On September 10, 2001 Father Mychal Judge addressed the members of Ladder 42 and Engine 73 on the event of the rededication of their firehouse, his sermon ended with these words that day:

“Thats the way it is. Good days. Bad days. Up days. Down days. Sad days. Happy days. But never a boring day. You do what God has called you to do. You show up. You put one foot in front of another. You get on the rig and you go out and do the job-which is a mystery. And a surprise. You have no idea when you get on that rig. No matter how big the call. No matter how small. You have no idea what God is calling you to. But he needs you. He needs me. He needs all of us.
The retirees- He needs your prayers. He needs you stopping by occasionally to give strength and support and to tell stories of the old days. We need the house and to those of you that are working now, keep going. Keep supporting each other. Be kind to each other. Love each other. Work together and do what you did the other night [members affected a rescue] and the weeks and months before and from this house. God’s blessings go forth in this community. It’s fantastic! What great people. We love the job. We all do. What a blessing that is. A difficult, difficult job and God calls you to do it. And then he gives you a love for it so that a difficult job will be well done. Isn’t he a wonderful God? Isn’t He good to you? To each of you? And to me! Turn to Him each day. Put your faith and your trust and your hope and your life in His hands, and He’ll take care of you and you’ll have a good life.
And the house will be a great, great blessing to this neighborhood and to this city.

The next day Fr. Mychal and 10 other people at that party were gone along with 332 other member of the FDNY 23 members of the NYPD and 37 members of the PAPD. Also murdered that day were over 2500 civilians. The four planes were hijacked and there crews and passenger also murdered.

Remember how you promised you wouldn’t forget?

I hope this helps.