Sunday, September 04, 2011
This morning, ESPN ran a story about my step-cousin, Welles Crowther, the "man in the red bandanna" who saved as many as 18 people in the South Tower on September 11. Welles was a true hero in a moment when we needed him, a sheepdog in his time.
I think of Welles Crowther every year 9\11 comes around again and thank him for his courage and selflessness.God had a hand in his being where he was that day and knowing exactly what to do.Bless his parents.
Celebrating honor is something done far less often than should be done. Welles Crowther died with great honor, sacrificing himself for all those people he guided to safety in his several trips back and forth from life threatening danger to that safety.
Who knows what each of us would have done in similar circumstances? But Welles Crowther at least showed us the way. What great virtue he learned in his life, and how lucky all those people were that he did.
TH - I saw this morning on ESPN as I was working out at my health club. Luckily the club was sparsely populated or they would have seen a grown man running as fast as he can while tears were running down his face...I would like to have thought that I may have done the same as he did on the first trip down; but I am pretty certain I would not have gone back up for more people.
God Bless his family for raising such a super kid.