Michael Scott Carlo~An American Hero
Michael was a firefighter for the N.Y.F.D.
I was honored to have been assigned the name of Michael Scott Carlo in 2005 when I became aware of Project 2996. Since then I have learned from reading that he had a passion for sailing and love for the ocean. He was an individual who enjoyed being around his family and friends as opposed to anything else.
He took his job as a firefighter for the New York Fire Department engine #230 very commitingly and wholeheartedly. He was an honest man whom people felt lucky to have known . And he will forever be in the memories of his loved ones, co-workers, and their families. He lived as a dedicated individual with passion for life and it’s hidden treaures, whether it be from sailing along the open waters or wading in a verse from Mark Twain via post-it. I feel I would have been honored to have known him. I think of Michael Scott Carlo, and his face that I see often in my mind when I hear words like Hero, or sacrifice. And I feel this is our opportunity to show we will never forget how he, in the line of duty died trying to save the lives of others. He will always be one of my heroes. He has become a memory through his bravery and dedication. Thank You Michael.
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones that you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
I chose a song that I hope gives others the feeling it gives me when I listen to it, and think about loved ones I have lost. Based on what I have learned about Michael and his passions, I think it is a good choice. Please take a moment to listen.
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