Every year on Patriot Day we remember those that lost their lives on September 11, 2001, their families, and the first responders that answered the call that day. We also like to share the story of a lesser-known local hero: Woodsboro Fire Rescue Company’s antique ladder truck. The 1955 Mack Ladder truck was the only truck small enough to navigate the halls of the Pentagon where fires raged after the plane crash. When duty called, the Woodsboro firetruck was quite literally the little engine that could!
As I was lowering the flag to half-mast in our towns veteran’s memorial earlier this evening in honor of the men and women who lost their lives 20 years ago tomorrow, my mind began to wonder. It wondered back to where I was at on that fateful day 20 years ago when as a country, our world stopped turning for just a little while.