Thursday, January 15, 2009

Distant Memories

the jet crash today certainly has brought back memories of the crash 20 years ago. I don't remember the name of the flight or the river they went into, just that the plane went down in a river in new york. it was horrible. people in the water. the water was freezing. Iwas young and it affected me.

but the one image that is forever locked into my head is the brave gentleman who lost his life that day because he helped many others. He would continually hand over the helicopter rope to the people around him so that they could be rescued. One after one they were plucked from their deaths and one by one he watched them be airlifted away. But when they came back for him, he was gone. Not a trace.

i am so thankful that everyone aboard was able to get out today and that the pilots quick thinking and his crew's fast responses were able to save everyone.