FDNY add 43 names to 9/11 memorial wallSep 11, 2023
and as the country remembers the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the FDNY remembers the 331 members who have died since those attacks from 9/11-related illnesses,
memorializing them on a
wallof flags and
namesat a Memorial Garden in Brooklyn. 43 new
namesin the last year alone in At this rate next year there will be more FDNY members who have died since 9/11 than died here. Here is Jim Dillon, the firefighter William M Hughes. The FDNY family gathered tonight to grieve to honor those lost this year to remember what honor and sacrifice means Captain Paul W. Schmalsren's grandchildren marked the new names on the 911 FDNY Memorial.
The widows left flowers. The department added a flag for each member who died this year. A tragically growing garden of sadness and pain in the colors of America. Their photographs were displayed on the monitors. doctors and paramedics, chiefs and captains and so many firefighters who responded to the call on 9/11 and all the days that followed, death didn't come in an instant, it probably happened, I guess, the first week there under that operation and, as the The rest of us just continued reporting to the pile on the days he was free. Our members are still dying if the disease persists because of the brave and selfless time they spent at the World Trade Center site.
More than 341 men and women who served in our department. searching for their FDNY brothers and sisters who have lost their lives because of that honorable and noble work, it is easy to feel overwhelmed here by the pain of one city family, but each flag here represents a choice, a choice of courage, bravery and courage. choice made in an instant without rancor or regret Eric Frizzell lost his parents to a 9/11 related illness his point of view never changed with the work they were honored to be a part of they did never so never They would do it again, they would be down there in an instant despite the terrible result.
I don't think we regret the decisions we made that day and we just have to live with them as best we can. 343 FDNY personnel died on 9/11. They have lost. almost the same number to diseases arising from that day from 43 this year alone The Flag Garden will likely grow again next year in Brooklyn Jim Dolan Channel 7 Eyewitness News a reminder Eyewitness News will, as always, have live coverage to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11 22 years ago will happen on Monday morning starting at 8:25 a.m. m. It is an honor for me to once again present the event from start to finish because we will never forget what happened.
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