Wednesday, September 11, 2019

What Made Them Do Their Duty

As terrible as their loss was, however, we must never forget how successful the rescuers actually were. Nearly 30,000 people escaped before the towers fell, in large part because the omnipresent cops and firefighters made sure that their own sense of calm and order guided the evacuation. Some of the saved made it out just seconds before thousands of tons buried their saviors on stairs and in hallways.

Read the rest of Victor Davis Hanson's 2001 essay on the rescuers of 9/11.

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