9/11 Message Center
On September 12, 2001, we launched a feature on this site where visitors could post a message for New York’s Bravest. In the year that followed we recieved more than 2000 messages (many of which were printed in a special issue of Firefighters Quarterly Magazine). We still have them here on the site, as a memorial and a reminder.
Our hearts break for all friends gone, for those they left behind and for those who keep fighting, in spite of what they went through.
You are all heroes that make us very proud.
And so we do not say fare well, but "We'll meet again", because God must be keeping a special place for fire fighters.
Chief R. Leenaers (Belgium)
posted by Roger Leenaers on Sep 24, 2001 01:28 PM
Sono un italiano e vi sono vicino.....non ho fatto che pregare e piangere.
posted by Alessandro on Sep 15, 2001 01:32 PM
I want to get the address of the service where it's possible to send drawings from french children to New York City's fire fighters .
Please let us know...
posted by email@example.com on Sep 23, 2001 03:16 PM
Commemorative Firefighter Holiday cards are now available to all who seek to send a message of hope, unity, and pride in our true heroes. These cards (6 in the set) are all of new original artwork dedicated to America's Bravest. This holiday season, we need to continue to take care of the working firemen and their families, as well as the families of those who gave their lives in service to others. Profits are sent to Fire Houses as well as the "Feed the Firefighters" fund. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
posted by Victoria on Nov 02, 2001 08:21 PM
On behalf of the IAFF Local 1619 Muscular Dystrophy Softball Tournament Committee we extend our prayers and deepest reguards to the men and women of the New York City Fire Department. If we can be of assistance please let us know.
God Bless each and all.
posted by IAFF Local 1619 MDA Softball Committee on Sep 12, 2001 05:09 PM
our sincere condolences to the members and their
familys. We will honour and remember our brave
colleague-firefighters who gave their lives to save that from others.
the 2company Watch Lillo from the Antwerp firebrigade Belgium
posted by fire brigade Lillo Antwerp Belgium on Sep 14, 2001 02:13 AM
From Red Watch, Royston Fire Station, Barnsley, England.
Our hopes, thoughts, prayers & deepest sympathy go to the wives, partners & children of the missing NYFD firefighters....
'the bravest of the brave....just doin' their job....saving lives....
It is inconceivable to believe that so many of our brothers-in-arms could be taken away from their famillies through this terrible act of terrorism.
Although hopes & spirits have been lifted tonight with the release of 5 firefighters from the wreckage & debris....let us pray that the rescuers can find more of our trapped brothers.
For the remainder who have perished....wish unto them eternal rest, & help their children, wives and partners cope with the anguish of losing their loved ones.....
Nigel S Bailey
contact :- email@example.com
posted by Firefighter-Nigel Spencer Bailey on Sep 13, 2001 03:40 PM
My daughter wrote this after the tragic events of 9-11. Our condolences to the families of all those who lost loved ones and to firefighters everywhere...THANK YOU for being a firefighter.
You are there when there is smoke.
You are there when there is fire.
You are there when there is tragedy.
You are there throughout this horrific casualty
with hopes of saving our lives,
not worrying about your own.
You dig through the rubble.
Your sift through the ashes.
You search for bodies dead or alive, in rain or shine, hot or cold
with hopes of saving our lives,
forgetful of your own.
You have lost hundreds of your own
but yet you have continued on when others would not.
You search into the wee hours of the morning
while the world sleeps.
Then with only a few hours rest,
you are back out there sifting through the rubble,
with hopes of finding someone or something.
Forgetful of yourself and how fatigued you must be.
You risk your life
with hopes of saving ours.
So for this we say "thank you" to all firefighters,
men and women across the world.
Thank you for all of your hard work.
Thank you for having the courage that many do not.
Thank you for being able to put your life on the line each and every day.
Thank you for having the will to continue on throughout this tragedy,
especially after losing so many of your own.
for being a firefighter.
All of your hard work is and will continue to be greatly appreciated and needed.
posted by lynn on Nov 12, 2001 01:02 PM
talk to me about yesterday at firstname.lastname@example.org us i`m very sad
posted by mo_deep69 on Sep 12, 2001 04:12 PM
I feel sorry for the victims and their relatives in this moment of tragedy
I'm in deep sorrow
German Technical Emergency Service THW
posted by Fabian Radix on Sep 13, 2001 10:30 AM
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