In commemoration of the September 11th attacks the trucking industry has come together to help move the traveling memorial dedicated to firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty on September 11, 2001.
Trucking Convoy is a mobile testament to the firefighters that gave their lives to save others during the 9/11 attacks. Here are some of stories of those they are working to remember (1):
William Rodriguez was a volunteer firefighter that also worked maintenance in the Twin Towers. September 11th 2001 he was in the basement of the North Tower when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the tower. As a maintenance worker, he was entrusted with keys to all emergency exits. “Rodriquez has been credited with bravely leading firefighters up the stairs, unlocking doors as they climbed, helping to save hundreds of people.”
Rick Rescorla’s time serving in Vietnam prepared him to save lives during the 9/11 attacks. He is remembered as an expert disaster planner,and he is credited in saving the lives of 2,687 Morgan Stanley employees, plus 250 office visitors. After he got them outside, he went back in to save more. Rescorla’s efforts made him one of only 13 Morgan Stanley employees who died on that day.
Ronald Bucca’s body was found in the rubble of the south tower. He must have placed his firefighter’s turnout coat protectively around several civilians, for it was later found still wrapped around them.
Two heavy rescue trucks, Rescue 4 and 5, from the response to the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center have been restored by the Remembrance Rescue Project. Many firefighters lost their lives that day. No one out of the eight on the Rescue 4 unit from the Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY) survived and 11 firefighters with the Rescue 5 unit perished while attempting to save others after the attacks.
They travel across the country, appearing at sporting events, schools, auto shows, and other public events. Their goal is to ensure that Americans will always remember the events of September 11, 2001.