9/11. "The final run of FDNY Ladder 118"
Schaamteloze knip en plak van Imgur (waar voor de liefhebbers ook deze Marvel-post wellicht wat comforting feels te bieden heeft), want vaak zeggen anderen het beter. Never Forget, en zo.
"Reposted as a tribute to my 343 brothers who perished that day.
FDNY Ladder 118 crosses the Brooklyn Bridge into lower Manhattan. This picture captures the last alarm all 6 of the members riding on that rig would ever respond to. The men from Ladder 118 responded into the chaos and emerged at the doomed Marriott World Trade Center hotel. Survivors remembered seeing men with the number 118 on their helmets running up the stairs to help the panicked guests. The next time anyone saw the firemen was when their bodies, still side by side, were dug out of the rubble.
Those men were not dug out of the rubble for nearly two months after 9/11, but they were merely inches apart from each other. Consider the heroism, the honor, and the courage that these men, and all responders showed that day. I can't imagine what was going through their minds, but like I tell my young son, "You have to be scared in order to be brave." Every time I respond to a high rise fire, my thoughts go to those 343, and so do the thoughts of everyone else responding with me."