The family of fallen firefighter Mark Whitford rubs the tape placed on each corner of his photo as the air settles. Each year they come to remember him. They gather before the granite plaque that bears his name, birth date and place of work on September 11, 2001. “It never gets better,” said the firefighter’s mom, Carol Whitford. On that brilliantly sky blue Tuesday, Mark’s brother Chris was stepping off the Staten Island Ferry when his dad called his cell phone, telling him to get back on the boat because a plane had hit the towers. Chris knew his brother was going to be at the scene and went back to look for him. Read more...