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9/11 Remembrance underscores value of service, sacrifice and love

A 9/11 ceremony in Brooklyn today emphasized the themes of sacrifice, service, and love, writes Francesca Norsen Tate in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Officials from the NYPD and FDNY, the U.S. Army and family members of those killed in the attacks spoke at Borough Hall’s second annual 9/11 Remembrance Service on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Family […]

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FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall adds 17 new names

Today, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro added the names of 17 members who died of illnesses related to their work in the World Trade Center rescue and recovery efforts to the World Trade Center Memorial Wall at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn. A total of 127 FDNY members are now listed on the World Trade Center […]

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‘I miss my friends a lot’ — retired FDNY firefighter John Wholihan reflects on 9/11

John Wholihan was already retired from the FDNY when terrorists attacks on September 11, 2001, but went to work. He jumped aboard the Staten Island Ferry and went to the site of the World Trade Center. He lost 100 friends in the attacks. Now living in Florida, Wholihan spoke to Paul Liotta of the Staten Island […]

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