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Tag: 11 SEP 2001

Last surviving 9/11 search & rescue service dog honored for her Sweet 16

Bretagne (pronounced like Brittany) is a search & rescue dog for Texas Taskforce 1. TX-TF1 was officially admitted to the US FEMA Urban Search & Rescue System as a full non-probationary member in JUN 2001. System member units respond on a rotating basis to natural disasters and incidents of national significance. TX-TF1 responded to NYC during the aftermath of the attack on 9/11. Bretagne and her handler Denise Corliss responded to the call to help. This was their first deployment to a disaster.

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Reflecting Absence

When you’re flying above a dense and diverse environment like Manhattan, there is little time to reflect on what you are seeing below. Only in retrospect can you savor moments and see what you had been capturing with instinct. Thus it is with this photograph, where you can see people looking like so many black ants crowded around the square fountains that were once the footprint of the World Trade Center.

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