The Heroes of Eleven-September
This is a saga about heroes,
written one infamous day.
About the heroes of Eleven-September.
This tribute to them I pay.
rode into smoke and fire,
sounding siren and bell.
They arrived at "ground zero"
and charged into the flames of hell.
Hundreds of honored heroes,
the bravest of the brave.
On a perilous mission,
attempting to rescue and save.
Determined and eager they entered,
the towers of death and doom.
For anyone lacking courage,
there wasn't one bit of room.
It was a furnace of flames and fury.
Thousands feeing and running away.
But they entered the crumbling inferno,
and held their ground and stayed.
dedicated and so valiant.
Standing so fearless and tall.
Sons, brothers, husbands and fathers,
all of them sacrificed all.
honor and courage,
a valued lesson we learned.
The respect of and entire nation,
These sainted-souls have earned.
the ashes of death and destruction,
rose a nation united and proud,
saluting her fallen heroes,
and applauding them long and loud.
Tearful prayers rise up to the heaven.
In churches eulogies said.
Their names are called by God Himself-
In paradise - the honor roll read.
The Heroes of Eleven-September,
the world will remember them well.
Now near to their God in heaven,
now far from the flames of hell.
Francis X. Carillo
Firefighter Salvatore Calabro
Ladder Company 101, FDNY