MARSHALL CO., Ala. (WHNT) — The Remembrance Rescue Project is touring the country with a mission in mind: to make sure September 11, 2001 isn’t ever forgotten.
Where were you on that day? At work? Maybe at school? Most of us know exactly where we were and what we were doing. For a different generation, they don’t. That’s partly why the Remembrance Rescue Project is touring the country. What they’re touring in though, is what hits hard.
Rescue Five is a fire truck that responded to the World Trade Centers.”That day it rode in with 12 firemen and it came back with one,” says Phillip Bryant, a member of the Remembrance Rescue Project.
Bryant is one of the people driving Rescue Five around the nation. It’s that harsh reality of how many lost their lives that day, coupled with a generation who wasn’t able to watch the horror unfold on TV, that keeps him going.”We’re trying to just keep the memorial going and not ever let it die.”
Marshall County marks the end of the East Tour, and the start of the West. They’ll make stops at different cities and schools, using Rescue Five to help a younger generation understand. “Because that was an important piece of history,” Bryant says.
He says this is the second year the program has been touring the country. Bryant says it’s met with appreciate at every stop they make. He says for the people who see it, Rescue Five turns into a symbol of the day our nation changed.