Three hundred forty three firefighters sacrificed their lives to help others at Ground Zero. A memorial stands in the sleepy town of Oldsmar, Florida to honor those heroes.
After watching the events unfold back in 2001, our own local hero, Capt. Jerry Garbardi, wrote and performed a song with his church band to remember the lives that perished on 9-11. The church band sold CDs of the tribute and raise over $5000 for the 911 Memorial Fund.
As a thank you, the foundation sent the firefighter a portion of a steel beam from the Twin Towers. With the help from community, he and his fire fighters at Fire Station #54 erected a memorial to always remember the 343 heroes. Each of the 343 heroes are etched in bricks around the monument.