Paul Hashagen describes the keeping of a promise to New York City firefighters made just after the Civil War to return a kindness, “should misfortune ever befall the Empire City.” On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, the nation’s attention was drawn to the live TV coverage of the unfolding...
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The White Knoll Middle School raised more than $500,000 to buy the truck. Their efforts have more than paid off any debt that South Carolina may have had to New York City. Moreover, they have personified the new level of compassion, support and respect that the fire service has been given since Sept. 11.