Remembrance Rescue Project

Yesterday, our local fire department (which just happens to be a neighbor of ours at our shop) hosted the Remembrance Rescue Project fire truck.

I wasn’t familiar with this project until we learned last week that our little town is one of the stops on the tour. This is an actual FDNY fire truck that responded to the World Trade Center following the 9/11 attack.

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A volunteer group of firefighters salvaged the truck, built in 1996, and is using it to both honor the firefighters lost in 9/11, as well as all those lost in the line of duty.  They also use this to educate children who weren’t born at that time, or who aren’t old enough to remember in details the events of that day.

Motor Man and I compared it to those of us who were very young or not born when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred.  We just can’t imagine the feelings in our country when that happened.

This is a photo taken of Rescue 4 on 9/11.

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Motor Man and I were honored to visit this traveling memorial and make a donation to its cause.

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As we stood with other folks from our town, looking at the fire truck and the exhibits displayed, we could overhear people sharing with others where they were and what they were doing when they first heard news about the attacks.

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If you’re interested in more details about this project, click here for their web-site.

~These Days Of Mine~

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16 responses to “Remembrance Rescue Project

  1. This is new to me, too. I’m glad you had a chance to see it and make a donation!

  2. Great the truck was salvaged and is being used to educate. Such a sad day. I remember seeing it on Good Morning America with Charlie Gibson.

  3. What a wonderful project: from restoration of the FDNY truck that was there on the scene on 9/11 to the tour to educate and raise money – it’s just a fabulous and most special thing.

    Pam

  4. I wish there were more mobile memorials such as this one. What a great way to remind us all of the huge American sacrifices made in a horrific attack on this country.

  5. I hadn’t heard of this, thanks for sharing.

  6. Olde Towne Photos

    How fortunate you were that they visited your town. Saw it in Portsmouth and got goose bumps thinking about what it had been through. Amazing, the effects of an inanimate object.

  7. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. I had no idea!

  8. It’s hard to believe it will be 13 years… This is a very good idea for a travelling memorial.. I’ll never forget that day; I was close enough to a t.v. to stay up to date right from the beginning. I hope to never see anything like it again.

  9. Dianna, we flew into a small regional airport in New York on our way to Maine in July and there was a very moving memorial in their lobby. There are quiet little remembrances all around us. This was wonderful, thanks for sharing.

  10. I had no idea there were these mobile remembrance projects — such a good idea. May we always remember!

  11. What a wonderful exhibit! It looks like a very moving memorial.

  12. Great idea! Thank you for sharing, I hadn’t heard about this project. ~ Sheila

  13. Wow! Beautiful way to educate and memorialize that terrible day. We all remember where we were and what we were doing when … MJ

  14. That is a very neat exhibit!!!! Thanks for sharing with us.

  15. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a worth while exhibit! I had never heard of this either. It would be amazing to see. I pray we never forgot that day.

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