September 2, 2016
The FDNY will add the names of 17 FDNY members who died of illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery effort at the World Trade Center to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall on Tuesday, September 6, at 4 p.m. at FDNY Headquarters – 9 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. Including the FDNY members to be added at this ceremony, the World Trade Memorial Wall will list the names of 127 FDNY members who died of illnesses related to their work during and after theSeptember 11th attacks. The wall was unveiled in September, 2011.
“The number of those the FDNY has lost to the terrorist act of September 11thcontinues to grow year after year; from 343 brave members that tragic day, to now 127 members who bravely battled illnesses directly related to their selfless work,” said Commissioner Nigro. “Remembering these true heroes, and never forgetting their selfless sacrifice, is one of the FDNY’s most important traditions.”
The inscription on the Memorial Wall reads:
“DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO BRAVELY SERVED THIS DEPARTMENT PROTECTING LIFE AND PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN THE RESCUE AND RECOVERY EFFORT AT MANHATTAN BOX 5-5-8087 WORLD TRADE CENTER”
WHO: Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro; First Deputy Commissioner Robert R. Turner II; Chief of Department James E. Leonard; and families of the 17 deceased FDNY members.
WHERE: FDNY Headquarters – 9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn
WHEN: Tuesday, September 6 – 4 p.m.
***All media must arrive by 3:45 p.m.***