Here are just a few of the highlights for this year's event...

- Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, FDNY
Speaking during the Opening Ceremony.

- Deputy Chief Jay Jonas, FDNY
Captain Jay Jonas and five of his firefighters from Ladder Six, based in Chinatown,
had been on the 27th floor of the North Tower when they heard a rumble ...

- Slide Show by David Handshuh, NY Daily News Photographer
Handshuh ended up buried under chunks of rubble and debris with crushed legs. He
owes his life to the men and women of the fire, law enforcement, and EMS
services.

- Marine Corporal Josh Bleill
The events of 9/11 motivated Josh Bleill to join the Marine Corps Reserves in 2004.
He’ll share his own story about a life-altering explosion that challenged him to
succeed.

- Tribute to America’s Bravest
Come together to honor all military members and first responders who’ve sacrificed
for their country.

- Australian Author and Poet Rupert McCall
McCall will recite "A Fire Fighter's Dream," inspired by the events of 9/11.