The FDNY Foundation marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with the FDNY, who lost 343 members that day.
Members of the Department attend ceremonies across the city to honor those who made the Supreme Sacrifice that day, including the annual reading of the names at the 9/11 Memorial.
“Our commitment to ensure the Department is better trained, better prepared and better equipped than ever before honors the lives and legacies of the 343 members of the FDNY who made the Supreme Sacrifice 17 years ago” said Stephen Ruzow, Chairman, FDNY Foundation. The 343 members of the FDNY who died on Sept. 11, 2001 had more than 4,400 years of experience between them. The Foundation honors their heroism and joins the FDNY to mark this solemn anniversary by funding ceremonies across the City on this anniversary each year.
The FDNY added the names of 18 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 at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn.
The FDNY World Trade Memorial Wall now lists the names of 177 FDNY members who died of illnesses related to their work during and after the Sept. 11th attacks.
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