FDNY: Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance

Wall of Remembrance

All are cordially invited to celebrate “The Dedication Of The Tribute Wall” at Keyspan Park, 1904 Surf Ave., Coney Island, Sunday, 2 p.m.

The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance will be rededicated with the names and portraits of all the heroic first responders from Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island on 9/11, joining the men and women of Brooklyn whose portraits already are there.

All 416 names of the first responders who died that day will be read, by 42 different people, each reading 10 names (the last person will read only six)…..

..readers will include donators/actors Jon Voight and Gary Sinise, departments chiefs, family members and others who helped build the wall. Sinise hosted a benefit concert last summer at Brooklyn College that raised $250,000, which helped expand the wall.

FDNY, NYPD, Port Authority and NYS Court Officers Bagpipers will entertain

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What a graceful and stunning tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice that day on September 11th.

Ask anyone who my favorite guys are.
FDNY: God’s Helpers.

I was humbly invited to attend.

The pouring rain, which began promptly at 10 minutes to 2; exactly 10 minutes before the opening ceremonies were due to begin— did nothing to dampen the spirits of family, loved ones, NYPD, FDNY or me.

Raindrops profoundly shimmering in puddles all around us.

The angels are weeping, I mused.
So many lost.

Tributes were lovingly offered.
Gary Sinise and Jon Voight added fresh inspiration.

A sea of Firemen and Policemen.
Their hair cut square, eyes alert,
So very young, so tall, so proud.

Lost friends, brothers, fathers…………

How often does “Taps” remind them….

How many young lives interrupted,
Rendezvousing with death,

Days filled with danger,
Nights of waking.

The everyday heros who walk among us.

This glorious Wall of Remembrance gives family and dear loved ones a place to go, where the Lost are recognized and honored.
Wall of Remembrance

Imagine the unending despair of those families whose loved ones were never found. They come to the Wall, where the images themselves — speak.

For your ever present helping hands and hearts,
For the recovering, and returning, all the while reassuring us that.. all will be well.

For overcoming your fear,
for the unnoticed hardships you daily endure………….

We notice.

So grateful I had a chance to simply…………be there.

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19 Responses to “FDNY: Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance”

  1. Debbie says:

    What a wonderful thing Angel. Thanks so much for sharing this. God bless every one of these brave men and women and their families.

    Gary Sinise and Jon Voight are true patriots. Sinise gives of his time to go entertain the troops, spend time with them. I’m so glad they participate in this event.

  2. Layla says:

    What a beautiful post hun! Thanks for posting this and I hope all that read this remember those lost and those that live on. I pray for them all.

  3. JMK says:

    Your post is a wonderful tribute to that even and to all the First Responders killed that day. It is humbling.

  4. GM Roper says:

    Angel, I am absolutely floored with the depth and pathos of this post and of the dignity that you put into it. God bless you girl, and all of the families of the fallen. I don’t ask God to bless the fallen, because they are already with him based on their sacred sacrifice alone.

    Again, thank you so much. You are an Angel, Angel!

  5. JMK says:

    P.S. Awesome post and great pictures (as always), you really put a very real part of you into your posts and it shows. I don’t mean to be so abrupt but it’s still hard to look at pictures from that day.

    THANKS for your very loving tribute.

    P.S.S EVENT was mis-spelled above…..and again, it IS a very humbling post.

  6. Z says:

    FANTASTIC, Angel. Thanks for this. I’m glad you were there, too. You deserve it.

  7. Rosemary's Thoughts says:

    Osama bin Laden is a moderate muslim…

    Is this a correct statement? Let us consider the facts, the evidence as some may say…

  8. Rosemary says:

    God bless you all.

  9. Katie says:

    It took me a while to dry the tears. I still cry over that dreadful day and the visions of horror. Thank you for the post. I wish I could have been there. Instead I saw it through your lovely eyes.

  10. KKarLmM says:

    A picture is worth a thousand words……

    I am speechless!!!!!!!

  11. Angel says:

    THANK U ALL FOR THE BEAUTIFUL COMMENTS.. means the world to me. :)

  12. Aurora says:

    Yes, it is a beautiful post again. It brings back 2001 when I happened to be living in the U.S. …the shocked whispers at my workplace and the horror everyone felt, glued to the TV broadcasts…not comprehending how it would change the world! As horrible as it was, I’m glad to have shared it with other Americans rather than from a distance. Yes, we’ll never forget.

  13. DD2 says:

    Another great post by Angel…
    That’s why she gets the Big Bucks.

  14. EDGE says:

    It looks nice…except the bagpipes! Girl I can’t stands the bagpipes! :(

  15. Brooke says:

    What a wonderful memorial. They deserve that and so much more.

  16. nanc says:

    what an honor to have been invited. i’m sure you did u.s. proud. God be with all the fallens’ families and God bless you, angel.

  17. MK says:

    Good on ya Angel, good post. May they rest in peace now, thank God they walked amongst us. Never forget.

  18. kevin says:

    Our prayers are with them. Thanks for the post Angel.

  19. Dapoppins says:

    I have a son whose middle name is Honor, and I dearly hope he grows to understand what it means through these hero’s example.