“This is 3 Truck, and we’re still heading up!” -Captain Patrick Brown, Ladder 3, FDNY
19 years ago today our country witnessed a horrific tragedy. At the same time, through the smoke and the flames, our country also witnessed countless acts of bravery and people helping one another. On this day, JTFD1 pauses to remember and reflect. We remember the thousands of lives lost, including the 343 firefighters serving the FDNY who ran in to do their job with no hesitation. We reflect on the days after when our country united and collectively said, “We will not hide in fear.” We will never forget the sacrifice that so many people made and continue to make. We will never forget the bravery. We will never forget 9/11/2001.