Brownsville Firefighters on Their Way To New York
POSTED: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 9:49pm
UPDATED: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 7:57am
This was the tragic site ten years ago. Brownsville fire chief Lenny Perez remembers that day very well.
"I was at my office at the small administration building one of the fire fighters said there was accident of the twin towers, I saw on CNN then a little bit later is when I saw the second plane hit the tower."
This weekend in Brownsville fire fighters will remember those lost their lost lives and first responders who were heroes on September 11 2001.
"Sacrifices fire fighters did that day, they did a valent effort and tried their best to save as many lives as they could in which they did."
Also several fire fighters from Brownsville are on the road as we speak on their way to New York.
We caught up with Brownsville fire fighter Dean Gutierrez who is riding his motorcycle with thousands of other firefighters. Currently they are in Knoxville Tennessee.
"There is eight of us from Brownsville from Texas there is going to be 160."
Gutierrez says they will make it to New York on Friday where the Orange County Choppers are hosting them.
"We are going to fire fighter memorial on Saturday on Sunday we are riding in but we cant go to ground zero. The fire trucks are going to lead us in and will do some riding inside New York but won't make it into ground zero there are to many dignitaries going."
Gutierrez says there will be there will around 2,500 others riders.
"This will be closure Osama Bin Laden has been gone now, we were there for 1 year anniversary so will see a bit more accomplished."