Jackson Station 55 Honors 9-11′s 343
Jackson–In a brilliant sunny but cool day, fire fighters from Jackson Stations 54, 55, 56 & 57 remembered all of the fire fighters, police officers, EMS workers, and civilians lost in the 9-11-01 attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksville locations today in the 11th commemoration of the tragedy. Led by event chairman FF Ivon LaBoy, the reading of the names of the 343 FDNY brothers lost in the fire and collapse of the Twin Towers were accompanied by a solemn bell tolling once for each lost fire fighter.
Chairman LaBoy observed that we pause to reflect on the lost brothers and to also thank the members of the armed forces that fight for our country, and that ultimately hunted down the perpetrator and master mind, Osama Bin Laden.
Fire fighters were joined by members of the community, some that come every year, and others that stopped their cars briefly to pay their respects.
We should never forget these painful losses sustained by the United States of American, on our soil.