Today is September 12th 2019, 18 years after that fateful day that changed us and the world forever. Last night along with some firefighters and their families… for the 3rd time I watched the same documentary about a young firefighter who happened to be on duty at the time of the attacks on NYC. The film makers ended up documenting the response to those attacks. While watching the tv screen, all the images I saw renewed my memories from my month working at Ground Zero following the attacks.
In the story you’re about to listen to I describe just a few of the images and feelings I still think about today, 18 years later. Keep in mind that our memories are never exact but the images and feelings are very vivid in my mind. After you listen to the story, what I hope you’ll think about is that Life Is Short. None of us know how much time we have on this earth and regardless of your spiritual beliefs, while we’re on this earth I believe we should do everything to make sure our family and friends know we love them. I think that’s all that’s important. In the meantime, here are a just a few memories from 18 years ago.
4 thoughts on “#13 – Memories from the World Trade Center after 9-11”
Bobbie.. thank you for your first hand account of that infamous day. Your description of the concrete alone was chilling. I’m glad you were able to pull the value of life out of this experience. Thank you for your years of service… you’ve got a fan in me!!
Thank you Bobbie. I was imagining that the powdered concrete must have been much like volcanic ash. I hope you were wearing a good mask. Amazing story. Di
It probably was Dianne except it didn’t have the abrasive qualities of powdered pumice I imagine. As for wearing masks I hate to tell you that no one was wearing masks down there. We had them. We were fitted with them so they were good quality especially for that situation. But to be honest I think everybody thought this was the end of Life as we knew It. In a way it was.
So sad. Thank you for sharing. I especially liked the ending. Life is short.