Get Rick Rescorla the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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"Free the Medal" is a call to action, to ask President Donald J. Trump to award Cyril R (Rick) Rescorla the well deserved and long overdue Presidential Medal of Freedom.

It has been nearly 18 years since the horrific terror attack on the World Trade Center September 11, 2001. It was a day that is burned in our minds forever. We remember where we were, what we saw, and how we felt.

His heroic actions in saving over 2700 lives, before losing his own, prevented us from losing what would have been a total of over 6000 lives that dreadful day. 

Rick Rescorla, pictured above while famously singing into his bullhorn, was the Vice President of Security for Morgan Stanley and conducted evacuation drills since the early 1990's, in preparation for such a disaster. His drills trained the Morgan Stanley employees, who inhabited 22 floors of the World Trade Center, to safely and calmly make their way down 44 flights of stairs to safety outside the building. He also trained them to help those who couldn't make the trip down by themselves, often helping carry disabled coworkers down flight after flight as Rick sang patriotic songs to distract and encourage them along the exhaustive dissent. Many employees testified that he sang to them during the actual attack as all but 6 made it out safely into the smoke billowed streets amid a frantic shower of paper and debris, tripping over bodies of those who jumped out windows from the floors above them.

Please join us in reaching the President by signing this petition and honoring a real American hero now, while his grieving widow is still alive to receive it.


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