that all of you are finding the strength to cope with the trauma
associated with the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.
I will forever remember the phone call I received from my
wife, who was on duty as an emergency room nurse, notifying me
that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center.
I, like many of you, tuned in to CNN just in time to witness
the second plane crash into the south tower.
I sat and watched in horror as the events of the day
unfolded. At no
time, during my 23 years as a public servant, had I felt as
helpless as I did that day.
I watched as colleagues and civilians died in front of my
eyes, realizing that there wasn’t a thing I or anyone else could
do to aid those victims.
I felt that I had to do something, so I spent the next three days
creating this memorial. It
will forever stand as a tribute to all of the emergency workers
and civilians who perished on that Tuesday morning, September
We shall never, ever, forget...
Sedgwick County, Kansas