Monday, May 02, 2011

The Fire Still Burns


This is one of my favorite pictures so far of last night's celebration in the wake of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The FDNY lost 343 of its brothers on September 11th, 2001, and for a time, living in New York City, these guys became a symbol to me of the indomitable heroism exhibited on that day -- as well as a bittersweet living testament to those who did in fact sacrifice all so that others could go on.

The plaque on the side of the ladder truck in the picture is just one of the many memorials that still dot the streets of New York City.

For me, though, the ongoing heroic efforts of the FDNY is the best memorial there is.

5 comments:

Alanna said...

Hell yeah! I saw a whole bunch of "Never Forget" t-shirts worn and being sold at Grand Central this morning. Love this pic, thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

343 not 341

Chez said...

Thank you for the correction. I thought it was 341. Fixed.

Ref said...

I've met a bunch of FDNY guys while skiing. It's a remarkable group of people. It's nice to see others remembering how much skill and courage goes into their work.

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

Very nice picture indeed.