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Albany Firefighter remembers Ground Zero

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One Albany Firefighter got to re-live the moments of 9/11 as he visited New York City and Ground Zero this summer.

WALB News Ten's Tayleigh Davis has the story with one of our local heroes.

Firefighter, Donald Jackson brought back several memories from his visit to New York city including this flag which commemorates the nearly 3,000 people who died on September 11th.

"It was breath-taking," said Jackson. "It did not matter how much I had to pay for it.

In July, Jackson visited the construction site of the Freedom Towers, and he even got to meet one firefighter who responded to the call right here at Engine 10.

"It was a symbol of brotherhood," Jackson noted. "It shook me up a bit. I couldn't believe it."

Jackson brought back memories on T-shirts, a badge, several pictures - one of which showed firefighters trying to save the department's Chaplin.

While he visited Engine 10, Jackson even got to see the firefighters go out on a call.

"It brings you back to the day when you get a call that the World Trade Center is on fire," Jackson added.

He snapped photos of the new Freedom Tower, which will soar more than 1,700 feet tall.

As Jackson looks through images from a day he'll never forget, he'll always remember the 343 firefighters who risked their lives for so many others. 

 Jackson hopes to come back to see the Freedom Towers completed. The Lower Manhattan Construction Center web site says the 2.6 million dollar freedom tower should be complete late 2013.

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