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FDNY Sons Honor Lost Firefighter Fathers

Left to right: Frank Palombo, who died on 9/11, and his son Thomas Palombo. Photo courtesy of the FDNY. Left to right: Frank Palombo, who died on 9/11, and his son Thomas Palombo. Photo courtesy of the FDNY.

In honor of International Firefighters' Day, we share a story of two firefighters who are honoring the legacy of their fathers who died in the line of duty just months apart.  Read more »

Stair Climb Honors Fallen Firefighters

Past climb participant rings silver fire bell in honor of a fallen firefighter (Photo courtesy of the 9/11 Stair Climb Committee) Past climb participant rings silver fire bell in honor of a fallen firefighter (Photo courtesy of the 9/11 Stair Climb Committee)

A Wisconsin community pays tribute to fallen 9/11 firefighters.  Read more »

Fundraising for 9/11 Memorial fuels firefighters' run across U.S. (Updated)

Here's a broadcast from an Arizona news station reporting on the "Tour of Duty" run, a 9/11 fundraising event first reported on The MEMO blog  Read more »

WTC steel arrives at Louisiana firehouse after years-long wait

A 20-foot beam from the remains of the destroyed World Trade Center was greeted with bowed head, tears and prayer when it was recently received at a fire district in Louisiana.According to a St.Tammany News report by Suzanne Le Breton, Fire District 12 Deputy Chief Steve Krentel has been trying to get a piece of WTC steel for use for a memorial for years. The beam reportedly arrived this month on a trailer, draped in an American flag,  Read more »

Remembering 9/11 with group run from LA to NYC

They are used to running into burning houses.Now a group of firefighters from Down Under will run from the coast of Los Angeles to the island of Manhattan in support of the nearly 3,000 victims - including "411 first responders" who died on Sept. 11. The LA-to-NYC run is called the Tour of Duty and consists of a 31-day continuous relay run starting  Aug. 12, 2010 and finishes on the ninth anniversary of the 2001 attacks.  Read more »