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September 2011

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9-11 Commemoration

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Remembering 9-11,  photo: Rick Kopstein

photo: Rick Kopstein

Remembering 9-11

On the 10th anniversary of 9-11, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York paid tribute in a special session to the seven firemen from a nearby firehouse who responded to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers and lost their lives. Firefighters, family members and court personnel gathered in the district’s ceremonial courtroom for the unveiling of a commemorative plaque honoring the firefighters from Engine Company 207/ Ladder 110 in Brooklyn Heights.

In her remarks Chief Judge Carol B. Amon, (at the lectern in the photo), said, “In the shadow of the towers, our neighborhood firehouses sent their men in trucks racing across the bridges to join their Manhattan brothers. They poured into the burning towers and in a valiant attempt to save lives, lost their own.”  The plaque will hang next to a plaque commemorating 11 firemen from Engine Company 205/Ladder 118, the first responders to the courthouse. Each year on the anniversary of 9-11 a rose for each fireman is placed before the plaque to remember their sacrifice.