Instead, here's William Carlos Williams' poem about FDNY Engine #5 - from FDNY Company #5 - NYC's oldest operating engine company.
"The Great Figure"
Among the rain and lights I saw the figure 5 in gold on a red firetruck moving tense unheeded to gong clangs siren howls and wheels rumbling through the dark city
|Yes, those are toy Godzillas on top of the truck|
I saw this truck while in NYC with Amy and Hank in 2010. They were stopping to shop for fire house groceries. All the men were pretty upbeat and thought Hank was a good looking baby. Classic New Yorkers, though - I sure had a laugh, "Eyyyyy, we need some Pastrami ova heah!" "Don't get that freakin' provolone, that shit is harrible, bro!"
When we went outside, we saw all of the Godzillas on top of the truck, and I never forgot it. I'm pretty sure these guys remember 9/11/01, and I'm pretty sure I don't need to see a one-hour special on Fox News or MSNBC about it, to validate what they saw that day.