The following is an article reprinted from Guideposts that I thought was appropriate for today’s 10 year remembrance of the tragedy of 9/11.
Working among the rubble after 9/11, my faith was restored when I discovered this cross.
I'm an excavation laborer and a member of union local 731. Pick-and-shovel work is my trade. I live in New Jersey, but I'm a New York City native, Brooklyn-born and -bred.
Six firefighters and I entered World Trade Center building six, which had been flattened by Tower One. We took a smoke-filled stairway down into the garage levels, searching for survivors. There were no cries for help, no signs of life. We spray-painted orange Xs to indicate where we'd searched and to help us find our way back.
Finally I was able to pull myself together. I grabbed my gear and left the strange grotto to go back to search-and-rescue work. But first I spray-painted "God's House" on the atrium ruins.
In honor of all those lost on 9/11, all those that worked at Ground Zero, and all those men and women who fight for our country!
God Bless America!
Creativity Bug ~ Sue