QUOTE OF THE DAY
September 11, 2011
by Denny Boysen
Dear Brothers and Sisters of the NYPD; NYFD,
Don’t feel badly that you were not invited to the memorial at the
World Trade Center
Neither was I.
It was sometime in the afternoon September 11, 2001, when I finally called my father
“I’ve never been so proud of having been a fire fighter as I am today, I’ve never been as proud of my profession as I am today, those guys could have stayed outside, but they didn’t.”
Three-hundred and forty-three Fire Fighters lost their lives that day, every one of them knew the risk. Most people don’t realize it, Fire Fighters do, steel beams will twist out of shape, buckle and contribute to structural damage in a hot fire faster than wood beams will burn and collapse. Those were well aware that a fire, fueled by that quantity of aviation fuel was plenty hot enough to cause steel to melt. And even the rookies knew when structural members start to give way, very bad things happen.
They went in anyway, they went in to get other people out
Last September 11th, the Mayor Of New York City didn’t consider New York City’s Fire Fighters worthy of attending the 10th anniversary of that day, at the place where so many of the friends and brother Fire Fighters gave their lives trying to save others.
Someday the mayor will need an ambulance, happens to us all sooner or later.. He’ll get it and the crew will do their damnedest to save his life. It will only be later, over a drink, or maybe on their way back to the fire house; someone will ask why they didn’t let the son of a bitch die..