Never Forget (photos and video tribute to 9/11 Ground Zero Responders)

ground zero 9-11 patchAs we approach the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on our country, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the 2,977 lives lost…

  • 2,753 victims at the World Trade Center (including 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, and 8 private EMTs);
  • 184 who died at the Pentagon;
  • and 40 at Shanksville, PA.

There have also been about 1,000+ responders who have since passed due to 9/11 related illnesses from working at Ground Zero.

People often forget terrorist attacks against our nation began long before the 2001 attack and, with all the unrest around the world, we will continue to deal with threats going forward. But we need to remain calm about the threat of terrorist attacks since they are a low risk possibility, and we should all be vigilant.

Our company works very closely with first responders across the nation so we ask you to please remember the sacrifices many responders and volunteers gave so willingly on that day – and everyday – to keep us safe. Never forget…

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Credit: Robert Pears Photography

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Photo via Seal of Honor FB page

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Credit: FEMA

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Credit: Andrea Booher/FEMA

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Credit: FEMA

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Credit: Michael Rieger/FEMA

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Credit: NY Daily News

And if you have an hour to spare, watch 9/11: Ground Zero’s Responders (2001) – A film by Lou Angeli — Narrated by Kathleen Turner. Angeli’s description on Youtube… “Within minutes of the World Trade Center collapse on 9/11/01, emergency personnel and volunteers from around the nation responded to New York’s call for help in what is considered by many as the greatest rescue mission ever. When everything could have totally fallen apart, these remarkable people revealed to the world the true meaning of the American Spirit.”

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3 Responses to Never Forget (photos and video tribute to 9/11 Ground Zero Responders)

  1. j.bradbury says:

    Thank you Janet posting the article. It is sad to think if your 20yrs old or younger, they have no idea what we are talking about. I was Yorktown, VA in the Coast Guard when 9/11 happened. In fact I was in a training class when the first plane hit. I remember the buzzers going off all around me as the Officers in the class where getting texts. Most people thought that first plane was a freak accident. It was not untill lunch before I was able to hear any news. Everything changed that day.

    • itsadisaster says:

      Thank you JB and yes ~ many of the young generation have no idea (and doubt history books will explain it fully) … and sadly many have fallen into pre-9/11 mindsets again.

      We were still asleep when first plane hit (on west coast) when my Mom in TX called and said “turn on the TV” so we saw footage just moments after first plane hit. Bill, Mom and I all felt in our guts it was no accident. The 2nd plane confirmed it. And you’re right – everything changed that day.

      Thank you for your service Sir and for all you do to help people prepare. j (& B)

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