On July 9th- the Windsor Fire Explorers took a trip to NYC visiting the Statue of Liberty, World Trade Center Memorial, Museum, and the Freedom Tower. While some of this trip was a history lesson about that infamous day 9/11/01, it was also a lesson in the history of the fire service and pre- 9/11 way of life. During the tour of the memorials and museums the explorer’s had the opportunity to visit one of the FDNY fire house’s; the Ten House. The Ten House is stationed at the base of south tower and took significant damage on the day of the collapse. As well as being an active station, the walls of the Ten House hold the memories and stories of the 343 fire fighters that perished that day. On its exterior wall facing the south tower, etched in cooper is the final resting place for many members tributed with the fallen firefighter memorial. On top of all the museums, monuments and exhibits, the explorer’s had the opportunity to summit the Freedom tower, standing 1776 ft. high and rising 102 floors in a mere 42 seconds. At the summit the explorers had unobstructed views over the rest of the city and New York harbor.