Dear Friends & Colleagues,

I pray 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 11th, 2001.

We shall never, ever, forget...

Steven M. Albright
Lt. Paramedic
Sedgwick County, Kansas