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    Lightbulb������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bravest Let GIs Know Why They Fight

    STEVE DUNLEAVY


    Firefighter Joseph Higgins wears a memorial bracelet on his right wrist.

    It reads simply: "Lt. Timothy Higgins FDNY 9-11-01."

    Tim's body was found 16 days after the collapse of the World Trade Center. He was found by his brothers Joseph and Mike, a retired firefighter.

    "The first thing I am going to do when I get to Kabul is to give one of three identical bracelets to one of the troops," Joseph said.

    "I am keeping mine, and the third bracelet I am going to bury in the Afghan earth.

    "Maybe in 20 years' time, some local kid might dig it up, find it and get some idea about the sacrifice my brother and so many others made and get some sense of it all."

    Firefighter Larry Connors said, " I want to tell the troops about a lady I know who lost her daughter at the World Trade Center.

    "She tells me that when she goes to sleep, she doesn't want to wake up. I want to tell them that the job they have been doing in Afghanistan helps her survive the days."

    Officers Higgins and Connors are among four firefighters and two cops who are making a historic pilgrimage to the troops in Afghanistan to just say thanks - ground hero to ground hero.

    It's the first humanitarian flight to land in Kabul since hostilities started.

    The flight to Kabul, carrying 90,000 pounds of food and blankets, is being sponsored by "The Spirit of America," funded by companies Diageo and its subsidiary, Guinness UDV.

    Police Officer Jos
    Last edited by Mari; 12-28-2001 at 02:13 AM.

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    That article is quite moving. what wonderful spirits these men have. I remembered this piece of art which I unfortunately cannot credit.

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    Thumbs up������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Awesome Image!

    Thank you for posting this image. It totally reflects what our BRAVEST MEN have had to endure for our freedom.

    God Bless, Merry Christmas to EVERYONE!

    Mari

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