9_11 post

“I had to do something” 

I think we can all remember where we were and what we were doing on 9/11/2001.  That tragic day in our not so distant past when 2 planes crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the country watched in stunned silence.  I know for me it was kind of a call to action.  Watching on TV as these terrible things were taking place before my eyes, I remember feeling helpless.  I don’t know about you but helpless is not a comfortable feeling and I made the decision then that I didn’t want to feel helpless anymore.  I wanted to help and while there was no way I could be one of the firefighters rushing into the building, I could certainly help fill in at home for those who could.  So I got training and in 2002 I joined Scarsdale Volunteer Fire Company #3.  I have given my time faithfully for the past 13 years and am now serving as the President of the company.  It’s important, doing what I can.  Giving back to my community and I’m proud to serve.  While I could never say I’m glad that the events of September 11th, 2001 took place, I am glad that I took action.  I’m glad I took my feelings of helplessness and turned them around to help make my community a better place to live.

Have tragic events like 9/11 ever inspired you into action?  Please leave a comment below or stop by our FB page and comment.  We’d love to hear from you.

~Glenn Binday

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