Sept.11 remains an open wound for all of those who experienced it. Whether they were in New York City at the time of the tragedy or watching the horror unfold on their television, it’s a that nobody will ever forget.
For those who lost a loved one, it’s a painful reminder that comes around once every year.
After the tragedy, stories began to pour in of the everyday people who became heroes when they were pressed into action. One of the most inspiring is that of Welles Crowther, a man who passed on the opportunity to save himself for the sake of others.
Leading groups of people down the only functional staircase in the south tower, Crowther exchanged his own life to save 12 others. In this ESPN spotlight, his family talks about his legacy, and those that he saved tell the story of his heroism in the face of death.
Crowther’s story is one of many. Sept. 11 is a day that will live in infamy, but stories like his are the silver lining in one of the nations darkest hours. He’s truly a hero, and through all the pain his family tells his story with, there is an underlying sense of pride.