Peeler Group International – Never Forgets
Our response to the World Trade Towers on September 11, 2001 will be forever etched in our memories. Here are a few excerpts from an article written about our CEO and his experience when at the World Trade Towers. These memories of loss and strangers coming together will never be forgotten.
“Arriving into the city it was noticeable that police patrols were out in force, then the view of Manhattan was observed, Jim and I both reacted with mouths ajar as we first witnessed the so familiar skyline without the twin towers. This site was just the beginning of more emotions that would overtake us both.”
“After the delay in arriving to the site and then being rushed right to the top off the rubble I began feeling the effects of the emotional roller coaster. Arriving to the top of the rubble I was stopped and asked to wait, a fireman had just been found inside of a vehicle at the point where I was crossing. The surreal feeling in the air was obvious as we all bowed our heads in respect for the brave fireman who gave his life and now was found. This was the first of many heroes that were found during my time at ground zero, each time the recovered body was removed by their peers, police removing police officers and firefighters removing firefighters.”
“After another long night I left for the hotel assigned by the N.Y.P.D. called the Paramount Hotel near “Hell’s Kitchen”. Arriving into the hotel after another 20-hour day, I was greeted by some younger people at the hotel desk who went out of their way to make me feel welcome and who tried to boost your spirits. Offering to pick-up the cost of the parking garage they asked me for the key to my vehicle so they could have it removed from the street. I cannot say enough about the impression these young people and the Paramount hotel made on me, offering anything I needed from the honor bar and friendliness.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who lost loved ones; we will forever remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to help others.