Saturday, September 10, 2011

Remembering September 11: To lift a nation

Posted by Jane Feehan


This 40-foot-high sculpture is located at the National Fire Academy on the grounds of FEMA's National Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg, MD. The inspiration was a photo taken of three firemen, Billy Eisengrein, Daniel McWilliams and George Johnson, who raised the flag at ground zero. They did not know they were being photographed.  My photo here cannot convey its inspiration.

The inscription below this beautiful remembrance reads:


Three firemen raised a flag at ground zero in silent tribute to those brave firefighters who answered the call. This noble flag is raised permanently in honor of those heroes and all who serve this great nation. May God continue to bless America.
                          Sculptor: Stan Watts


Historical Marker database:http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=19023
For more information, visit: http://www.firehouse.com/news/news/lift-nation-dedicated-emmitsburg-maryland


Tags: 911 sculpture, 911 remembrance, Billy Eisengrein, Daniel McWilliams, George Johnson

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