5 Things I Saw as a 9/11 First Responder
Hey guys, let’s lighten the mood and talk about 9/11 for a moment. Incredibly, it’s been long enough that people who are now entering their 20s were first-graders the morning the news hit. Remember those original confused reports saying there’d been some kind of freak accident that caused an airliner to crash into the World Trade Center? Then the second plane hit and, well, you’ve seen the clips enough you can play them in your memory.
But here’s the thing — for most of us, the story kind of ends with the collapse of the towers. The recovery operation afterward is nothing more than 20 seconds thrown in at the end of the annual video montage. Soon, the War on Terror began, a new tower was under construction, and the world had moved on … completely failing to notice the hundreds and hundreds of people who were still dying.