The Power of Voice: Story Corps

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The story I chose to listen to was He’s always been on my mind ever since then… by Bill Cosgrove. It’s the story about a NYPD lieutenant during the tragic events on September 11, 2001. However this particular story involves him, four other brave policemen and firemen and a priest by the name of Father Mychal Judge. They were entering the North tower to start helping people to safety and then stumbled across Father Judge who under the rubble was in a chair. After checking his vital signs it came about that he didn’t make it. Instead of continuing on to see if they could find any other survivors these brave men carried Father Judge out of the burning building. Father Mychal Judge was always doing what ever he could to help the community henceforth why he was there that morning. Lieutenant Cosgrove didn’t know the father personally but he knew that he was there that day for a reason, and by helping him that is what kept him and the rest of the men that helped him safe the next two days. He goes on to tell you that there doesn’t go a day he doesn’t think of the Father and thank him for keeping him alive. I saw the title and brief description of this podcast and knew that this is the one I wanted to listen to, maybe one reason I chose it is because today being the 10th anniversary of the tragic events that happened on 09-11-01 just made me want to hear a story that revolved around it.

The significance of listening to this story to me is a reminder of how courageous those men and women that were present at the Twin Towers really were. It also signifies that when a tragedy comes knocking at America’s door the people are always here to help. Even ten years later that day still seems fresh in everyone’s mind especially those that were there, or those who had loved ones effected afterwards. It signifies the strength in one person, he knew that the Father wasn’t alive anyone but still made sure that he wasn’t left in the rubble, especially since he had heard how much...
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