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.
Thank you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris Smith FDNY EMT-d (RET 3/4)
posted by chris smith on Oct 27, 2001 09:12 PM
I'm righting to you from Lusignan a small town of 2800 people in France near Poitiers. I am the headman of the town fire center which is composed of 20 wilful firemen.
All my firemen and me send you all our compassion for the misfortune that has fallen upon you after the event of the last tuesday.
posted by Lt. Guy CHARTIER on Sep 23, 2001 07:42 AM
To the family of Captain David Wooley we are sadened by your tragic loss and we are looking for the family of Captain Wooley. Please email at mjkcwooley&juno.com
posted by From 4 Wooley brothers on Oct 15, 2001 11:27 PM
Ciao, I am an Italian Firefighter, we are very sad for the things happened in NY.
I am looking for a NYC Firefighter,I send him a mail, but I have not answer. His name is James Cline and he lives in Augusta Avenue (NY). Please
contact me at my E-mail address.
Italian Firefighters are with you...I wish work with you, togheter. Bye-
posted by Andymor@tin.it on Sep 16, 2001 09:14 AM
I would like to express my heart-felt thanks for three firefighters in particular for their act of bravery on September 11, 2001. I know their names because each member of my family has a memory bracelet we have been wearing with the name of a NYFD firefighter on it. I wear a bracelet to remember Robert Linnane, Ladder 20. My wife wears a bracelet in memory of Lieutenant Michael Healy, Squad 41; and my daughter Joy, age five, wears a dog tag in remembrance of Keithroy Maynard, Engine 33. All three of us have just seen department photos of each on the www.nyfd.org site. Putting a picture with a name brings home the events of September 11 afresh and new. I cannot imagine what it must be like for those of you that these men considered family and friends. Please accept our condolences and know that we are praying for all of you. God bless you and keep you safe.
posted by Derek Spalla on Oct 31, 2001 04:57 PM
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posted by FRANK MAHONEY on Sep 13, 2001 09:12 PM
May God's hand be upon all of us. The braveness shows through the cowardliness of whom ever did this. All of the bravest, the firefighters, paramedics, officers, AMERICANS, that lost their lives will be greatly missed. Everyone with FDNY and all the supporters are heros and will never be forgotten. On behalf of all Alaskan Firefighters; are thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thanks - God Bless America
"I am my Brothers keeper"
posted by Greg Lannet on Sep 14, 2001 09:02 AM
I'm german, and I hope that nobody will forget this heroes, which died as they wanted to help other people. And I also hope, that the United States will help all the families, which lost her fathers, husbands, brothers and friends. I don't know, what I can tell you more, but my heart feels with all american people in the world. I know, that America helped Germany before 50 years and I hope that we can give you something back. God bless you all!
posted by Peter Buschkühle on Sep 13, 2001 04:00 PM
I don't think words can express the sympathy and love everyone in this country feels for the brave firefighters and police who have responded in this nightmare. It's unfathomable. But thank you, every single one.
posted by Hilary Heuer on Sep 14, 2001 03:26 PM
I am the daughter of a firefighter of 35 years, now retired and I am proud to say that my dad is my biggest hero. I have heard so many stories that I couldn't possibly remember them all. I was at work the day of the Sept 11th attacks and called my dad at home at the time who was also watching it on T.V. in disbelief. When he called me back a while later to say that at least 300 firefighters were in the WTC when it collapsed and are feared dead I started to cry. I cryed for 3 weeks straight and still to this day cry when I see something on the television. There have been a couple of times that my dad was in serious danger, enough to terrify both my mother and myself. I remember one big fire where my mom and I actually watched him on TV live while it was happening. My point being, I have been fortunate enough to have my father come home after every shift and I am extremely grateful. I can only imagine how all the families feel of the firefighters that didn't come home. My heart goes out to everyone who's lost someone and my feelings are shared with those who have parents who do this extremely dangerous and brave job.
If there is anyone out there, either a firefighter or a family member of a firefighter who wants a penpal, I am here to talk.
posted by Sheri on Jan 05, 2002 03:53 PM
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