Open Thread: 13 Years Later 9/11/01

This week, we remember those lost on 9/11/01. The photos above are of our local firemen from Engine Company 205 / Ladder Company 118 “Fire Under the Bridge”, who rushed to the scene and never returned:

Lt. Joseph Agnello

Firefighter Vernon Cherry

Firefighter Scott Davidson

Firefighter Leon Smith Jr.

Firefighter Peter Vega

Lt. Robert Wallace

Lt. Robert Regan

Captain Martin Egan

NBC’s Dateline profile of FF Cherry:

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  • petercow

    Ladder 118 – responding.

  • Eddyde

    Her are some photos I took that morning and latter that day as a civilian volunteer at Ground Zero.

  • Reggie

    I needed to sign some legal documents today and an attorney remarked, ‘ominous day for this.’ Ominous probably isn’t even the sentiment he was trying to express but it got me thinking, for how long will this day be resonant and then for how many? I lived in New York City and saw the buildings collapse first hand; 9/11 remains significant for me and I guess it will for the rest of my life. However, I think very little about Pearl Harbor, three-quarters of a century later. Most Americans experienced the World Trade Center attacks second-hand, on television. Eventually, it will be a historical event that people only learn about in school. None of which should be inferred as my diminishing anyone’s loss or the magnitude of the tragedy. Just some thoughts about time in response to a comment on the 13th of these sad anniversaries.

  • Ann B Chapin

    What a lovely piece about Vernon! I remember him well. When we had our annual caroling party we would always stop by Middagh St to carol with the firefighters. It was such a joy when Vernon was on duty and led us in song! <3

  • TeddyNYC

    I will never forget the horror I witnessed from my Brooklyn Heights roof that sunny morning. I hope it never happens again.

  • cindy s

    I remember by boyfriend worked
    at 150 Broadway he witnessed
    the 2nd plane go in. I was in route
    downtown. His cell worked and
    He got out safe. So many people
    helped eachother. but still, 3000
    Dead! Then the aftermath, the poi-
    son Fumes, the smell of death. Each
    year I and my family remember.

  • Hicksup

    Amazing photos. Thanks for sharing.