Tunnels to Towers Foundation CEO Frank Siller condemned the Biden Administration for how it orchestrated the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, lamenting the crisis that grips the country as Afghans are being hunted behind Taliban checkpoints while westerners who helped the U.S. are trapped by militants.
They're distraught because of seeing what happened, that we the greatest country in the world, can't figure out a safe way to make sure Americans were brought home in a safe way and take care of Afghani who helped us in the war on terror, said Siller, whose late brother Stephen was an FDNY firefighter who gave his life on 9-11, he said.
Shame on those in charge who aren't doing this the proper way.
Frank recounted, raced northward, through the Hugh Carey Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel on September 11, 2001, to help his fellow first responders rescue as many civilians as possible after the Twin Towers were hit by the ground.
Charles Payne told Making Money with Frank Siller that American citizens should see what is happening in Afghanistan and unite in support of those in danger:
I will tell you that America is coming together. When they see something, when they see Americans in danger, everybody comes together. And that's what I see right now, said he.
Siller told host Charles Payne he is in the middle of a memorial walk from the Pentagon to Stonycreek Township, Pa. to the world trade center site in memory of those lost on 9-11 November 2009.
He plans to join Flight 93 family members at the crash site in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to lay a wreath in remembrance of those who lost recounting again the famous words of doomed passenger Todd Beamer, who uttered Let's roll before he and his fellow passengers fought back against Al Qaeda hijackers and crashed the plane into a Pennsylvania field before the terrorists could strike their intended targets in Shanksville, Pa.
We will never forget, he said.
After visiting the Flight 93 site, Payne plans to continue his walk eastward, stopping in Hershey and later Easton, Pa. on the New Jersey border late last week for commemorations.
He can close his walk the same way his late brother did, coming through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel to Lower Manhattan.