Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11

Remember 9/11 and all the Firefighters who lost their lives struggling to save the people trapped in the WTC towers. 

Please keep in your hearts those firefighters who have developed cancer while wading through unimaginable, toxic dust to find WTC survivors and save others on that fateful day.
You can donate to help firefighters at Firefighter Cancer Support Network.
Also, tune in to Sanjay Gupta's Terror in the Dust.

You can donate to help the families of fallen firefights by going to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

What is a fireman? 

He is the guy next door - a man's man with the memory of a little boy. He has never gotten over the excitement of engines and sirens and danger.
He is a guy like you and me with wants and worries and unfulfilled dreams.
Yet he stands taller than most of us.
He is a fireman.
He puts it all on the line when the bell rings.
A fireman is at once the most fortunate and the least fortunate of men.
He is a man who saves lives because he has seen too much death.
He is a gentle man because he has seen the awesome power of violence out of control.
He is responsive to a child's laughter because his arms have held too many small bodies that will never laugh again.
He is a man who appreciates the simple pleasures of life - hot coffee held in numb, unbending fingers - a warm bed for bone and muscle compelled beyond feeling - the camaraderie of brave men - the divine peace and selfless service of a job well done in the name of all men.
He doesn't wear buttons or wave flags or shout obscenities.
When he marches, it is to honor a fallen comrade.
He doesn't preach the brotherhood of man.
He lives it. 

-Author unknown

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