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This Is Such A Touching, True Story About The Morning Of September 11th…

“Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” — President George W. Bush

Though it has been at least 15 years since the attack on the World Trade Center, the memories of that day are still with us. For some, they will never disappear.

The StoryCorps organization interviewed John Vigiano Sr. about September 11th. John Sr. is a retired New York City firefighter. His son, John Jr. became a firefighter too while his other son, Joe, became a detective.

John Sr. recounts the story of the last conversation he had with both of his sons on the morning of our nation’s biggest tragedy, reminding us to tell our families that we love them; we never know when we’ll get another chance…

This story is as beautiful as it is haunting…

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Will S. is a left-handed bibliophile who now owns a cherry-red Schwinn Traveler III. On summer afternoons you can almost see his vermilion shadow passing you at great speeds.