9/11 Eyewitness Paul Ferretti Visits Columbus

Students Hear from Ground Zero Eyewitness - Paul Ferretti
to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

The Rho Kappa and History Club along with Social Studies Teacher Ms. Mary T. McCullagh welcomed Mr. Paul Ferretti to Columbus on September 12th to share his 9/11 Ground Zero testimony. The event was open to the entire Columbus family in the school's newly remodeled Theater for the Performing Arts. Mr. Ferretti gave a unique perspective from that day being that he not only escaped from inside the Twin Towers after the first plane hit but then immediately served as a first responder to those needing help and then worked at Ground Zero in the recovery effort. The students listened attentively as he recounted all that he experienced from what it sounded like when the towers collapsed to how he dug alongside firemen on the scene and had his boots melt off from the jet fuel..

He explained to the students the importance of helping each other in times of disaster and to never forget what happened on that day.