Local Firefighters Hold Moment of Silence

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Moment of Silence for the 343 NYFD personnel lost on 9/11/2001
Moment of Silence for the 343 FDNY personnel lost on 9/11/2001

Never Forget —- Always Remember
September 11, 2001

A moment of silence was held today at fire departments throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Pinellas dispatchers, over the radio, led personnel to observe a moment of silence at 9:59 AM to honor the 343 New York Fire Department personnel  who perished.

This moment of silence corresponds with the collapsing of the South Tower in which many of the first responders were working in at the time.

Below is the audio from Pinellas County Dispatch at 9:59 AM today

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Members of the Seminole Fire Rescue Department gathered in front of their own 9/11 memorial at Fire Station 29 (11195 70th Ave) during this moment of silence.  The memorial contains a plaque that reads:

IN REMEMBRANCE FOR THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 WE WILL NEVER FORGET FDNY 343

“We all get caught up in our own busy lives. Take a few moments today to appreciate one another” said Seminole Fire Rescue Chief Heather Burford.  She acknowledged and recognized the sacrifices that were made both on September 11, 2001 as well as those made on a daily basis by firefighters everywhere.

 

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” – President George W. Bush

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