Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering Stephen Huczko

There's no one way (or an easy way) to remember someone who died on September 11, 2001. Being a part of Project 2996, however, I'm trying to do my small part to make sure that Stephen Huczko's memory is not forgotten.

Stephen Huczko was a police officer for fifteen years, working with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Stephen was headquartered in Jersey City, an arm's length away from the World Trade Center. As the attacks ensued that day, Stephen and other members of the Port Authority police force rushed into the lobby of the North Tower, but never made it back out. Stephen, thinking only of others at that time, was attempting to save a female civilian stuck in the lobby.

Remembering Stephen's heroic actions on that day only serves to memorialize part of his life. Stephen lived in Bethlehem, New Jersey, with his wife Kate, and their four children, Kaitlyn, Liam, Cullen, and Aidan. Stephen was an exceptional public servant, having been part of the rescue efforts at the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and when an airliner crashed at Newark Airport. Stephen was also part of a Port Authority Pipe and Drum Band.

We will always remember Stephen's heroic efforts that day, when trying to save every last person from those towers. We will never forget him, or the others who died that day. I only hope my short posting on Stephen honors his memory.

1 comment:

Jenn of the Jungle said...

I'll never forget you Stephen, thank you for being a hero that day.