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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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Words cannot adequately express my pain and sorrow for the loss of lives and the devastation brought about by these horrendous acts.  At the same time, we have seen people at their finest and most exalted.  To the Firefighters and all the brave rescue workers who have given their lives for others, you will always be in our hearts and prayers.  May their families, friends and loved ones find peace in this time of tragedy.

posted by Steve Buxbaum on Sep 16, 2001 09:55 PM

Ich kann es nicht fassen, was hier in NY geschehen ist. Ich habe alles Live auf CNN verfolgt. Mir fehlen die Worte.

posted by Klaus Werner on Sep 13, 2001 06:57 AM

C'mon you guys.  The NYPD has a job to do.  Why fight with them.  Union leaders should take their beef elsewhere in proper circles.  This does not honor fallen firefighters or police and only adds to the satisfaction of the terrorists.

posted by George on Nov 02, 2001 09:56 PM

To the families of all who gave us their lives without question or hesitation-
We feel you pain and sorrow across the nation.

Oakland, CA

posted by Joanna on Sep 16, 2001 08:40 PM

God Bless The Heroes Lost, The Families & Brothers
In Service...America Will Not Forget The Sacrifices Made In This Terrible Tragic Time!!

posted by Kathy/new hampshire on Sep 16, 2001 02:49 PM

Ich bin beim THW Deutschland und habe mit großer Bestürzung die Ereignisse in den USA verfolgt.Ich möchte hiermit mein Beileid an alle Angehörigen aussprechen.Es tut weh zu sehen das der Terrorismus nicht aufzuhalten ist und ich wünsche allen die Kraft zum Helfen und die richtigen Entscheidungen zu treffen.

posted by Thomas Cordes on Sep 15, 2001 02:40 AM

My prayers go out to you.  As a full time FF I only wish I could help more.  Keep your heads held high in this trying moment and know that the entire nation feels your heavy hearts.

Keep up the good work.

posted by Richard Michael Franklin on Sep 12, 2001 11:34 PM

Our hearts are with you and as a former volunteer firefighter and one who has been raised in a firefighting family I can appreciate what you are going through to an extent. We have never gone through anything this bad though so it is hard to imagine it still.   I know you have angels watching over you.  Always remember you are human and have to take a moment to rest, you will do more good that way.  Cry it out and talk to someone about your feelings too, don't keep it bottled up.  Don't let them win that way.  If you just want to talk afterwards about it or if there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to contact me.  

posted by msJodieMason@aol.com on Sep 12, 2001 11:28 PM

Hi my name´s Andreas, I´m a firefighter in the Volunteer Fire-Departement of Uhingen, Germany.

My comarades and me are looking respectful over to our American comarades, the firefighters  of the NYFD, who died in performance of duty on September 11th and to the families and friends, they left behind.

Einer für alle, Alle für einen.
Gott zu Ehr, dem Nächsten zur Wehr.

One for all, All for one.
In honor of God, for the Next to the Departement.

The traditional creed of German Volunteer Fire-Departements.

God bless You,  Andreas Buchele
                               FD Uhingen
                               Unit 5 Diegelsberg

posted by Andreas Buchele on Oct 23, 2001 07:28 AM

We're shocked by the cruel deaths of those who only wanted to help. We don't know their names or the people, but their sacrifice won't be forgotten.
Our thoughts are with all these men and the families they left behind.

Mathias F Menzer
Squad leader
German Federal Agency for technical Relief (THW)
OV Bühl/Baden, Germany

posted by Mathias F Menzer on Sep 13, 2001 04:00 PM

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