GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The images of 9/11 are burned into Greg Antor and Brad Williams' memories-- both were active officers at Walker Police Department at the time.
Greg Antor, Retired Sgt. at Walker Police Department says, "I began thinking about the type of world I'd be raising my daughter in and it became very emotional for me."
The moment the towers were hit, Greg and Brad instantly thought of the first responders who gave their lives to help others.
"These people were in the same business that I was and they were all involved in this. It was gut wrenching to know these people were involved with this right now," says Walker Police Officer, Brad Williams.
To help, the two started a t-shirt campaign, hoping to raise $1,000 for New York's Fire Squad 288 HazMat 1.
Greg says, "It's the firehouse that lost 19 guys, more than any other house in NY, and left 49 children fatherless."
But their goal soon exploded with West Michigan's generosity, raising $200,000. To honor the squad, Brad and Greg delivered the money personally in New York and helped with the clean up.
Brad says, "It was an honor to know we were able to help these people in their time of need."
But on this day Brad and Greg only hope we stop and remember.