How was 9 11 drawn

Firefighters, the heroes of New York City

You keep the memory of September 11, 2001 alive - and with it the memory of 343 of your colleagues who perished in the ruins of the World Trade Center. They wear T-shirts with the names of the dead firefighters, signs with the names and photos of the dead hang on the guards, and each guard has the names of its victims written on their emergency vehicles.

The survivors became heroes. While some tried to leave the burning World Trade Center as quickly as possible, the firefighters fought their way up. Until the last second, the men tried to rescue people from the burning towers of the World Trade Center.

But many could only be rescued dead. After the first few hours after the attack, they also had to look for colleagues. Among the dead is Peter J. Ganci, New York's most senior firefighter. He was buried under the rubble of the collapsing north tower after trying to help the injured in the stairwell.

In the weeks after September 11th, New Yorkers posted thank you letters at fire stations and bought T-shirts and baseball caps that said "FDNY" ("Fire Department City of New York").

But many heroes did not find their way back to their old life: The mission on September 11, 2001 demanded too much psychologically of many. Many firefighters got sick too. They inhaled toxic dust and smoke, and have suffered from breathing difficulties and other illnesses ever since. A month after the mission, the first reported health problems. One year after 9/11, around 30 emergency services had to retire due to illness.

US President Obama only signed a law to compensate sick workers at the beginning of 2011. Firefighters should receive compensation and medical care with it. Four billion dollars are available for this over the next ten years.