The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks claimed the lives of 2,977 people, including 343 Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) firefighters and one New York Fire patrolman. The incident marks the largest loss of life of any emergency response agency in history.
Since that day, the affects of the wildy toxic environment that was created that day continues to take the lives of first responders involved that day. Over 111 FDNY responders have died from WTC-linked illnesses, 44 of them from cancer, since that grim day.
Fort Morrow Fire Department's 9/11 Memorial is compromised of a 16-foot-long, 2,300 pound steel beam from the World Trade Center, New York, NY.
The Memorial was dedicated on September 11, 2011 - 10 years after the attacks. Each year since then, Fort Morrow Fire Department and community members have gathered on September 11th to continue to honor the fallen heroes.
The Memorial is open to the public year around. No reservations are required.
See photos below from our Memorial Ceremonies: