September 9, 2020
The FDNY will add the names of 27 members who died of illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall in a closed ceremony on Wednesday, September 9, at 4 p.m. at FDNY Headquarters – 9 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. The ceremony can be viewed on the Department’s website, www.nyc.gov/FDNY.
To date more than 226 FDNY members have died of World Trade Center related illnesses. This year, due to the growing number of those who have died, and to ensure room to properly honor and remember their memories moving forward, the wall was expanded for the first time since its construction in 2011.
“Our Department made a solemn promise to never forget the bravery and sacrifice of the 343 members who gave their lives on September 11th, and the growing list of heroes who have died due to illnesses related to their courageous work throughout the rescue and recovery effort,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “Though we are unable to join in person this year to remember these 27 extraordinary individuals, we still pause to honor that promise by ensuring their memory lives on with their inclusion on our World Trade Center memorial wall.”
Those to be added to the memorial wall are:Firefighter Owen T. Carlock, Ladder 122
The inscription on the Memorial Wall, which was unveiled in September of 2011, 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; Chief of Department John Sudnik, FDNY Chaplains