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Drake law student who survived 9/11 talks to middle school students about courage

December 2, 2008
Drake University law student Darren Harkins of Waukee, Iowa, recently spoke to ninth-grade students at Johnston Middle School about courage.

Harkins, a native of New York and former New York City firefighter, was the only survivor from Ladder Co. 2 on Sept. 11, 2001.

In his talk, Harkins told students about the terrorist attacks and the aftermath at ground zero and encouraged them to serve their communities.

Read more in the Des Moines Register's article, "9/11 survivor inspires with talk about courage."