9-11 is a very sad day for me. As you may know, I was a New York City Fire Department Paramedic for many years and I lost a lot of friends on that fateful day. One of them was my paramedic partner David P. Lemagne.
I left the Fire Department as well as medicine altogether and moved to sunny Florida where I have built a fruitful sales business. That was all because the good Lord spared my life.
Many of my friends and comrades made the supreme sacrifice that day. It pains me to think that so many have forgotten that sacrifice. I for one WILL NEVER FORGET. The day after, every one came together to help us search for survivors. Over the 30 days that followed, we recovered 20 survivors from the collapse. But the rest met their fate that day.
I remember how the entire country felt , “Lets Bomb That Country Off The Face Of The Planet!” There wasn’t one person that was opposed to go to war back then …. But today some question the efforts of the war on terror. Why do you think that is? Is it because so many have forgotten? Do you really think that Gas prices have anything to do with the war? Of Course Not ! Wake up! FREEDOM ISN’T FREE! It’s been paid for in advance with the blood of our forefathers and all those brave souls (Like David) that have made the ultimate sacrifice before us.
Here are some pictures of the remembrance ceremony I attended today here in Palm Bay Florida where we dedicated a plaque to the local Fire Department for their continued support and dedication to the FDNY Retirees of Brevard County FL. Can you find me in the pictures? I’m in my blue duty uniform (which barely fits now!)
I was spared and I will never forget. Will you?