[singlepic=134,220,140,,left]Today marks an historic day in America. The world stopped seven years ago and watched the horror unfold at Ground Zero, the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvania. No American will forget where they were when they heard news of the attacks—just like nobody living in 1963 forgets where they were when President Kennedy was assassinated.
The Mint Hill Times interviewed area resident Rick Malatestinic two years ago about his involvement with the rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero. Malatestinic was a volunteer firefighter on Long Island, New York.
“It was like a dream. It wasn’t real,” he said. “I just couldn’t believe something like that was really happening.” […]