posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 09:42 PM
Thank you to all who have posted on this.
Just thinking about that day, I still smell the fires, a metallic smell the same I smelled in New Orleans during my help at Hurricane Katrina. That
smell like the taste of blood that you never forget. The screams of people in the street groups of people standing on the corners crying. All you can
do is to tell them we will get through this. The walls of the missing I saw.
My visit to the Family Pier, where families have gone to report the loved ones missing. The hardest time is when I walked down teddy bear lane. This
was an area in the front with at least 50000 teddy bears sent by the children in the country to the families. I am crying now................ I cant
stop remembering the letters attached to them and the powerful message that it sent.
The power of children sending the purest of love and energy that exploded to anyone who was there.....
THERE IS NO MAN ALIVE WHO CAN STAND IN FRONT OF THAT WALL AND NOT FEEL THE POWER OF HOPE, LOVE AND CARE FROM THE CHILDREN.
And not cry......
And the priests and clergy who where going around on roller skates to anyone who seemed stumbling in their pain.....
Yes totally funny and unique. POP's Priest on Patrol we called them.
They brought me back to my mission and gave me hope.
I remember the fear that we all had, when the fighter jets flew over the the area doing CAP. We all scurried under trucks and vehicles thing it was
I also remember when climbing up the pit to deliver supplies, silence of the workers doing the digging and passing the buckets. The Only sound was the
wrecking equipment. Every agency within 200 miles on the first day. 90,000 Workers Cops, FireFighters, Civilians, Iron workers all working in a
harmony that only comes during disasters . Not one order was ever given all of us knew that task on hand.
I remember the Iron worker hanging by a work harness from a small crane about 100 feet in the air, with the torch hanging next to him, he was upside
down cutting the big steel girders. Not your every day assignment. I remember telling a construction worker that his boss was telling him to get off
the rig since he had been working for 4 days straight no sleep, He did not know that 4 days had past. He did get some rest after we helped pull him
out, He was stuck and so tired. They drove him to the hospital to get checked out.
I will write more later...