Laura E. Davis
August 19, 2011
NEW YORK — To lay eyes on John Feal is to know he was marked by Sept. 11.
His blue shirt displays the Statue of Liberty in front of the American flag. Like the red bracelet and ring he’s wearing, it bears the name of a Sept. 11-related foundation he started. His black SUV carries a silhouette of the logo that’s on his shirt.
A tattoo on his left arm shows an eagle in front of the twin towers, a flag rippling in the background, and the letters “FDNY” running down toward his elbow. Nearly his entire back is taken up by a depiction, in black ink, of the Statue of Liberty holding a baby. Above her are the words, “No Responder Left Behind.” To the left, there are five dates.The first is 9-17-01:
“The day my life was altered,” Feal says.
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