[tps_header]My father has always been, and will always be my hero. He is the former captain and current president of the Mutual Engine and Co. Fire Station, and has volunteered his time for over 35 years. He is the first one in, last one out, and hardly ever misses a call; September 11, 2001 was no different. I will always remember the look of both devastation and dedication on his face as I sat on his lap in the firehouse watching the tragedies unfold on the television in front of me. I will never forget the many men and women whom I call my friends and family waiting anxiously for their pagers to go off. They weren’t just my heroes that day, they were America’s.
Among the thousands of innocent lives taken that day, 343 heroes were also taken. My father built a memorial in honor of those heroes. The memorial lives in my hometown of Mount Kisco, New York, alongside a steal beam from the World Trade Center and a flag that has traveled to the 3 locations that were attacked on September 11th, 2001.
So today, please take a moment to honor the lives lost 13 years ago, and thank your local heroes.
-Jackie Felice, Fabletics PR Coordinator[/tps_header]