On September 11, 2001, one of the most devastating events in United States history occurred. In a planned attack, terrorists hijacked airplanes of innocent people and crashed them straight into the World Trade Center.
Over 1,000 people gathered around Grand Episcopal Church in Nyack, New York to mourn the loss of one heroic 24-year-old man.
Alison and Jefferson Crowther celebrated and honored the life of their son Welles who became a national hero during the 9/11 attacks.
Their son, Welles Remy Crowther, worked as an equity trader on the 104th floor of the South Tower when the attack happened. During which time, Welles called his mother to inform her that he was okay. Unfortunately, those were the last words his mother heard…
After the second plane crashed, the Crowthers knew the likelihood of them seeing their beloved son again were low. Their son was always a likable man, but his parents never thought he would become a national hero!
Months later, in May 2002, Jefferson was reading the New York Times and noticed a feature article that chronicled the last 102 minutes before the tower toppled over. He read something startling, and immediately passed it to Alison saying, “You might want to read this.”
In the article, witnesses mention a hero wearing a red bandanna saving them from danger.
Allison recalls, “The second I read that, I went, ‘oh my God, there’s Welles — there he is. I just knew it — in my heart, I knew it.”
To confirm this, Allison contacted the witnesses and sent them a picture of Welles.
“He was the cowboy coming in to save the town,” the person Welles saved said. “In this day and age when we have no heroes, here was a young man who basically gave his life. … If it wasn’t for Welles, I wouldn’t be here.”
Wearing a red bandanna, Welles Remy Crowther sacrificed his own life in order to save many other lives during the 9/11 attacks.