May 13, 1966.
A boy is born.
The boy quiet and kind,
But one not lost in the crowd.
A boy full of adventure.
A boy who loves his family,
And not afraid to show his sense of humor.
The downward slope with his skis became his passion.
The Colorado Mountains became his home.
The firehouse, family, and friends
Soon called the young boy back to New York.
Sports were taught, games were played, trips were taken.
The people of New York soon called to the young boy.
The boy, now a man full of courage.
A building full of danger.
The young man, however, was only able to return in the hearts of those who have lost.
A godfather, an uncle, a brother, and a son.
A young boy, who lives in the hearts of those who will never forget.
On September 11, 2001 nineteen terrorists, part of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group, hijacked four airlines shortly after departing. Unfortunately, the hijackers were successful in flying the planes into the two World Trade Centers and one plane into the Pentagon. However, the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93, fought back against the hijackers and were able to crash the plane near Shanksville, Pennsylvania in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in one single day and 343 firefighters, including George Cain, died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
On the morning of September 11th, the New York fire department company Engine 16, Ladder 7 rushed to the World Trade Centers at the call of the North Tower being hit. The men of Ladder 7 left their truck on West Street and were then directed to evacuate the Marriott hotel, which stood between the towers. The Marriott was a 25-story building and was cut in half by the South Tower collapsing. After the North Tower collapsed, the hotel was completely demolished. All Ladder 7 firefighters were killed in the collapse of the hotel. However, the men of Engine 16 were miraculously saved. The 343 firefighters that had laid down their lives for the people of New York City will never be forgotten. They will continue to live and thrive in the hearts of all the citizens and people who continue to remember and to teach others of 9/11.
At 7:59 am, American Airlines Flight 11 takes off from Logan International Airport with the intent of successfully leaving Boston and arriving in Los Angeles. There were 76 passengers, 11 crew members, and five hijackers on board.
At 8:14 am, United Airlines Flight 175 takes off from Logan International Airport with the intent of successfully leaving Boston and arriving in Los Angeles. There were 51 passengers, nine crew members, and five hijackers on board.
At 8:20 am and 8:42 am, both American Airlines Flight 77 and United Airlines Flight 93 take off from Washington Dulles International Airport and Newark International Airport. Flight 77 had 53 passengers, six crew members, and five hijackers on board and flight 93 had 33 passengers, seven crew members and four hijackers.
At 8:46 am, American Airlines Flight 77 is crashed into the North World Trade Center.
At 9:03 am, United Airlines flight 175 is crashed into the South World Trade Center.
At 9:37 am, American Airlines Flight 77 is crashed into the Pentagon, near Washington D.C.
At 9:59 am, the South World Trade Center collapses.
At 10:03 am, United Airlines Flight 93 crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania after the passengers hear about the attacks on the World Trade centers and the Pentagon.
At 10:28 am, the North World Trade Center collapses.
Those lost on September 11, 2001 live in our hearts, the hearts of those who will never forget what happened on the morning of September 11th.