Linda Graffagnino Is a Hero Too

Linda lost her husband Firefighter Joseph Graffagnino two weeks ago in a fire in an abandoned building near ground zero. Also losing his life was Firefighter Robert Beddia, a 24 year veteran of the department.

Linda is not playing the victim role as she speaks out against the city and those responsible for placing her husband in the dry building. Her powerful words should be heard;

From Gothamist.com

“With the city, it’s really all about money; it’s not about human life. Now who is paying the price? Me, my in-laws and my children. The firefighters, they’re the good guys, and it’s the city’s responsibility to protect them…

Someone screwed up major…You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know if there’s no water in the building, you get the people out of there as fast as you can…

If you don’t have water to put a fire out, I don’t know how you’re going to put it out. I don’t know who you’re going to save…

Has this country not learned anything from 9/11? You would think after thousands of people died, someone would learn a lesson, but it just didn’t happen…

It’s sad to say that my husband had to die for someone to take notice and take action, but if I could maybe change someone else’s life and save another firefighter’s life down the road so they don’t have to go through this, that will make me feel some peace.

She added, “This is the worst thing that could have possibly happened. I’m 33 and now I’m a widow and I have two small children. I never thought that I would be here.”

Linda’s kids were living with two heroes.

2 Comments

  • DMaud says:

    My heart goes out to these men who risk their lives everyday. I feel for their families because they are the ones who suffer the most. Prevention is better than cure and so more should be done to prevent children from becoming fatherless and women widows in the prime of their lives.

  • WomanHonorThyself says:

    Youre so right Mike..thanks so much for stoppin by at my humble abode and leaving a comment..do come again please~! God bless!

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