“Do the right thing, even when no one is looking.” These are the words FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer lived by, and the words he died defending.
Ray didn’t know the whole world would be looking at him on the morning of September 11, 2001. He was on the golf course that morning, relaxing with his friends from the department, when they got the news. Ray leaped into action, rushing to the station to gear up and get on scene. He spent the next 8 months digging through the rubble of Ground Zero. Among the twisted metal and smouldering ruins, memories of his station’s other 11 firefighters who responded to that call swirled around like smoke. All 11 had been killed.