[Ed. note: I just found this post sitting in a “draft” mode while cleaning up something on this website. My apologies to Capt. Simmons for the delay in posting this. Her remarks are poignant and insightful and I’m sorry I didn’t share them sooner.]

Remarks from Ground Zero First Responder and Salvation Army Capt. Rebecca Dickson Simmons at the 2011 Maywood Bataan Day memorial. September 11, 2011.