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There -- very moving.
Moment for all of us watching it.
Here and I'm very glad to bring in Tim round now there's been a good friend of this program and he's retired air fire fighter.
And nine elevenths survivor himself to him welcome.
-- it's good to have you with us today you know -- remind us remind everybody where you work.
On that day.
Right originally I was in -- seven World Trade Center in the first plane went over or a roof.
And smashed into the north tower.
We were unsure at that time the weather was a terrorist attack -- a mistake.
But certainly when the second plane came in you know we all realize that we were under attack.
That we are under attack and what did you do at that moment.
Well we -- over the -- to myself and chief burns and the fire department and he had ordered a fifth alarm for the second tower.
And we conversed a little bit as we were running over just establish a command post.
I was grabbed by a civilian who said there were people trapped.
And sure enough we were on the quarter and you could see into that shaft of the elevator.
And you could see the people's feet in the car at the top.
And the the elevator -- underneath them was on fire -- jet fuel so they were getting -- Like -- -- -- barbecue will.
We grabbed the much of fire extinguishers.
We tried to fight the fire.
To no avail.
Some firemen showed up actually my friend firefighter Mike Lynch.
And he put his head on my shoulder and is said to me I got it will get them out.
In that he might as well -- angel's wings at that home.
They found Mike's body along with the people in the elevator.
A few weeks later.
One woman recounted later on how the firemen.
With the red for his helmet had saved her.
So we know that might got at least one of the people out of the elevator which is a happy story -- that's you know this.
Mayor Giuliani says it was his the worst day of his life and also the best in his life and I think that's right because there were so many heroic actions by the police officers and firefighters that -- You feel like it was a miracle that you survived.
That -- little area where I wound up when the south tower collapsed.
Was actually the area damaged in the ninety's -- bombings and when the iron worker and -- workers rebuilt it.
They use the great American pride -- that you steal much cubic.
In that area where where it was kind of a cocoon where we survived I believe.
That was directed to that spot.
And that -- -- workers had -- Let's take -- place safety for us and so ten years later now we sit here and as you go about the city the firefighters have been.
They've been visited by so many tourists who come to New York good for the past decade I thought it was very interest and it's a walk by the fire houses.
This week and to see how they aren't getting ready for today.
Did they -- read this day.
Did they welcome it in a way where they could say hello again to to lost friends.
I'd imagine the emotions have been all over this.
Yeah I think that's probably true I don't think there's a general -- motion of the firefighters.
-- other than.
And really very sad.
You know -- we live every day to see.
-- fire trucks running around New York City right now with the lights and sirens on trying to help people.
-- when when you can't save everyone it's hurtful to us.
When did you know just a fire in the Bronx or Brooklyn and you know you couldn't go get the kid.
It failed -- their mission that's hurtful to us so.
For us to lose 343.
It is very painful.
It's what she -- that personal in special operations in the New York City Fire Department.
We've lost nearly a hundred guys in special operations.
That was 13 of the command in these were the most experienced.
And most intelligent.
In the New York City Fire Department.
Well the whole Lotta loss -- and you know you if -- that you believe you are -- -- a purpose.
And you have literally dedicated.
Every day of your life as part of China on the past ten years I just serving that purpose.
Anybody who doesn't know how and what what you've been doing what you have been doing all these families and -- who are still alive many of whom are still suffering.
From the illnesses that they incurred during.
Yes that's all -- here you know it's a very simple phrase.
It's never forget and that really means never forget it means never forget that the brave heroes that day the firefighters and police officers -- that read into that building never forget their families.
Never forget to honor the sacrifice.
Here at ground zero.
Make sure that the narrative stays on point.
And that other people don't try to hijack the narrative.
And never forget.
That that was a day of evil.
That evil visited us very personally that aid to new York city fire department of city police department the the Port Authority police department as well as everyone else.
And we can't let political correctness -- that.
We need to save what happened that day and who did that to us it it was Islamist terrorists.
New York City.
It's very important that stays as a part of the narrative.
But getting back to the families.
This is -- you know we -- seeing the shots before.
This is a hard day for them it's a hard day for us.
And you know -- I think that's -- firefighters go to the -- memorial.
And just kind of get in the circle and hugged each other and -- needed on a day like today.
Tim thank you -- thank yet stylish and -- -- -- Valujet brother Stanley -- all the firefighters 343 loss we've seen so many of their children.
Wearing a hat wearing there uniform standards and our hearts and prayers are with you -- all of Brothers.
That you last -- that and we have great that you remembered that you think you're in this book because we've.
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