Lake Mohegan Fire Department's 1st Lieutenant Chris Gravius reflects on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terroristic attacks. He and the rest of the fire department members are remembering today those who were killed.
"For those who do not know, within minutes of the collapse of the World Trade Center in [New York City], Mohegan Firefighters and EMS personnel were already being called into action," Gravius wrote in the post on the fire department's website. "Our firefighters dropped everything they were doing, whether it was college, work, or household tasks and responded in anyway they could, without even thinking of circumstances of responding and assisting during a terrorist attack."
Thankfully, he said, not one member of the Lake Mohegan Fire Department was hurt.
"Our members helped in recovery operations in the days that followed with crews being sent to assist around the clock," Gravius wrote.
Everyone worked together in the days after. Headquarters at Lake Mohegan quickly began to fill with supplies to be donated to the rescue/recovery operations, Gravius remembered. Every item was trucked to Ground Zero in the days that followed.
"This tragic event changed our world as we knew it," he wrote. "May we never forget the tragedies of this day, may we honor those who were lost, and May God Bless America."