PHOTOS: Frank Siller had a message about heroism for the students at Blessed Sacrament School Thursday morning: It’s all around us.
“What do heroes do?” the CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation asked the seventh- and eighth-graders gathered in the rain to greet him upon his return to Staten Island during his “Never Forget Walk." “They run toward danger, not away from it.’’
Siller was referring not only to the 9/11 first responders — including his late brother Stephen — who gave their lives responding to the terrorist attacks on the United States, but to those the children encounter in their daily lives: police officers, firefighters, nurses, EMTs. “The greatest heroes of our country are the ones who serve us,’’ he said. “You must thank them when you see them, because without them we don’t have a society.’’