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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.

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Your courage and heroism stands as a shining light amongst all the darkness.Our thoughts are with you all.

posted by Detective Constable Kincaid,Bristol,UK on Sep 15, 2001 08:26 AM

To all FDNY firefighters and their familys,
I am a paid firefighter from Ulm / Germany. Since yesterday we see the whole day the terrible pictures on TV. We are all shocked and i am very, very sorry about what has happend in Manhatten. We can´t belive this and our prays are with you.
Many greetings from Germany
God bless AMERICA!!

posted by M. Hartlieb on Sep 12, 2001 04:55 PM


posted by COCO PRAYLINE on Sep 15, 2001 06:13 PM

you can't escape the tradgedy that has occured in NY. ihope you know that eveybody in the UK, firefighters and all are thinking and praying for you all, and your famlies. keep remembering your not on your own, the peacefull world is behind you. keep doing your best lads. god bless!

posted by wayne hedley (retained firefighter) UK. on Nov 13, 2001 08:22 AM

To me, the most haunting pictures of this whole hellish affair were taken by the people who escaped
from the WTC. The pictures I refer to are the ones that capture the looks on the faces of the heros of
the FDNY as they run UP the stairs of the WTC..... the look in their eyes suggest that they must have
known what a fantastic struggle they faced, yet upwards they went, each step taking them closer to
others who might need their help yet further from help for themselves.

I almost cannot describe the depth of my respect for the members of the FDNY who gave their lives
on that day so that others could have a chance for escape. They are the true saviours of society and
will always be remembered for their courage and selfless sacrifices.

Dr. Gordon S. Doig, gdoig@med.usyd.edu.au

posted by Gord in Australia on Sep 17, 2001 12:05 AM

I wish I could thank everyone of you in person.  What modern day HEROES you have silently been to us all.  Let me break that silience with a big and loud THANK YOU!

posted by Bill Kruzykowski on Sep 15, 2001 01:43 AM

Dear college's our hearts go out to your all.
Me you get all the energie to go on.
And have all the support jou all need to get over this disaster.
Your college's from fire department Hattem Holland.

posted by Bart Brandweer Hattem Holland on Sep 14, 2001 03:56 PM

As a former Dallas Police Officer, I have seen first hand how brave firefighters are.  This week, the world has seen this incredible bravery in the face of unspeakable horror.

We are all praying for the fallen and the families of these - The Bravest.

posted by Bob - Ft Worth Texas on Sep 15, 2001 08:40 AM

The bravery of those who went up the WTC not knowing it was their last moments here on earth is something I respect in the highest regard. Those who were lost are in a far better place than this....Their lives will NEVER be forgotten!

posted by Robert Caradonna on Sep 13, 2001 06:52 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who perished in the line of action and with the victims and their families of this hideous act of terrorism.

Robert Gatter
Squad leader
German Federal Agency for technical Relief (THW)
OV Brühl, Germany

posted by Robert Gatter on Sep 13, 2001 03:39 PM

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