Chaz and AJ Weblog - 9/11/13
Tom G - Stamford Fire Captain, on the phone, reminded us this was the greatest rescue mission ever attempted on September 11, 2001, The 9/11 Memorial Ceremony is tonight at 7 pm in Stamford at Station 5.
Edie Lutnick - author of "An Unbroken Bond" called in with her remembrance of her brother Gary Lutnick, he along with over 658 employees of the financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald lost their lives that day.
Colonel Rob Simmons - former CT Congressman and U.S. Military Intelligence, on the phone, let us know his timeline of events that he remembered about on that day 12 years ago today.
Kevin Shea - NYC Firefighter, called in with his remarkable 9/11 survival story about being in the WTC south tower lobby during the collapse and was thrown into the streets until rescue personal found him unconscious and alive.
Joe Torillo - retired FDNY lieutenant and World Trade Center survivor, called in and spoke about his amazing story being buried twice from the collapse by both towers on that morning of 9/11.
Gary Marlon Suson - official photographer with the Ground Zero Museum Workshop, spoke to us about the importance of this memorial, and what it means to all of us.
Also, Sharon Watts let us know she has archived a collection of stories to commemorate a 9/11 FDNY hero. "Miss You, Pat: Collected Memories of NY's Bravest of the Brave, Captain Patrick J. Brown". (Available on Amazon as a free Kindle download, through tomorrow.)
AJ's TOP 10 LIST:
Today we mark the 12th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11, masterminded by Osama Bin Laden, who is now resting at the bottom of the ocean, making him the fish's problem now...not ours. He wasn't a fan of the United States, and here are the songs he would've hated...
Top 10: Songs Bin Laden Hated
1) The Marine Hymn
2) The Star Spangled Banner - Whitney Houston
3) America the Beautiful - Ray Charles
4) This Land Is Your Land - Arlo Guthrie
5) Coming To America - Neil Diamond
6) Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
7) Living in America - James Brown
8) God Bless the U.S.A. - Lee Greenwood
9) America! F Yeah! - Team America
10) Ballad of the Green Berets - Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler