On Wednesday, October 6th, the FDNY Foundation joined FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro for one of the most solemn days on the FDNY Calendar, the 114th Annual FDNY Memorial Day Service. Ten FDNY members who died this past year were honored.
Commissioner Nigro said, “On Memorial Day, we remember the legacies of our friends and colleagues by being here in respect and love, offering warmth and togetherness to their families. We celebrate their lives, remembering them for the smiles they brought to our faces, the bravery they showed on each shift and the special place they have in the hearts of their family and friends. We gather here as one Department in a show of respect to their families because it is our duty to care for them and stand by them always. Memorial Day is a reminder that this promise does not end in death. The promises renewed today for the families of the ten members who died in this last year, we honor them and their families and will always keep them in our thoughts. They served with honor and pride, working in firehouses and EMS stations, responding to every kind of hazard and emergency. They were vigilant, they were relentless and they were brave. They embodied the values and traditions of our great Department and just like you, they sought to be better and do better every single day.”
Those honored at this year’s service were:
Firefighter James J. Marshall
EMT Evelyn Ford
Firefighter Joseph A. Ferrugia
EMT Thomas C. Akerberg
Firefighter Carmine J. Barresi
EMT Azzedin M. Ahmed
Firefighter Norman A. Zuniga
EMT Steven Acevedo
Lieutenant Danielle G. Connell
Firefighter Michael J. Katz
The FDNY Foundation honors and remembers the ten FDNY members lost this year and their bravery, dedication, service, and sacrifice to the people and City of New York.
To view the full service, visit: bit.ly/20211006MemorialDay
To view more photos from the service, please visit: bit.ly/3aeHuOU