On Sept. 12, 2001, I knew I had to be there. At 5:30 am, I sneaked in undercover with the Police/Fireman/ Emergency personnel. (which worked until I took out my cameras) I was escorted and removed from Ground Zero 3 times, forcible & threatened with the destruction of my equipment the last time by officers caught up in the moment & without a clear understanding of the importance of photography.
On Sept. 11, many others answered the call with much nobler reasons, Stephen Siller had just finished his shift at Squad 1, Brooklyn and was heading home when he heard the attack on his scanner. He turned his truck around. The tunnel was already closed, so he strapped his gear onto his back and began to run through the tunnel to the towers where he helped save lives but ultimately lost his own!
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation please mail to : Stephen Siller, FDNY "Let Us Do Good" Children's Foundation 2361 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10306