 20 years. We will continue to honor their memory with service to our community.
We pray for the eternal rest of those lost and for consolation and peace to the survivors. We salute New York City’s Fire, Police and Emergency services and the great men and women of the Port Authority Police. We salute all the unsung heroes who raced to Ground Zero to answer the call of duty. We are grateful for the NYPD’s Counter Terrorism Unit for protecting NYC and the region. Big salute to our military and intelligence services that have kept us safe for the last 20 years.
Please support the efforts of great organizations for first responders and military by running a 5k or donating directly. Take a look at The USO , Tunnel to Towers Foundation 22Mowhawks, Travis Manion Foundation, Flanders Fields and more.
Shop American and support the families of military and first responders on Spouse-ly Join your local volunteer fire company, fly an American Flag, do a good deed daily and express gratitude. God Bless you and God Bless America.
Thank you @NYPD @FDNY @theportauthority_NY_NJ
We join our friends @FMAA_USA in lowering our flags to half-staff in honor of the fallen this Patriot Day.
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