BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The time 7:46 a.m. is the moment the first jetliner slammed into the north tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago. Baton Rouge firefighters at all 19 stations paused at that moment for one minute of silence, reflecting on a day with so much personal meaning.
"It's not taken lightly," says one firefighter. "It's what we do on a daily basis. These guys leave home not knowing if they're going to return back home which is the same thing that they did on that day. Most of them spent time with their families and children on the day before."
The brave men and women know that every call could be their last. It's a sobering reality on days like today.
"Such an awesome sacrifice," says another firefighter. "We ask that you guys continue to pray for us as we continue to do the job that you've called us to do."