This year is the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
“We remember the sorrow of that day but also the dedication, commitment and strength of those who responded to the tragic events,” says FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell.
FEMA is sharing the stories and first-hand experiences of those who answered the call on 9/11.
Here are some who have shared their stories:
Berl Jones, Executive Administrator Mt. Weather-A volunteer firefighter at the time, Berl was assigned to the Pentagon to fight the fire on September 12.
Patrick Cornbill - Federal Coordinating Officer-A native New Yorker, Patrick responded as part of FEMA’s community relations following 911.
Mary Ann Tierney- Region 3 Administrator - MaryAnn, an emergency planner at NYC Emergency Management, was on her way to work at 7 World Trade Center when the first plane hit the North Tower.
Steve Sterling - Denver MERS Chief- On 9/11, Stephen was deployed to New York to support FBI operations.