Friday, September 11, 2015
9/11 WE WILL NEVER FORGET
This is a portrait of one of the many heroes of that fateful day.
Louie Cacchioli, Firefighter, Engine 47, FDNY
Louis Cacchioli is a friend of ours. We worked with him in NYC during Trade Shows.
Louis rescued many from Tower No. 1.
We didn't know if he was alive or dead until I read a blurb in a tribute
about 9/11 in People Magazine.
Thankfully he made it.
Here are his words about that horrible day.
" I stepped outside after bringing about 40 to 50 people down a stairway.
I looked around. It was crazy.
Someone yelled, ' Look out! The tower's coming down!'
I started running.
I tossed my air mask away to make myself lighter.
Next thing I know, there's a big black ball of smoke.
I threw myself on my knees, and I'm crying.
I said to myself, 'Oh, my God, I'm going to die.'
I was crawling.
the biggest miracle thing in the world.
My hands came unto an air mask.
It still had air.
Another 15 seconds,
I wouldn't have made it."
Louie retired soon afterwards.
His lungs and eyesight were so compromised
from all of the awful stuff in the air.
This still gets to me even after 14 years.
We will Never Forget!!