Faces of Ground Zero: A Tribute to America's Heroes
Father Brian Jordan
Friar, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, midtown Manhattan
In the days and weeks after the attacks, Father Jordan, who succeeded his fallen friend, Father Mychal Judge, as FDNY Chaplain, ministered to workers at Ground Zero. In a special ceremony, he rode a crane bucket up to where welders had mounted the cross-shaped girder from Tower 1, then blessed the impromptu monument.
"We have seen evil at its worst, but goodness at its best. I worked to provide hope and healingto give comfort to the living and bless the dead."