We cannot forget the good that our heroes have done.
Cyril Richard Rescorla was, among many things, a retired Army officer of the 7th Cavalry Regiment, a veteran of the Vietnam War, and the vice president for corporate security at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. in New York City. He worked in the south tower of the World Trade Center.
When American Airlines Flight 11 flew into the north tower and United Airlines Flight 175 struck the south tower of the World Trade Center On September 11th, 2001, Rick executed an evacuation plan that resulted in the lives of almost 2,700 people being saved. Using his calming presence, veteran experience, and booming singing voice, he led the evacuation of floors 44 through 74 out of the south tower. Then he went back to check for anyone who might have lost their way and perished as the south tower collapsed.
Memorialized in the Washington Post by Michael Grunwald, Rick Rescorla sacrificed his safety and his life to save as many as possible. He lived a life of incredible inspiration, and everyone should remember the good he accomplished.