9/11: Remember the Jumpers

Mary and I flew from Florida to Alexandria, Minnesota where I was the keynote speaker and entertainer (singer) at their "Rally for America". As we approach another anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I caught segments of various 9/11 documentaries on TV in the hotel room. I was struck by numerous stories of bravery and selfless acts of courage by our fellow Americans.  A twenty-four-year-old man led a group of fellow employees to safety.  He went back into one of the Twin Towers to rescue more, never to be seen again. A survivor spoke of the look in the eyes of a fireman going up the stairwell as he passed him going down.  The survivor said he felt that the fireman knew he was possibly going to his death.  And yet, he was speedily taking two steps at a time up the stairs. I heard about a white man in one of the towers who, upon hearing cries for help, pulled a brown man through a wall to safety.  They both survived and have become lifelong friends.  The...(Read Full Post)