Houston Mayor Annise Parker chose to honor the lives lost on this September 11th with a day of service. Dozens of city of Houston employees as well as Mayor Parker took part in CPR training classes throughout Tuesday marking the eleventh anniversary of the terror attacks on America.
The Mayor shared what happened with her father. Her dad, who was a marathon runner was refereeing an intrasquad Marine basketball game: “He’d been having heart pain, I knew that. But, he didn’t seek treatment. He started apparently feeling tired, didn’t feel well, left the gymnasium full of men and women who knew CPR and could have helped him, went and sat in his car and died. They didn’t find him til the next day,” Parker shared with News 92 FM.
Mayor Parker thought taking part in CPR classes was the perfect way to honor her father as well as all of the servicemen and women of the country as the country remembers the tireless efforts of many on September 11, 2001.