Courage After The Crash
I live in the little town of Lambertsville ... there was an airplane that crashed near Shanksville. Oh my, it's on fire ... and smoke. It's unbelievable!
The State Troopers were posted along the roads, twenty-four-seven. People there got firewood for the Troopers to build fires to stay warm. They allowed them to use their bathrooms and gave them coffee and food. It was really a credit to Somerset County the way people helped.
Of the memorial service in Somerset on September 14, 2001: It was amazing ... you saw men in suits ... farmers in coveralls ... blacks and whites ... different socio-economic levels ... united at that one time. It was such a feeling of pain and sympathy and also being proud to be an American.
Red Cross volunteers served 65,000 meals, while the Salvation Army served 22,850 to workers at the crash site and morgue during the two weeks following the crash.
How could you lose an airplane in so many pieces and have a wallet picture survive?
He kept telling me, “Remember Cash Man. Please just remember that name.”
That family had left some Hawaiian shirts up at the site. He said that his sister was a party person, and she would have wanted us to laugh with our tears.
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