Lt. Col. Thomas Cleary III:
Courage at the Pentagon

Ensuring the safety of others. That was Lt. Col. Thomas Cleary’s first thought when an airliner slammed into the floor below his office in the Pentagon on September 11. Not saving his own skin so that he could watch his children grow up, but jeopardizing his own safety in the hopes of saving at leastRead more..

Paddy Moloney:
Playing a Song of Hope

Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains, Ireland’s Grammy Award-winning musical ambassadors, came to New York in the weeks following September 11, to play at the memorial service for Matthew O’ Mahony, a merchant banker for Cantor Fitzgerald. “He never missed any of our concerts,” said Paddy. Matthew’s wife Lauren, who had met the band through herRead more..

In The Line of Duty

The New York Fire Department suffered harrowing losses on September 11. Pete Hamill writes on the men, women and the history of this fine institution. ℘℘℘ We would see them on summer afternoons, big and brawny or wiry and tough, standing outside the fire-houses all over the city. Their denim shirts were often stained withRead more..