Saturday, September 10, 2016

Calling All Angels - A Poetic Tribute To The Firefighters Of 9/11

This poem was written and read by Canadian firefighter Lea MacDonald, who was fighting a fire north of Kingston Ontario on September 11, 2001. The ceiling collapsed and Lea was pulled from the burning building by his fellow firefighters. Lea was moved by his experience and, after learning about the World Trade Center attack in which 343 firefighters lost their lives, wrote this poem in honor of the New York 343.
Lea began treatment for throat cancer on Tuesday September 6, 2016, and wanted to record this poem prior to treatment since there is a risk that he will be unable to speak properly afterwards. This was recorded on August 9, 2016.