September 11, 2001: What They Did That Day


by Mimi Bosarge, Our Mississippi Home

What they did that day.

They started out their day as usual. They woke up, said goodbye to their loved ones, and left for work. They drove themselves, took public transportation, and boarded airplanes to take them on vacation, business, or just to get home. How could they ever imagine they’d never come home or reach their destinations?

What they did that day.

New York’s Bravest rushed to the Towers to control the fires. They ran inside while most ran out. They went in to save those still trapped and became trapped themselves. Many never made it out.

What they did that day.

New York’s Finest, trained to protect and serve, did just that. They too rushed to the Towers. They protected as best as they could, but in the end, they too became trapped. Many of them didn’t make it out…

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