Do you remember where you were that fateful September morning seven years ago? Yesterday the nation, including local citizens, took time to reflect where they were, who they were with and what they felt after they heard the news and saw the almost inconceivable footage of passenger airplanes flying into the twin towers in New York City.
“My cousin died when the second tower came down,” recalled Capt. John Presten of Glendale Fire Department Station 29 on Honolulu Avenue.
Presten’s cousin, Capt. Patrick “Paddy” Brown, served as a firefighter with the New York City Fire Department Ladder Company No. 3. According to reports days after the 9/11 attack, Brown was last seen with his men racing into the south tower to rescue those inside.