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Pa. junior firefighters ‘awed’ by visit to WTC site

The fire chief said the trip served as a bonding moment not only among fathers and children, but among the young firefighters

MONESSEN, Pa. — Twin brothers Jeremiah and Noah Quattro were infants on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists crashed two hijacked airplanes into the Twin Towers in New York City.

Despite not having memories of that day, the Monessen junior firefighters were awed during a visit to the site in August. They were among a dozen teenage volunteers from the Monessen No. 1 fire department who toured the former World Trade Center site.

“It’s breathtaking. That’s the best (word) I can come up with. You kind of have to be there and see it to really understand it,” Jeremiah Quattro, 15, said. “I was trying to not get upset because you just can’t believe something like that happened on American soil.”

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