I have been thinking of what to say today on the blog. How can I pay tribute to 9/11, the Fallen, the Survivors, Those lost since, and everything else that accompanies what happened that day and its effect on our Fire Service since?
I do not have the words. There are plenty of others who will do a better job in memorializing the 11th Anniversary of September 11th than I. Look at the blogs, on Facebook, and Fire Service sites, find the articles and read them.
I will say is that I am PROUD. I am proud that so many choose to remember…to not forget. So many have decided that the stories must be told, that the new guys/gals must understand what happened, who we lost, what we lost, AND what we gained that day.
Since 9/11/01 there have been hundreds, maybe even thousands, of 9/11 Memorial’s dedicated. So many Cities and towns offer places of remembrance. World Trade Center steel has been shipped across the Nation (and probable outside of the U.S. too).
Firefighters have permanently tattooed memorials on their skin paying tribute.
Stickers are worn on helmets, and shirts are worn as remembrance.
License plates offer tributes.
Stairs are climbed in tribute. Congratulations to ALL the Brothers and Sisters who have climbed in a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb this year.
September 11, 2001 is remembered, we have proof everywhere we turn. We haven’t forgotten, WE have created a TRADITION in OUR Fire Service of REMEMBERING.
You can hang your hat on that!
I originally posted this in Sept. 2009 and every anniversary of Sept. 11th it gets a lot of traffic so I am sharing it again here.