Ground Zero Reborn to the World Trade Center: FREEDOM
This site was the beginning of my foray into the political arena and to see it all coming to fruition gives me great pride albeit bittersweet. This attack murdered friends co-workers and a girl who I fell in love with when I was 14. It does not get more personal than this for me.
After years of watching this area after the carnage just sit and languish as the city , Silverstein and Chris Ward of the Port Authority and all of these alphabet agencies writing endless tickets for apathetic contractors doing nothing to finally see it teeming with activity gives me great satisfaction. It feels like yesterday I was standing in the heat with five gallon buckets filled with debris and remains of loved ones as we all sweat ed like animals during a very hot September shoulder to shoulder some of the most boisterous men and women I have ever worked with all completely silent. It was almost maddening yet to say anything seemed disrespectful. Only on the way home walking along a barren West Side Highway where they were hundreds of locals and people from all over the country not only talking but yelling and cheering to us as we passed. Many times making this walk I was overcome with emotion. There always seemed to be a elderly woman who would zero in on me and offer me things like a bottle of water or a damp cloth to clean the ash from my face or on one occasion this handsome woman with a Celtic cap on and stunning blue eyes that had an incredible sparkle that did not match her aged frame. I couldn’t notice how stunning she was underneath her cap and T shirt and she knew it. Instantly she put her soft hands on my face – not the hands of someone her age and said to me she had something for me and went into her bag and took out a ziploc of oreos …my favorite cookie in the world. I stood there my mouth agape and she leaned in and kissed my cheek her scent was powerful and familiar. I began to shake and was awash with the strongest feeling of emotion since the attacks. I tried to speak but nothing came out as she almost chuckled and in a moment was gone.
There is still work to be done but at least we are on the right track. I wonder if I did not act that day when I heard Eric ( We are a nation of Cowards) Holder our corrupt Attorney General decree that he was going to try Kahlid Sheik Mohammed at the scene of the crime downtown NYC. I remember how furious I got and began making calls to all of the union political liaisons and called for an emergency meeting. As they ate and had a few drinks I began to tell them the inherent dangers of allowing this trial to happen when we are still looking at a crater of death regarding Ground Zero. I could see it now Al Jezerra reporting to the entire Middle East that look at how our mighty warriors beat the White Devil America.” Look my brothers almost a decade and they have not rebuilt.” In Israel they have construction crews at any site of an attack and begin to rebuild immediately. Yet here we sit idle and looking weak and ripe for another attack. Well that was enough to get the ” Irish Up” of all my guests and due to what was said at that meeting we now have 3,500 construction workers working and brand new buildings to admire. It all started because I was angry …not bad huh? Think what I could do as your City Councilman….Vote Sully