Saturday, August 20, 2011

9/11: Ten years on, every single day

The msm and the rest of the world may have shifted their focus back on to 9/11 since this year is the 10th anniversary of that terrible day. However, a reminder (if one is needed) that the families of those we lost on 9/11 live with their loss -

A mother remembers Keith Fairben

Keith Fairben, 23, of Floral Park, was a paramedic with New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He died helping the injured in the south tower.

A mother remembersHis mother, Diane, said Fairben -- her only child -- "had a real gift" as a paramedic. A longtime member of the Floral Park Fire Department along with his father, Kenneth, he had a "rapport with patients that was quite extraordinary," she said.

At 6-foot-4, he was an imposing figure. "He looked like he could stomp on you, but he had the biggest heart," his mother said. "One of his friends said to me Keith was the only person in high school no one had anything bad to say about."...

More here.

Carol Gies of Merrick, whose firefighter husband Ronnie died in the attacks, says:

"You move on a lot, you move on tremendously," she said. "But not a day goes by that I don't think of my husband; not a day goes on that I don't think of Ronnie."

Go read from more of the families here.

And of course, for more on Keith, from those who love him the most, go here and here (for starters.)

1 comment:

Northstar96sc said...

A wonderful tribute to our friend's son and those we lost from this great country because of the terrorist attacks. So heartbreakingly sad.