September 11th (Superman) Letter


April, 2002

Dear Engine 7, Ladder 1,

I am 14 years old and live in Edmeston, NY. It is about 17 miles from Cooperstown NY. Three weeks ago my class and I watched the documentary 9/11. I had not seen the movie until then. Right then I found out that life was not going to be easy. You taught me never to give up. That may sound ordinary but it impacted my life immensely. My family noticed my change and wondered what had driven me to be more compassionate and loving. I started to spend more time with my mom and helping her.

I was wondering if your firehouse has a web site I could visit to learn more about your experiences. I am sure 9/11 has impacted you in ways I cannot imagine. 9/11 has impacted me also. I have many friends who lived near the towers. One of them lost his apartment totally. Even thought this tragedy was horrible, I have tried to get over it and move on. This is not working, but I am still fighting to live a normal life again.



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