Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Ground Zero Workers Still Have Strong Bond

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s been five years since the September 11 attacks but for one ironworker who worked at Ground Zero after the tragedy, it feels like it happened just yesterday.

Foreman Larry Keating and his “gang” of seven men spent ten months clearing out more than 190,000 tons of steel from Ground Zero and he says not a day goes by when he doesn’t run into someone he worked with at the site.

Says Keating: “I’ll be at the airport or in my car and look over and – click – instantly recognize someone from Ground Zero. It’s a never ending thing.”

He says he still has the same emotions that he felt when the attacks first occurred and, although he was opposed to watching anything about the attacks before, he says he now realizes films like World Trade Center are helping people find closure.

Keating, himself, says he has found peace talking about his experiences, on the new Spike TV documentary Metal of Honor which premieres next Tuesday (Sept. 5) and chronicles the ironworkers contribution to Ground Zero.

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