911: The sad fate of heroes

A moving memoir of one man’s experience on the day that changed America, 9/11/2001. Sharing his feelings as well as the experiences of others on that day and the aftermath, Newton reminds us that tragedy is not a momentary occurrence but can be a weight carried on throughout our lives. This is also a tribute to those who put their lives on the line that day; those who died as well as those who survived and carry scars from the experience.

Where the buck stops

Neil Newton: Author of “The Railroad” on Amazon

A few years ago I read an article which discussed the growing numbers 911 first responders who had developed a variety of diseases, many of them fatal. Not surprisingly, that article and several others emphasized the evasive nature of the city’s response to the growing plague. Now, a few years later the tone of articles about the illness and death that has destroyed the lives of hundreds of first responders is much different. Please read the article here.


These after effects of 911 demonstrates the scope of the tragedy, something that most people are unable to wrap their heads around. In the past few years I’ve become aware that, as with many unimaginable tragedies, people simply don’t want to hear about it. For some of us, there is no choice whether we reflect on 911 or not. While I…

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