Rest in Peace Brothers. :(
I will never forget.
Rest in Peace Brothers. :(
I will never forget.
Today marks a bitter anniversary in our nations history. We remember those who were lost on that horrific day, and we honor those who had the bravery to go where others did not. It is our duty and responsibility to educate our children so they will never forget. We owe it to all who have been lost. God bless our military and this nations civil servants. FDNY 343
Today was a beautiful cloudless September afternoon in London, indentical to how it was on that afternoon 8 very short years ago when the unbelievable News unfolded in front of us on our TV screens.
As always, we remembered the fallen, especially the 343 FDNY members who laid down their lives on that day by holding a minutes silcence out the front of the Station at the time the first plane hit.
God Bless you all, we will always remember you.
At the going down of the sun, we will remember, we will remember
Those that were lost will not be forgotten.
Originally posted by our brother E40FDNYL35.
These members shall brought forth to the front.
REST IN PEACE BROTHERS
Joseph Agnello, Lt. Brian Ahern, Eric Allen, Richard Allen, Capt. James Amato, Calixto Anaya Jr., Joseph Angelini Sr., Joseph Angelini Jr., Faustino Apostol Jr., David Arce, Louis Arena, Carl Asaro, Lt. Gregg Atlas, Gerald Atwood, Matthew Barnes, Gerald Baptiste, A.C. Gerard Barbara, Arthur Barry, Lt. Steven Bates, Carl Bedigian, Stephen Belson, John Bergin, Paul Beyer, Peter Biefeld, Brian Bilcher, Carl Bini, Christopher Blackwell, Michael Bocchino, Frank Bonomo, Gary Box, Michael Boyle, Kevin Bracken, Michael Brennan, Peter Brennan, Capt. Daniel Brethel, Capt. Patrick Brown, Capt. Vincent Brunton, Capt. William Burke Jr, Andrew Brunn, F.M. Ronald Bucca, Greg Buck, A.C. Donald Burns, John Burnside, Thomas Butler, Patrick Byrne, George Cain, Salvatore Calabro, Capt. Frank Callahan, Michael Cammarata, Brian Cannizzaro, Dennis Carey, Michael Carlo, Michael Carroll, Peter Carroll, Thomas Casoria, Michael Cawley, Vernon Cherry, Nicholas Chiofalo, John Chipura, Michael Clarke, Steven Coakley, Tarel Coleman, John Collins, Robert Cordicce, Ruben Correa, James Coyle, Robert Crawford, Lt. John Crisci, B.C. Dennis A. Cross, Thomas Cullen III, Robert Curatolo, Lt. Edward D'Atri, Michael Dauria, Scott Davidson, Edward Day, B.C. Thomas DeAngelis, Manuel Delvalle, Martin Demeo, David Derubbio, Lt. Andrew Desperito, Dennis Devlin, Gerard Dewan, George Dipasquale, Lt. Kevin Donnelly, Lt. Kevin Dowdell, B.C. Ray Downey, Gerald Duffy, Capt. Martin Eagan Jr., Michael Elferis, Francis Esposito, Lt. Michael Esposito, Robert Evans, B.C. Jack Fanning, Capt. Thomas Farino, Terrance Farrell, Capt. Joseph Farrelly, Deputy Comm. William Feehan, Lee Fehling, Alan Feinberg, Frank Fiore, Michael Fiore, Lt. John Fischner, Andre Fletcher, John Florio, Lt. Michael Fodor, Thomas Foley, David Fontana, Robert Foti, Andrew Fredricks, Lt. Peter Freund, Thomas Gambino Jr., Chief of Dept. Peter Ganci Jr., Lt. Charles Garbarini, Thomas Gardner,Thomas Garner, Matthew Garvey, Bruce Gary, Gary Geidel, B.C. Edward Geraghty, Denis Germain, James Giberson, Ronnie Gies, Paul Gill, Lt. Vincent Giammona, Lt. John Ginley, Jeffery Giordano, John Giordano (1), Keith Glascoe, James Gray, B.C. Joe Grzelak, Jose Guadalupe,Lt. Geoffrey Guja, Lt. Joseph Gullickson, David Halderman, Lt. Vincent Halloran, Robert Hamilton, Sean Hanley, Thomas Hannafin, Dana Hannon, Daniel Harlin, Lt. Harvey Harrell, Lt. Stephen Harrell, Capt.Thomas Haskell Jr., Timothy Haskell, Michael Haub, Vincent Halloran, Capt. Terry Hatton, Lt. Mike Healey, John Heffernan, Ronnie Henderson, Joseph Henry, William Henry, Thomas Hetzel, Capt. Brian Hickey, Lt. Tim Higgins, John Hohmann, Thomas Holohan, Joseph Hunter, Capt. Walter Hynes, Jonathan Ielpi, Capt. Fredrick Ill Jr., William Johnston, Andrew Jordan, Karl Joseph, Lt. Anthony Jovic, Angel Juarbe Jr., Fr. Mychal Judge, Vincent Kane, B.C. Charles Kasper, Paul Keating, Thomas Kelly (L15), Thomas Kelly (L105), Richie Kelly Jr. (L11), Thomas Kennedy, Lt. Ronald T. Kerwin, Michael Kiefer, Robert King Jr., William Krukowski, Scott Kopytko, Kenneth Kumpel, Thomas Kuveikis, David Laforge, William Lake, Robert Lane, Peter Langone, Scott Larsen, Lt. Joseph G. Leavey, Neil Leavy, Daniel Libretti, Carlos Lillo (FDNY EMS B-49), Robert Linnane, Michael Lynch (L4), Michael Lynch (E40), Michael Lyons, Patrick Lyons, Joseph Maffeo, William Mahoney, Joseph Maloney, Kenneth Marino, Lt. Charles Margiotta, B.C. Joseph Marchbanks Jr., John Marshell, Lt. Peter Martin, Lt. Paul Martini, Joseph Mascali, Keithroy Maynard, Brian Mcaleese, John Mcavoy, Thomas Mccann, Lt. William McGinn, B.C. William McGovern, Dennis Mchugh, Robert McMahon, Robert McPadden, Terence McShane, Timothy McSweeney, Martin McWilliams, Raymond Meisenheimer, Charles Mendez, Steve Mercado, Douglas Miller, Henry Miller Jr., Robert Minara, Lt. Paul Mitchell, Thomas Mingione, Capt. Louis Modafferi, Lt. Dennis Mojica, Manuel Mojica, Carl Molinaro, Michael Montesi, Capt. Thomas Moody, Vincent Morello, B.C. John Moran, Christopher Mozzillo, Richard Muldowney Jr., Michael Mullan, Dennis Mulligan, Lt. Raymond Murphy, Lt. Bob Nagle, John Napolitano, Peter Nelson, Gerard Nevins, Dennis O 'Berg, Douglas Oblschlager, Lt. Daniel O'Callaghan, Joseph Ogren, Samuel Oitice, Patrick O’Keefe (1), Capt. William O'Keefe, Eric Olsen, Jeffery Olsen, Steven Olsen, Kevin O'Rourke, Michael J. Otten L- 35, Jeffery Palazzo, B.C. Orio J. Palmer, Frank Palombo, Paul Pansini, B.C. John Paolillo, James Pappageorge, Robert Parro, Durrell Pearsall, Lt. Glenn Perry, Lt. Philip Petti, Lt. Kevin Pfeifer, Christopher Pickford, Lt. Kenneth Phelan, Shawn Powell, Vincent Princiotta, Kevin Prior, B.C. Richard Prunty, Lincoln Quappe,Lt. Michael Quilty, Kevin Orourke, Michael Otten, Ricardo Quinn (FDNY EMS B-57), Leonard Ragaglia, Michael Ragusa, Edward Rall, Adam Rand, Donald Regan, Lt. Robert Regan, Christian Regenhard,Lt. Vernon Richard, James Riches, Joseph Rivelli Jr., Kevin Reilly, Michael Roberts (L35), Michael Roberts (E214), Anthony Rocco Jr., Anthony Rodriquez, Matthew Rogan, Nichlas Rossomando, Paul Rubach, Stephen Russell, Lt. Michael T. Russo, B.C. Matthew L. Ryan, Thomas Sabella, Christopher Santora, John Santore, Gregory Saucedo, Dennis Scauso, John Schardt, B.C. Fred Scheffold, Thomas Schoales, Gerard Schrang, Gregory Sikorsky, Stephen Siller, Stanely Smagala Jr., Kevin Smith, Leon Smith Jr., Robert Spear Jr., Joseph Spor, B.C. Lawrence Stack, Capt. Timothy Stackpole, Gregory Stajk, Jeffery Stark, Benjamin Suarez, Daniel Suhr, Lt. Christopher Sullivan, Brian Sweeney, Sean Tallon, Allen Tarasiewicz, Paul Tegtmeirer, John Tierney, John Tipping II, Hector Tirado Jr., Richard VanHine, Peter Vega, Lawrence Veling, John Vigiano II, Sergio Villanueva, Lawrence Virgilio, Lt. Robert Wallace, Jeffery Walz, Lt. Michael Warchola, Capt. Patrick Waters, Kenneth Watson, Michael Weinberg, David Weiss, Timothy Welty, Eugene Whelan, Edward White, Mark Whitford, Michael Weinberg, Lt. Glenn Wilkinson, B.C. John Williamson, Capt. David Wooley, Raymond York. Retired FDNY Firefighters who lost their lives saving others : James J. Corrigan, Phillip Hayes, William Wren. Member of the New York City Fire Patrol who lost his life saving others: Keith Roma.
Doesnt feel like 8 years at all.
Another year has passed. Another year closer to the public becoming more and more complacent to that horrific day. I was teaching firefighters today at the tech college and I was the only person all day to mention 9/11. 8 hours, 50 students, 6 instructors and NO ONE mentioned 9/11.
On the other hand my son, 19 years old, and a volunteer firefighter, set up a memorial at his apartment with a sign and flags and candles to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. He dragged my huge sign I painted a few years back honoring our New York Brothers out to the road at my place. What did he get for his efforts? Crap from one of his friends about it. Things like what's the big deal? Why do you care?
My son was confused and a little emotional about this. I explained the short memory of the average American. I expalined that the way to honor those who died that day was to do the job the best he could. To NEVER forget them and the sacrifice they made.
Rest in Peace Brothers. We will not forget you. We will not forget your bravery. We will not forget your sacrifice.
Still feels like yesterday. The pain DOES NOT diminish. NEVER FORGET! T.C.
I don't have it handy .... but it's on Facebook, the crusty site, geezer and Gonzo posted it here, I think. Pick one any one :) Let me know if you don't find it and I'll go hunt it up.
I have no good words for this day
I have no way to explain what happened in a way that makes sense
Instead I remember the fallen
What they gave
What was taken
What was lost
I would like to THANK all here for your support and Remembrance of are BROTHERS who lost their lives on September 11, 2001...this thing called BROTHERHOOD runs deep, Never Forget we are all part of this.
I can understand the disappointment in media coverage and the gradual disappearance of 9-11 tributes. They still have a remembrance service in Alberta, but I think it will gradually disappear over time. Its simply that the public is continually inundated with news, mostly bad, that they become inured to the past. I'm sure there are many in both the US and Canada that wish more was done on Nov 11, Dec 7, June 6, May 8, Aug 15. Time, unfortunately dulls the pain and remebrance of many tragedies.
At the going down of the sun, We will remember
Lest we forget, Lest we forget
let all there souls rest in peace
9/11 Moment of Silence in East Islip, NY Elemetary Schools
To: Patriotic Americans
The East Islip School District Superintendent, Mr. Wendell Chu unilaterally decided that he would not allow elementary schools within his district to have a moment of silence in memory of 9/11. He implemented this on the 8th Anniversary of this cowardly attack on our country. East Islip is located less than 50 miles from Ground Zero. Many families in our district lost parents and loved ones on 9/11.
There was no warning to parents prior to 9/11/09. I first found out about this at a Timber Point PTA meeting at on 9/14/09. There was also no warning from the principals of any of the schools. This despite the schools ability to quickly contact each parent via a telephone message or official letter to each child's home.
I immediately contacted Mr. Chu via e-mail. He admitted that this was his personal decision.
This is what he had to say:
"Most of the children in our elementary schools were very young on September 11, 2001 and some were not even born yet. I believe that parents should be the ones to broach the subject of this day with their children. I feel that young students need to feel safe and secure, understand that bad things happen, but feel that these events are very rare, and the human spirit does amazing things in the face of adversity. Our students' preparation for thoughts about these issues varies greatly and my decision was really a desire to be sensitive to the feelings of parents, not a desire to ignore the day." He says this despite not warning the parents that he had no plans to honor our country with a simple moment of silence and a lack of discussion in the classroom.
Do you agree with his statement? If he wanted parents to "broach" the subject, then he should have warned the parents. He goes on to say that he wants to be "sensitive to the feelings of parents." He sounds like a politician that wants to see how the public feels before making a decision. I am sorry, but there is no decision here.
In the past all of the elementary schools had a special moment of silence and then sang "God Bless America." I feel this was appropriate and do not feel a child would be harmed or afraid by this. In fact, it would probably bring out feelings and thoughts that could be shared in the classroom. This never happened.
What upsets me most is that there was no warning that he would handle the day this way. I personally would have kept my son out of elementary school on 9/11/09.
Mr. Wendell Chu did find it important enough to allow the middle school and high school to have a moment of silence, and 9/11 was discussed in the classroom. Thank you Mr. Chu!
I respectfully requested that Mr. Chu give an apology to each person in our district (he did not acknowledge this) and let us know how he will treat 9/11 in the future (should he still be our Superintendent).
He indicated that he would "re-consider the way we remember 9/11 as a district and a community" but that he would "take it up at some later point in the year in preparation for next year's anniversary."
I do not see what was wrong with what was done in the past: 1) having a moment of silence and 2) singing "God Bless America." Is a special committee and months of meetings and discussions really necessary? I think this decision can be be saved from the bureaucratic BS and Mr. Chu can save us the anxiety of awaiting his decision. It wasn't broke, so there was no reason to fix it!
Mr. Chu ends his last e-mail with "I just want to get a better sense of how others feel." Please take a moment and let Mr. Chu know how you feel. Sign this petition. Share it with every patriotic American you know. Feel free to send Mr. Chu your feelings. His e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
His office phone number is 631-224-2010.
Please sign this petition if you think that Elementary Schools in the East Islip School District should have a moment of silence to remember 9/11.
God Bless America.
The Undersigned http://www.petitiononline.com/2242010/petition.html
Done and posted to Facebook.
NEVER FORGET :(
rip 343 and all cops and disaster victims.
Thanks E40FDNYL35 for this information.Quote:
9/11 Moment of Silence in East Islip, NY Elemetary Schools
Doesn't this story sound much like another "we have to be careful about who might offend".
Well I am offended and I am sure he didn't even know I existed. I am sure many of you are as offended as I am. I know E40 is offended.
Maybe we should ask him if he ever thought that by saving these kids the burden of paying tribute to our fallen brothers, he might actually offend a few thousand guys who do give a damn?
THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE F.D.N.Y. HAVE DIED AS THE RESULT OF ILLNESSES RELATED TO WORKING AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE
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02) FR GARY CELENTANI - DIED 9/26/02
03) STEPHEN JOHNSON LAD 25 - DIED 8/6/04 00
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06) LT JOHN MURRAY ENG 165 - DIED 5/1/08
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14) FR BOB WEIBER ENG 262 - DIED 2006
15) FR KEVIN DELANO LAD 142 - DIED 7/30/08
16) BC JERRY HAWE BN26 - DIED MARCH 1,2008
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18) LT JIMMY TANCREDI LAD 47 - DIED 8/8/08
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February 28, 2010 -- A lawyer in two Ground Zero sickness cases green-lighted for trial says he has a smoking gun: buried city documents that prove firefighters should have gotten respirators.The papers emerged in a veritable mountain of files the city turned over to workers who believe they were sickened by toxins after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Lawyer Andrew Carboy, whose firm represents more than 600firefighters, said the FDNY had rules on the book requiring Bravest be equipped with respirators before Sept. 11. But memos showing that weren't handed over until this summer - in a data dump of 3 million documents - five years after the legal battle began. "They provide everyone with helmets, with bunker gear, with [air] packs. They could have done the same with respirators, and they withheld the documents saying they had a program to do it," Carboy said.Carboy's firm represents Firefighters Frank Malone and the late Raymond Hauber, whose cases are among a dozen picked to go to trial, starting in May. Four were chosen from more than 9,000 by a federal judge, four by the city, and four by plaintiffs' lawyers. More than $1 billion in damages hinge on the outcome. To show the city is liable, Carboy plans to wield memos about the FDNY's "respiratory protection program," which was supposed to provide respirators for "reasonably foreseeable emergency situations" like building collapses. The FDNY didn't follow its own guidelines and had only 600 respirators for more than 11,200 uniformed members when the twin towers fell Sept. 11, Carboy said. A 2003 FDNY memo called for the head of safety and health for the department, Tennyson Headley, to be canned in part because of the dysfunctional respirator program. But Headley is still on the FDNY payroll. In a Feb. 5 deposition, he admitted he didn't know the FDNY had a program until well after 9/11, or that he was responsible for making sure firefighters were trained to use the masks. The city's lawyers deny the memo was hidden, saying documents about the program were "irrelevant" because a separate respirator policy was created for Ground Zero after the attacks. On Sept. 11, the FDNY ordered 5,000 respirators for $20 to $25 each, court documents say.