On Wednesday, October 11th, the FDNY Foundation joined the FDNY for one of the most solemn days on the FDNY Calendar, the 116th Annual FDNY Memorial Day Service. 12 FDNY members who have died in the past year, including two in the line of duty were honored.
The FDNY Foundation honors and remembers the twelve FDNY members lost this year and their bravery, dedication, service, and sacrifice to the people and City of New York and the FDNY. They will never be forgotten.
“The memorial here on Riverside Drive has been in place since 1913. It has drawn millions of visitors since, inviting those who stand before it to take in its greatness, and appreciate what it represents: the duty and sacrifice and honor of the men and women it embodies. It is also a tribute to resilience, to a department who recovers from unimaginable loss, who rises when others are down, who serves a city in its toughest times,” said Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh. “The work of the FDNY is critical to our city. It saves countless lives; it changes countless lives. Our members wear their uniforms with pride, and they work every day to honor the memory of those who came before them.”
The 12 FDNY members honored at this year’s ceremony are:
Firefighter Michael H. Gebert, Engine 324
EMS Capt. Alison Russo, Station 49*
EMS Lt. Redwin Y. Mendez, PSAC-2
Firefighter Robert W. Painter, Ladder 39
Firefighter William P. Moon II, Rescue 2*
Lt James M. Corrigan, Engine 291
Firefighter Anthony N. Mauro, Ladder 109
Firefighter Mark A. Batista, Engine 226
EMT Kerry M. Burnett, Station 47
Firefighter Timothy P. Hickey, Engine 91
Firefighter John F. Rowe, Jr., Engine 21
Firefighter John Patrick Morgan, Ladder 80
*Killed in the Line of Duty
To view more photos from Memorial Day, click HERE.
To view the ceremony, click HERE.