Rashad Houston From NY



At this man’s funeral in 2001 I made many promises. I promised I would take his picture and his name all over the world so people would remember him forever. I put his picture in my locker, in my binders, on my wall at home, I carried it everywhere. He is the main reason I joined the Navy and wanted to make a difference. When others were running to safety he was running up stairs to save as many people as he could. When those Towers fell he never made it out. I’ve even posted this on the mess decks on my old ship to remind myself why I put on that uniform every day. Many didn’t understand why this photo meant so much to me, but this is more than just a photo. It’s been a part of my soul for 12 years now. I made a promise…

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