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    Default FDNY visit

    I just want to say that I had the privilege of visiting Engine 54 Ladder 4 "The Pride of Midtown" today on a visit to NYC. I was there right at shift change (didn't realize that change was at 9AM) and they welcomed myself and my family into their station with open arms. The station is located in mid-town Manhattan (near Times Square). These men lost 14 of their own out of that station and they have honored them with a memorial wall inside their station that many will not see. I am honored that they let me view "their" wall in their "house". These guys are true heroes and I am privileged to have had the honor to have met them. May God bless them all.


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    Default Speaking of E-54...

    My fiancee belongs to an online quilt group who adopted Engine 54, Ladder 4 and Battalion 9's house and created quilts for the family members of those brothers lost at the WTC.

    You can view a slideshow of the quilts and the brothers in whose memory they were created at:

    http://www.missingfabrics.com/firehouse.htm
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    I am wearing a t-shirt right this minute from Station 54, my brother and 100 L.A county firefighters went to Station 54 last October and got it for me. I hold this station deep in my heart and wear this t-shirt proudly.

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    Default Engine 54/Ladder 4 Pic

    Here is a picture of the flag commorating the heroes that is hung in the quarters of E54/L4.
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    Default Re: FDNY visit

    Originally posted by emsguy7166
    I am honored that they let me view "their" wall in their "house". These guys are true heroes and I am privileged to have had the honor to have met them. May God bless them all.
    True heroes...I echo that remark! Thanks for the post and the photo!
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    Thanks for the visit,I had the honor of covering there while they had one of their 14 memorial/funerals..and it was on a saturday...we had so many visitors that we had a hard time eating lunch because we wanted to show our hospitality to everyone that came by to pay their respects...being located at 49th st and 8 th ave in nyc this is the most visited house...near bway and all the hotels...I work in brooklyn and brooklyn lost over 100 firefighters too...still more funerals and memorials to come...was at the site on 9/11...and for the month after and again in the month of march and we recovered many of our brothers...we had depts from all over the world come by and give their donations and support for us and I was happy to show them around the site(WE hate the term ground zero)..meeting the wonderful volunteers from the red cross and salvation army that came also was uplifting for these people gave their time to help us get thru this...now that it is over it will affect alot of guys more than ever...we are rebuilding and thanks to americas cards and letters we did read alot of them ...that also keeps us going..all firemen love kids..and after I read some letters I see that we re doing this for them and their future..to my fellow firefighters...don t get lazy or take the call for granted...it will bite you in the *** if you re not geared up and prepared for the worst...we all need to rededicate ourselves and always give 110%..if not for those 343 but for our families ...by the way it should be 346 because 3 retired members from the fdny died also serving as fire safety directors too...also wanna thank Alameda County CA firefighters and iaff for their hospitality when I visited them in february to thank the bay area for their love....they donated enough money to buy engine 280 a new rig which they ll be getting very soon.. a kid named Dominic raised over 700.00 in pennies dragging a wagon with him to school and collecting from his fellow classmates...by the way engine 280 is one of our busiest engines and they share quarters with ladder 132...ladder 132 lost their whole crew on 9/11...this fathers day lets not forget the 3 that died last fathers day..in queens..Ford/Fahey/Downing..along with the 346 others and the thousands of others lets give them a minute of prayer this sunday...thank you america from the bottom of our fdny hearts...Johnny Mac Ladder 122 brooklyn ny
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    A very fitting tribute.

    I hope to one day visit there and shake a bunch of hands that belong to those that still carry the torch each day.
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