On the 17th anniversary of the deadly Sept. 11 terror attacks, members of D.C. Fire and EMS recall what the local response was like on that tragic day.
“I have goose bumps already because I get chills when I talk about it,” said firefighter technician Margie Dickey.
She shared the company’s journal from that day and highlighted an entry after the Pentagon had been attacked, showing the full list of firefighters who reported for duty.
“It was not their normal shift so this just shows them all coming in,” she said.
On the next page, written in red for a 7:32 p.m. entry, Dickey read the note aloud: “By order of President Bush, all flags to fly at half-staff until further notice.”