Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 -- 15 years later

Fifteen years ago today, the world became a different place.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Most everyone remembers where they were 15 years ago Sunday when America was attacked by terrorists

A mobile "9/11 Never Forget" unit was parked in front of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum this weekend, where New York City first responders told their own first-hand accounts of that day to hundreds of visitors.

"It was pretty surreal," said John Carroll, a New York firefighter.

"Responding in to an incident of this magnitude was really an eye opener. … We actually thought we were going in to rescue a lot of people, but we didn't understand at that time that there wasn't going to be any survivors."

Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives that September morning, including Stephen Siller, a NYC firefighter.

The mobile unit is funded by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and proceeds from the unit go to war veterans and first responders who were wounded on the front lines.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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