"Follow Me" - Words to Live By
- Written by Lon Lorton Lon Lorton
Like the anniversary of a death of a loved one, it's difficult for me to consider this month of the year without remembering the horrific day back in September of 2001 when so many Americans died in a Pennsylvania field, at the Pentagon, and in the Twin Towers of New York. Some weeks back, the Ground Zero Museum opened. Even the reporters giving a video walk-through on TV seemed almost too choked up to speak. As you walk in the museum where the twin towers once stood, you hear the last "I love you" messages phoned out by people trapped in the buildings or doomed on the airplanes.
In the midst of all the remembrances of a very dark day, there also are stories of hope that were documented, too, so our hearts might be renewed. One particular story was about a young equities trader, who worked on the 24th floor. Welles Crowther carried a trademark red bandana in his back pocket that day, as he had from early in his childhood. He was the one who found an available stairway for workers to climb down, all the way from the Elevator Sky Lobby. Among the people who made it out were those who had heard Crowther shouting, "Follow me!"
He waved his bandana to get the folks' attention and even carried one woman on his back as he gathered them in a stairwell. Directing them down and out of the building, he turned and went back up the stairs to help others. Several others remembered the young man with the red bandana, running to assist one lady, carrying another person to the stairway. But Welles Crowther apparently never considered leaving the building himself.
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