(JustPatriots.com)- On Tuesday, One American News reporter Alicia Summers talked with San Diego pastor Mickey Stonier, a Chaplain who was called in to serve at Ground Zero in the days following the 9/11 terror attack.
Stonier’s chaplaincy team was responsible for providing support for family members at the morgue as well as the Family Assistance Center where people were attempting to determine the fate of their loved ones who had been in the Twin Towers. His team also provided counseling and support for the first responders and search & rescue teams as well.
Watch Alicia Summers interview HERE.
In honor of the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, on Saturday the New York Post ran a retrospective from the photographers whose iconic images captured the tragedy of that day. Their descriptions of the events, and their historic photos are a must-see.
Earlier in the week, the Post featured the children of New York City firefighters killed on 9/11. These children have followed in the footsteps of their fathers and joined the FDNY.
One son, Anthony Regaglia, was seven years old when his father Leonard was killed at Ground Zero. Anthony, now 27, is assigned to Engine 217 in Brooklyn. Anthony’s brother Leonard Jr., who began his career as an NYPD officer, graduated from the Fire Academy in September 2019 and is now assigned to his father’s old unit, Engine 54 in Midtown Manhattan.
The FDNY’s Engine 54 lost fifteen members on 9/11 – the most of any firehouse in the city.
Another Engine 54 fireman lost on 9/11 was Carl Asaro. Though Carl’s body was never found, his legacy lives on in four of his six children. Three sons, Matt, Marc and Carl serve in different units throughout Manhattan. And Carl’s daughter Rebecca is now serving in her father’s old outfit Engine 54.
The New York Post feature is a poignant story of family and legacy. Read it HERE.