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Street dedicated to NYPD Officer Francis T. Pitone

The unveiling of a street sign dedicated to Officer Francis T. Pitone, an NYPD officer and September 11 first responder who died last August, was met with applause.

By David Weingrad Long Island Herald Hanging below the traditional green street sign on Corey Lane in East Meadow is another one, a blue commemorative sign reading “Officer Francis T. Pitone Ln,” in honor of a 20-year New York Police Department officer, a first responder after the September 11 attacks, who died last August. Frank […]

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FDNY Trident Ride reaches South Carolina

Riders from Engine 6/Ladder 9 in South Carolina

By Charles Slate Myrtlebeachonline.com The Engine 9 Ladder 6 FDNY Ride for the Trident House pulls into the South Carolina Welcome Center in Little River, Thursday afternoon. They are riding from Ground Zero at the World Trade Center to the Naval Special Operations Museum in Fort Christie Florida.The Navy SEAL Trident House sits along the […]

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Stuck in the North Tower on 9/11, he now offers thanks to God for a prayer unanswered

Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger, left, retired New York Battalion Chief Richard Picciotto and Omaha acting Assistant Fire Chief Dan Olsen.

By Michael Kelly Omaha World-Herald On 9/11, as the North Tower of the World Trade Center began to fall, a firefighter descending a stairwell prayed, “Please, God, make it quick.” With the world watching, the 110-story office tower did fall quickly — in eight incredibly loud and chaotic seconds. What Battalion Chief Richard Picciotto had […]

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