ORLANDO, Fla. - Residents across central Florida
marked the anniversary of Sept. 11, remembering those who died and honoring the heroes who saved so many lives, including one paramedic who now works in central Florida.
Marquez used a snapshot from a photo book
"The pain is still fresh 12 years later," Marquez said.
Both brothers worked in New York City as first responders. Both were on duty, and both rushed to the scene.
"I do remember the screaming, the yelling distinctively. I also remember the smell," Marquez said.
In the chaos, the brothers instantly became separated.
"I didn't know where he was when the buildings came down," Marquez said.
Marquez searched but kept helping the hundreds of strangers who depended on him.
He found his brother 24 hours later and learned then that they had both stayed to help others make it out alive.
Marquez was there Wednesday at Lake Technical Center's fire academy to honor the 343 fallen
"They read the names," Marquez said.
"We clocked in not knowing if we were ever going to clock
Marquez owns a school in