We now interrupt your UK news briefly for a moment of remembrance. As I’m sure you’re aware, today’s the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Can you believe it’s been that long? I think we all remember exactly where we were when the towers went down. I was walking between classes my senior year at Danville High School when the news came out, and after watching the news in AP Calculus, went to the office to get in touch with my sister, who lived blocks from the World Trade Center at the time. Thankfully, she was fine, and with her roommates, spent the day helping people in off the street, giving them water and letting them use their cell phones to contact loved ones. I’ll never forget watching the news for hours that day with my dad. I encourage you to share your stories in the comments section.
Foam 161, a fire truck damaged in the attacks on September 11th, is currently on display at the Patton Museum in Fort Knox, Kentucky. The truck’s rear driver’s side is still charred and melted, and three of the firefighters that worked on Foam 161 reunited yesterday to see the truck for the first time in twelve years. Read more of their story in this article by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Thanks to Randy Sigler for sharing it with me.
This .gif is making its way around the internet, and is too good not to share. #NeverForget