1. #1
    Junior Member

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    Oct 2001

    Default In the Arm of Angels

    On September 11th, 2001, my biggest concern was how many unescorted school kids would be running wild on Ellis Island. Kids are cool, but not when running through a musuem, getting into mischief that could damage a cultural important resource, or themselves.

    I have been an NPS Park Ranger here since 1993, and thought I had seen it all. Pretty silly, huh?

    There are no words that I can use to tell what I saw that beautiful, clear morning that held such promise. Nor of the sheer courage of the men and women that laid it all on the line. I am 1st Responder, though most stuff is really minor: fainting, sea sickness, minor injures, nothing like what came at us.

    Our EMTs, and the Paramedics that arrived handled the worse stuff. Myself and another 1st Responder hauled gear, helped walking wounded wash up, and monitored for potential issues.

    All I know is that all those lost souls are in the arms of angels, some wearing bunker pants and turnout gear, others the blue of NYPD.



  2. #2
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Daytona Beach, FL, US


    When pt all comes down to it, we ALL wear the same color. It is the color of the tears we shed and the blood we sometimes spill.

    Everyday, I think we all wake under watchful eye of our guardian angel and with the thoughts and prayers of our Bretheren.

    Stay safe
    Bless all of our Fallen Brothers and Sisters. You will not be forgotten

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