Here’s a 9/11 victim’s red bandanna is changing the world


RED BANDANNA. HERE’S DOUG MEEHAN.>>FOLLOWING THE ATTACKS OF
9/11, THE RED BANDANNA HAS
BECOME A SYMBOL OF COURAGE,
CAPE STRENGTH, HONOR, AND SACRIFICE. AT CATHOLIC MEMORIAL THIS
MORNING, MORE THAN 600 STUDENTS
WERE WAS REMINDED WHY. ALISON CROWTHER LOST HER SON
WELLES ON SEPTEMBER 11. THE 24-YEAR-OLD EQUITY’S TRADER
WAS WORKING IN THE SOUTH TOWER
WHEN THE SECOND JET STRUCK
HE IS CREDITED WITH SAVING 10
LIVES BEFORE HEADING BACK UP TO
THE 78TH FLOOR TO HELP OTHERS. THE FORMER BC LACROSSE PLAYER,
WHO ALWAYS HAD A RED BANDANNA
WITH HIM, WAS LOST WHEN THE
TOWER COLLAPSED. HIS HEROICS ARE CHRONICLED IN
THE BOOK, THE RED BANDANNA.>>IT TAKES THESE YOUNG PEOPLE
INSIDE THE EVENT.>>WELLES’ MOTHER WAS INVITED TO
SPEAK TO THE YOUNG MEN OF CM
AFTER THEY WE ALL WERE REQUIRED
TO READ THE BOOK THIS PAST
SUMMER.>>WELLES IS SUCH A RELATABLE
FIGURE TO STUDENTS, TO YOUNG
PEOPLE, BECAUSE HE WAS YOUNG AND
HE WAS REAL.>>I SAY TO THE BOYS ALL THE
TIME, DARE TO BE GREAT.>>CM’S PRESIDENT IS ALSO A BC
GRAD. HE SAYS WELLES NOT ONLY
DISPLAYED THE STRENGTH OF
CHARACTER IN THE FACE OF
UNIMAGINABLE HORROR, BUT RATHER
HE TRIED TO LIVE IT EVERY DAY.>>IT’S REALLY HARD TO BE A
YOUNG MAN TODAY. THE WORLD DOES NOT ALWAYS
PROVIDE US WITH THE BEST ROLE
MODELS. SOCIAL MEDIA IS ASKING A LOT OF
OUR KIDS. SO FOR US, CHARACTER MATTERS.>>ALISON SAYS SHE HONORS
WELLES’ MEMORY THROUGH SPEAKING
AT EVENTS LIKE TODAY’S. BUT IT’S A STORY HE TOLD A
CO-WORKER, AND THAT HIS MOM ONLY
LEARNED AFTER HIS DEATH, THE ONE
ABOUT A SIMPLE PIECE OF CLOTH HE
KEPT ON HIS DESK, THAT GIVES HER
CHILLS EVEN 18 YEARS LATER.>>WITH THIS RED BANDANNA I’M
GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD. AND I LOVE THAT.>>FOLLOWING THIS MORNING’S
SPEECH, EVERY STUDENT HERE AT CM
WAS ISSUED THEIR OWN PERSONAL
RED BANDANNA. AND ON IT, THEY WERE ABLE TO
WRITE THE NAME OF THEIR OWN
PERSONAL HERO. IN WEST ROXBURY, DOUG MEEHAN,
WCVB NEWS CENT

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