Harrison Fields was only five years old when his mother, an NYPD detective serving in the Medical Examiner’s office, responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, an event that has left him and many others with a “feeling of fear” 20 years later.
“On that blue-sky morning, I remember St. Joseph’s Catholic School going on lockdown and there being an immediate concern in the air. My teacher rolled a TV into the classroom, and before my eyes were two familiar structures on fire,” Fields recalled in an opinion piece for Fox News.
While at the time he was “confused” about the situation, Fields said the “confusion soon turned into worry as I remembered that my mom worked near those smoking buildings.”
Fields later recalled that his grandfather, a retired NYPD Sergeant, picked him and his siblings up from his school. “My grandmother was noticeably on edge, the phone rang non-stop, and my mom was nowhere to be seen or heard,” he said. “Morning turned into afternoon, and still no sign of my mom—just the cold feeling of worry and fear.”
“The towers collapsing, the Pentagon attack, and the