September 5, 2019
The FDNY will add the names of 22 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 on Friday, September 6, at 4 p.m. at FDNY Headquarters – 9 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. To date more than 200 FDNY members have died of World Trade Center related illnesses.
“This solemn wall is a poignant and permanent reminder of the sacrifice of all that responded on September 11th and toiled for weeks and months at the World Trade Center searching for the innocent lives taken that day,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “Because of their dedication and bravery, each year the already staggering loss suffered by the FDNY continues to grow as illnesses claimed the lives of those who so bravely served our city.”Those to be added to the memorial wall are:
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; First Deputy Commissioner Laura Kavanagh; Chief of Department John Sudnik; and families of the 22 deceased FDNY members.
***All media must arrive by 3:45 p.m.***