New York Memorial Service Postponed

  Citing a growing rift with the city and fire department over staffing at the World Trade Center site, the Memorial Service for the 343 fallen firefighters and paramedics in New York scheduled for Nov. 18 was called off Wednesday by the...


With this callous action, Mayor Giuliani abandoned his solemn pledge he made to the families in September. At that time, Giuliani said, "We will be at the site to recover your loved ones until the last brick is removed." Giuliani’s change of heart stunned thousands of fire fighters and hundreds of widows. His decision broke faith with New York fire fighters by limiting their ability to recover the bodies of their fallen brothers, a long-standing tradition in the fire service dating back more than 200 years.