an interesting fact: The firefighter kneeling in thedirt on the
cover of REQUIEM is Oscar Garcia of Ladder 8, the "Ghostbusters"
firehouse.When I tracked him down and showed him the photo, he told
me that he was saying a little prayer for his fallen brothers, which
he often did while digging. The photo was taken in February, 2002,
at around 7:00AM, just minutes after the sun had risen. It was taken
at the base of where the North Tower stood and the wires protruding
next to him are what's called a "TRUSS". They were blamed
for the collapse of the Towers as those skinny trusses held up giant,
multi-ton beams, so when the heat melted the trusses, everything
interesting scientific fact on why the Towers collapsed, however
the true reason the Towers collapsed was because little chicken
terrorists who couldn't beat up an 8th grader took boxcutters onto
our airplanes and flew them into where innocent civilians worked.
Why did they do this? Because they are insanely jealous of the freedoms
that we represent.