12 Sep 2011

First Responder Tribute

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The date 9/11 is seared forever in the memory of most Americans. On that date in 2001, hijacked airliners crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in Shanksville, Pa., killing nearly 3,000 people. In the midst of that tragedy, many heroes emerged. Perhaps the most courageous were the first responders – fire, police and EMS technicians – who raced to the scenes to try to rescue as many people as possible.

As we approached the 10th anniversary of 9/11, GM commissioned the next vehicle in a series honoring American heroes. World-renowned airbrush artist Mickey Harris and a crew of specialists took on the task of commemorating those first responders who gave their lives while trying to save others. Read the full post at Faces of GM.

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6 Responses to “First Responder Tribute”

  1. North and Debbie Teel says:

    Unbelievable!! There are no words to describe the emotions you feel when you look at this amazing work of art but also to remind us of the sacrifices made that day. You’ve captured the moment perfectly and what a fitting tribute and memorial to those who risked and lost their lives that day. You have in your art insured that we will never forget what happened that day nor how America rallied and let the world know this event would never bring us to our knees.

  2. Madison Dockery says:

    This truck makes me cry!! I saw it in person! It was great. It was more than great. It was AWESOME!!

  3. Beth Price says:

    Awed by this work of art. The tribute to the First Responders is so fitting and much deserved. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Cosby Clinic.

  4. Steve says:

    Mickey,
    Amazing on what you did and the way you put the the last ten years into that truck that shows the heart of this country. Beautiful job.

    Thank you

  5. M Sanders says:

    My four year old grandson and I went to the State Fair of Texas last Saturday. We saw this truck, and it is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. There was so much to see, so many scenes. It was absolutely incredible, and a real tribute to our first responders.
    Trying to explain 9-11 to an inquisitive four year old was an interesting challenge. When I saw that the people who destroyed the buildings and killed all of those people did it because they hated America, he said, “Nana, hate is not a good thing.” From the mouths of babes, right?

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