On September 11, 2001-- life as
we once knew it suddenly ended. In the chaos and
rubble where the World Trade Center once stood,
Record photographer Thomas E. Franklin captured
an unforgettable image of hope--"Three firemen
raising the American Flag".
Standing defiantly against the gray
and white landscape of devastation, these dust covered
men and the vivid red, white and blue Old Glory
instantly became a symbol of American patriotism.
Franklin's photo of these three heroic rescuers--Brooklyn-based
firefighters Dan McWilliams of Long Island, George
Johnson of Rockaway Beach (both from Ladder 157),
and Billy Eisengrein of Staten Island (Rescue 2)--also
became a global message that life, and America,
would go on.
Vegas Artist Randy Soard has
created a Photo-Mosaic Tribute comprised of more
than 500 individual portraits of the fallen ew York
City Emergency Services, Security Personnel and
Civilian Heroes lost on September 11th. The artwork
is titled "Faces
of the Brave".
The purpose of this Tribute Artwork
is to "Honor Those Who Protect Us" and
to keep alive the memory of "The Best of Humanity".
Link to Artist: Randy Soard's website. http://www.bravefaces.com