11th September 2002 a memorial to Rick
Rescorla was unveiled on the side of Hayle Harbour. This took place on the
first anniversary of the destruction, by terrorists, of the World Trade Centre
towers in New York City.
was brought up in Hayle, emigrated to the USA, and became a security officer for
a bank in the World Trade Centre in New York.
the day of the terrorist attack he remained in the building, helping others to
escape. The plaque on his memorial says that he saved 2,700 lives before sacrificing
photograph of Rick, standing on a staircase, megaphone in hand, advising others
how to escape, has become one of the lasting images of the tragic events of 11th