posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 06:08 PM
Sorry Admin. if I posted this in the wrong forum, please move if you see fit.
Please no negative comments please. A lot of people died that day, we should remember them with honor.
For me.... I knew a couple of NYFD Firefighters that died and I know a couple of families that lived across the river where they had like a inch of
dust in their yard and a lot in there homes.
Get this DEP told them they had nothing to worry about cleaning it up themselves...The result...both families and there small children all have %50
lung capacity. Huge medical bills..can not get any federal money to help them . Do to this some can not work.
For me I spent a week as a Volunteer Firefighter working at the pile..yes I used a respirator, where many did not. Since that day 73 NYPD
Firefighters have died do to the crap they breathed in. Some very young!
Then after that it was going to the funerals.
I went to five of them
The days I went I would board the train to NY city....there would many us on the train.. we all the same uniform, just different patches. It did not
matter if you were a paid firefighter or volunteer we are all brothers and sisters. On the train we would figure out which funeral we were going to
and go together.
Normally there would be a Thousand NYFD there , but do to the work that had to be done and the deaths there were very few.
The families were very grateful we were there ...never a dry eye.
On the first year anniversary of 9/11 my daughter 8 at the time..she says Daddy we have to do something to remember and never forget , so what we did
and still do every year. I take my fire gear and I put in a wooden chair ,with the helmet so it looks like a fireman bow his head and my daughter made
a sign in glitter, red silver and blue and the fireman is holding the sign and I have a spotlight on it so it shines.
Beside the chair I have two matching tables with long sheltered candles representing the two towers.
My daughter use to hang with me at the firehouse on Saturday afternoons. I always taught her to be a leader! And she has become one!
She is in the Police Cadets in our town , use to under the Explorer program/Boy scouts 14 to 21. They have a week of Academy every year wear Cadet
come from all over New England..6 phases one week camp.
They do the same training as police officers do ,a lot of PT and respect She was top Cadet last year above all 600 Cadets and has won many other
award. She is now a LT. and has 2 squads under her leadership /she is '5.3" tall 110 pounds and has the respect.
She organizes every year where the Cadets, police firefighters pay their respect. They go down to Sherwood Island beach in Westport , thats were
Connecticut's memorial is for the people of state that died that day.
Please pray tomorrow for all the families that lost a loved one...as I will!