September 11 Digital Archive: XML Document
Story:I was on my way home from work. I am an EMT that works for the FDNY at Battallion 39 in East New York Brooklyn. My pager went off recalling me back to the station. At the same time my partner was calling me on my cell phone. He sait " The World Trade Center Was hit by a plane" Well I told him I would meet him back at the station and would wait for him so we could roll out together. I looked up and saw smoke wafting over Brooklyn and smelt fire. I said in my Heart and mind this can't be happening! After arriving back at the station we all were watching on TV as the second plane hit the towers. I knew then that we had moved into a real serious event now. We were listening to the Job go down on the division radio, and a unit from my station was already downtown at the treatment area, when we saw the first tower go down. My heart stopped. And tears came to my eyes, because I knew that many people, in that instant had lost their lives. Included in that number were many of my friends and co-workers.
The World Trade Center Towers was a very special place to me and my family, My wife and I have been married for some 20 years now. That was our favorite place to go and to take family and friends. Many pictures and good times have been spent on the observation deck. Many a stolen Kiss was taken at the top of the world. The towers were some of my favorite photographic subjects. I took a picture of them standing tall on September 4, 2001 when I came back from North Carolina comming into LaGuadia Airport. You couldn't help it, they were so beautiful! Little did I know that seven days later they would be gone.
I miss them and my many lost friends... no one will ever know how much.
Should be remembered:The Massive loss of life, The loss of relative peace and security in the United States and how the planet as a whole changed on that day.