NYC Responders Not Invited
Ten years ago, hundreds of first responders, firefighters, police officers, and port authority officials weren’t invited to the World Trade Center towers. They weren’t invited to run up dozens of flights of stairs with their gear, with firefighting equipment. They weren’t invited to give up their lives on that day. But they went anyway. They all responded with one goal in mind, to save lives. So how does the city remember those people in a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks? By not inviting them again. According to CNN.com
The first responders are not invited to this year’s September 11 memorial ceremony at ground zero, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office confirmed Monday.
Well, Bloomberg must have a really good reason for keeping these people out, right?
“given the space constraints, we’re working to find ways to recognize and honor first responders, and other groups, at different places and times,” [Bloomberg spokesman Andrew] Brent said.
No space, huh? I’m sure those staircases they died in were plenty roomy too. I’m sure there was plenty of space under all that rubble they were trapped under and died in.
So we’ll just honor them at a different place and time. Hey guys, how’s the Tuesday before Halloween in Bryant Park work for you? The mayor might have a few minutes to spend and say thank you.
Everyone involved in this should be embarrassed. Shame on you.