View the UFA Salute to their members who perished on 9/11/2001

My husband has been a uniformed Fire Fighter for 32 years and perhaps that’s one of the reasons why the loss of so  many of his brothers that day still brings me to tears 10-years later.  I mourn for their loss, but also for their families, for they live the nightmare I fear most.  While everyone lost that day was important, I hold these people in my heart most closely.

Donate to the NYC Fire Fighters Affected by 9-11

They’re gone but those who survived are still suffering.  I’m remembering both those who gave their lives as well as those who were spared that day, but are still suffering.  I’ve made a donation to support the widows, children, and first responders who are struggling with health and mental issues from this tragic event.  For information and to make your own donation, visit the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York.

They Gave Their Lives on 9/11/2001
So That Others Might Live

Photos and more information for each of the fellows below can be found at the UFANCY.ORG Tribute 

Mychal Judge
Peter J. Ganci, Jr.Gerard Barbara
Dennis Cross
Dennis Devlin
John Fanning
Edward Geraghty
Charles Kasper
William McGovern
Orio Palmer
Richard Prunty
Fred Scheffold
John Williamson
William FeehanDonald Burns
Thomas DeAngelis
Raymond Downey
Thomas Haskell, Jr.
Joseph Grzela
Joseph Marchbanks, Jr.
John Moran
John Paolillo
Matthew Ryan
Lawrence Stack
James Amato
Patrick Brown
William Burke, Jr.
James J. Corrigan
Thomas Farino
John Fischer
Brian Hickey
Frederick Ill, Jr.
Thomas Moody
Vernon Richard
Patrick Waters
Daniel Brethel
Vincent Brunton
Frank Callahan
Martin Egan, Jr.
Joseph Farrelly
Terence Hatton
Walter Hynes
Louis Modafferi
William O’Keefe
Timothy Stackpole
David Woole
Brian Ahearn
Steven Bates
John Crisci
Andrew Desperito
Kevin Dowdell
Michael Fodor
Charles Garbarini
John GinleyJoseph Gullickson
Harvey Harrell
Michael Healey
Anthony Jovic
Joseph Leavey
Peter Martin
William McGinn
Dennis Mojica
Robert Nagel
Thomas O’Hagan
Philip Petti
Kenneth Phelan
Robert Regan
Christopher Sullivan
Michael Warchola
Gregg Atlas
Carl Bedigian
Edward Datri
Kevin Donnelly
Michael Esposito
Peter Freund
Vincent Giammona
Geoffrey Guja
Vincent Halloran
Stephen HarrellTimothy Higgins
Ronald Kerwin
Charles Margiotta
Paul Martini
Paul Mitchell
Raymond Murphy
Daniel O’Callaghan
Glenn Perry
Kevin Pfeifer
Michael Quilty
Michael Russo
Robert Wallace
Glenn Wilkinson
Joseph Agnello
Richard Allen
Joseph Angelini
Faustino Apostol Jr.
Louis Arena
Gerald Atwood
Matthew Barnes
Stephen Belson
Paul Beyer
Brian Bilcher
Christopher Blackwell
Frank Bonomo
Michael Boyle
Michael Brennan
Andrew Brunn
John Burnside
Patrick Byrne
Salvatore Calabro
Brian Cannizzaro
Michael Carlo
Peter Carroll
Michael Cawley
Nicholas Chiofalo
Michael Clarke
Tarel Coleman
Robert Cordice
James Coyle
Thomas Cullen III
Michael D’Auria
Edward Day
Martin Demeo
Gerard Dewan
Gerard Duffy
Francis Esposito
Terrence Farrell
Alan Feinberg
Andre Fletcher
Thomas Foley
Robert Foti
Thomas Gambino, Jr.
Matthew Garvey
Gary Geidel
James Giberson
Paul Gill
John Giordano
James Gray
David Halderman
Sean Hanley
Dana Hannon
Timothy Haskell
Philip T. Hayes
Ronnie Henderson
William Henry
Jonathon Hohmann
Joseph Hunter
William Johnston
Karl Joseph
Vincent Kane
Thomas Kelly
Richard Kelly, Jr.
Michael Kiefer
Scott Kopytko
Kenneth Kumpel
David LaForge
Robert Lane
Scott Larsen
Daniel Libretti
Michael Lynch
Michael Lyons
Joseph Maffeo
Joseph Maloney
John Marshall
Keithroy Maynard
John McAvoy
Dennis McHugh
Robert McPadden
Timothy McSweeney
Raymond Meisenheimer
Steve Mercado
Henry Miller, Jr.
Thomas Mingione
Carl Molinaro
Vincent Morello
Richard Muldowney, Jr.
Dennis Mulligan
Peter Nelson
Denis Oberg
Joseph Ogren
Patrick O’Keefe
Jeffrey Olsen
Kevin O’Rourke
Jeffrey Palazzo
Paul Pansini
Robert Parro
Christopher Pickford
Vincent Princiotta
Lincoln Quappe
Michael Ragusa
Adam Rand
Christian Regenhard
James Riches
Michael Roberts
Anthony Rodriguez
Nicholas Rossomando
Stephen Russell
Christopher Santora
Gregory Saucedo
John Schardt
Gerard Schrang
Stephen Siller
Kevin Smith
Robert Spear, Jr.
Gregory Stajk
Benjamin Suarez
Brian Sweeney
Allan Tarasiewicz
John Tierney
Hector Tirado, Jr.
Peter Vega
John Vigiano II
Lawrence Virgilio
Kenneth Watson
David Weiss
Eugene Whelan
Mark Whitford
Raymond York
Eric Allen
Calixto Anaya Jr.
Joseph Angelini Jr.
David Arce
Carl Asaro
Gerard Baptiste
Arthur Barry
John Bergin
Peter Bielfield
Carl Bini
Michael Bocchino
Gary Box
Kevin Bracken
Peter Brennan
Greg Buck
Thomas Butler
George Cain
Michael Cammarata
Dennis Carey
Michael Carroll
Thomas Casoria
Vernon Cherry
John Chipura
Steven Coakley
John Collins
Ruben Correa
Robert Crawford
Robert Curatolo
Scott Davidson
Manuel Delvalle
David DeRubbio
George DiPasquale
Michael Elferis
Robert Evans
Lee Fehling
Michael Fiore
John Florio
David Fontana
Andrew Fredericks
Thomas Gardner
Bruce Gary
Denis Germain
Ronnie Gies
Jeffrey Giordano
Keith Glascoe
Jose Guadalupe
Robert Hamilton
Thomas Hannafin
Daniel Harlin
Michael Haub
John Heffernan
Joseph Henry
Thomas Hetzel
Thomas Holohan
Jonathan Ielpi
Andrew Jordan
Angel Juarbe, Jr.
Paul Keating
Thomas Kelly
Robert King, Jr.
William Krukowski
Thomas Kuveikis
William Lake
Peter Langone
Neil Leavy
Robert Linnane
Michael Lynch
Patrick Lyons
William Mahoney
Kenneth Marino
Joseph Mascali
Brian McAleese
Thomas McCann
Robert McMahon
Terence McShane
Martin McWilliams
Charles Mendez
Douglas Miller
Robert Minara
Manuel Mojica
Michael Montesi
Christopher Mozzillo
Michael Mullan
John Napolitano
Gerard Nevins
Douglas Oelschlager
Samuel Oitice
Eric Olsen
Steven Olson
Michael Otten
Frank Palombo
James Pappageorge
Durrell Pearsall
Shawn Powell
Kevin Prior
Leonard Ragaglia
Edward Rall
Donald Regan
Kevin Reilly
Joseph Rivelli, Jr.
Michael Roberts
Matthew Rogan
Paul Ruback
Thomas Sabella
John Santore
Dennis Scauso
Thomas Schoales
Gregory Sikorsky
Stanley Smagala, Jr.
Leon Smith, Jr.
Joseph Spor
Jeffrey Stark
Daniel Suhr
Sean Tallon
Paul Tegtmeier
John Tipping II
Richard VanHine
Lawrence Veling
Sergio Villanueva
Jeffrey Walz
Michael Weinberg
Timothy Welty
Edward White
William X. Wren
FIRE Marshal
Ronald Bucca
Carlos Lillo Ricardo Quinn

This will be my only post today, in their honor my blog will be silent.  My husband is across the state fighting a wildland fire (he is one of just a handful of men in his department that do both structural and wildland) and my son is waiting on orders to go to either Texas or Arkansas to a wildfire as well.  I am grateful my husband will be among his brothers on this day of remembrance and I’ll likely spend it the same way I did 10 year ago…in sadness, tears, and deep sorrow.