A first responder observes a moment of silence during a ceremony at Ground Zero, the 16-acre World Trade Center site, in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) A first responder observes a moment of silence during a ceremony at Ground Zero, the 16-acre World Trade Center site, in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

On the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, we think of the 2,977 lives lost that day and the countless others who were affected in some capacity along the way. The effects of that day still linger for many — especially for the first responders who were on the scene.

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Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at [email protected].