Firemens Memorial, September 11, 2021

On the 20th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, the Fire Department of New York held a service at the Firemens Memorial on Riverside Drive. The ceremony began with a reading of the names of the fallen firefighters, many with posthumous promotions. A silver fire bell rang after each name. After a benediction, the firefighters saluted and the Marine Corps Band and the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums played. Emotions have become less raw over the years since the terrorist attack, but the city’s respect and reverence for the firefighters has never diminished.

Listening to the roll call of the names

Firefighters lined many blocks of Riverside Drive at the memorial service

The FDNY Chaplain waiting to give the benediction

Members of the Marine Corps Band, too young to remember 9/11

One who remembers, struggling to contain his emotions

The Marine Corps Band performed during the ceremony

The FDNY Emerald Society played Amazing Grace

The salute to the fallen

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4 Responses to Firemens Memorial, September 11, 2021

  1. Hans OConnell says:

    Stirring photos! Very moving

  2. Kristin Fouch says:

    Thank you, Deborah. These photos and comments bring honor and humanity to this day.

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