A 9/11 Tribute to The First Responders - We Will Not Forget That You Continue to Suffer

Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

Yesterday I blogged about maintaining our resolve against the evil that masterminded the 9/11 disaster.  You can revisit that blog here.

On the way home from dropping my daughter at dance yesterday afternoon, I stopped in the farm market that I frequent, Stonehenge Farm Market, in Bullville NY at the five corners intersection of Route 302, Route 17K, and Lybolt Road to see this sign:

Stonehenge Closed Sept 11 sign

You see the market was bought by a local family last year that was touched deeply by the tragedy of the World Trade Center. The wife lost her brother, a NY Firefighter, in the collapse and her husband also a firefighter, spent many many days in the aftermath searching for his fallen brother in law and others lost that terrible day.  The husband suffers today, as more than 70% of the first responders do, from lung problems that have forced his retirement from the FDNY and curtailed his abilities to do many things.  They are the parents of three children and have managed to involve themselves in several local business ventures including the farm market.   They are deeply involved in our local communities and always seem to have a good attitude in spite of the cards they were dealt on that fateful day.  I will be thinking of them and those like them today. There are many first responders and their families that continue to suffer from this tragedy.

We can not forget that there are those in the world who will never just want to reach out and shake our hands.  These evil forces will not rest until we defeat them or we no longer exist.  In a world where many of us think in terms of the golden rule and believe that we can all reach common ground if we talk reasonably there exist others who will never join us in a group hug!  

Flowers at market

Some of the beautiful flowers available at the Stonehenge Farm Market

five Corners at Bullville NY

Here is part of the five corner intersection in Bullville, NY.

Comments (7)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Paddy, It's so true that many of those who came to help are very sick...and far too little is being done for those that risked their lives to help ALL the people of New York.  I do hope they get the help they now need.

Sep 11, 2008 03:04 AM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

I agree Carole There was a story in our local paper about another FDNY member who is fighting cancer and looking for a bone marrow match.  He was one of the last men out before the collapse bringing his crew with him.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sep 11, 2008 03:14 AM
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner

We will never forget!

I beleive this will one day be a National Holiday....

I can remember stories of Pearl Harbor as a boy and we will never forget that either.

your friend in Charlottesville!

Sep 11, 2008 10:39 AM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

I think that it should be a National Day of Remembrance Charles.  It has a lot of significance to us and should be marked with more ceremony. 

Sep 11, 2008 10:37 PM
Becky Cook
EXIT Realty Services- New Paltz, NY - Highland, NY
Ulster County, NY- New Paltz, Highland, Marlboro, NY Real Estate

Paddy, thanks for sharing this story.  My heart goes out to all the families who lost so much on that fateful day.  We must never forget what happened on that morning.  The best thing we can do is continue to show our support for these families andhelp them in anyway we can, especially the first responders who will continue to suffer the effects for years to come.

Sep 12, 2008 05:17 AM
Lisa Friedman
Alliance Realtors - Bedminster, NJ
Central New Jersey Real Estate

I think that more businesses should be closed as a tribute to September 11th.  In fact, I think they should make it a Federal holiday as a day of rememberance, like Memorial Day.  It is very upsetting to me that many of the towns that had memorial services in the past have stopped having them already.  And how few people had flags out on the 11th.  How quickly people forget.

Sep 15, 2008 12:43 AM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

You are right Becky we need to remember and make sure we keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

I agree Lisa.  This should be a National Day of remembrance.

Sep 15, 2008 12:48 AM

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