My name is Barbara Lang-Lyras
Auffret, author of an upcoming book to be entitled, “Heroes of the World Trade
Center, No Greater Love”.
I am the daughter of
retired NYPD detective, George J. Lang and the niece of retired FDNY firefighter
Charley Lang. I was the first female P & I Representative for the Clubs in
London which was centered at the WTC, the North Tower. Just a year before the
towers fell, my husband Raymond and I were married onboard the yachts just
below the towers and our wedding party stayed at the Marriot WTC
We wish to pay our respects to the manager of that hotel who took
care of us and has made the ultimate sacrifice. He was there with the
Firefighters from Ladder 118 in Brooklyn including, Firefighter Scott Davidson,
who's photos will be in our book with a statement from his dad, Steve. Just
under 100 firefighters lost their lives in building #3 that day. Their story
will be told by a brave heroic elevator manager, Bobbie Graff, who himself was
buried and managed to survive. He wants to make sure that everyone knows how
heroic and brave they were there that day and how thankful he is to
This book contains stories of the brave and courageous acts of those men and
women, both civilians, and those working for the City Agencies: Fire,
Police, Transit, Sanitation, the State Office of Court Administration,
etc. who both survived the collapse and gave the ultimate sacrifice on 911.
The book is divided into several chapters.
begins with the Forward by Chief George Pickett (Retired FDNY), author of the
newest popular book about the FDNY, entitled, "The Brave"
It then moves
into a great introduction by Major Alan G. Martin, from the New York State
Police, Troop F, who is a photographer in his heart and soul...He has taken
photographs of the Towers in their Prime, shinning in the moonlight, as they
appear to be floating, majestically, in the air high above..
chapter is dedicated to the heroes.
I am asking for YOUR DEFINITION OF
Many people and organizations have written from their being...
and years of experience.. defining what a hero means to them, including some the
families of those lost. I would ask all those who join us at this site and would
like to participate in this project to submit their definition which we will
consider for publication into this book.
The next chapter contains the
stories of the courageous, brave heroes who were at the towers that mournful
day, both living and deceased. If you would like to submit a story my Email
address is firstname.lastname@example.org
As we all remember, 911 has so
many facets and still continues to manifest itself in so many different ways.
For that reason, another chapter of this book will contain the stories of those
individuals who went out of their way, beyond the normal “I’m sorry”, to show
their love and compassion for another. Many of them have created organizations,
to help those afflicted, to designing a piece of art work so that their memory
will live on.
ALL THESE THINGS MUST NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!
WISH TO ENTER YOUR STORY
INTO OUR BOOK
PLEASE SUBMIT IT VIA OUR SUBMIT FORM
OR PRIVATELY VIA MY
GOD BLESS THEM