Sunday, October 17, 2010

Today We Remember FF Nicholas Rossomando

Today we remember Firefighter Nicholas Rossomando, a member of FDNY's Rescue 5. On the morning of Sept. 11, Nick had just finished a tour and was getting ready to go home when the fire alarm call for the WTC came in. He jumped on the truck and rushed to the towers. Nick and his brothers from Rescue 5 never returned home that evening. Though his life was cut short, at the age of 35, Nick had been a constant work in progress. The road was not always smooth for him, but during the years just prior to his death, he seemed to have found peace and contentment. He lived life with enthusiasm and fully respected each day that he had here on earth. "He had an overwhelming enthusiasm about life, not just 100 percent, but 1,000 percent," Dr. Isola, his karate teacher, said. "From the way he smiled and hugged you, to the way he made a meal, to the way he did martial arts, it was done with enthusiasm and passion. There was no halfway with Nicky." Nick lived life fully and understood the risk he took, as he ran into the towers to save others.

We will never forget!

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