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Press Releases / 2004 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2004

***MEDIA ADVISORY***
FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA TO PRESIDE
AT 97 th ANNUAL FDNY MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

Event honors members of FDNY that have passed away in the previous year

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will preside at the Fire Department's 97th annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Fireman’s Monument in Upper Manhattan . The event honors the memories of those firefighters and EMT’s who have passed away during the previous year. This year, the Department will honor the memories of Firefighters James O’Shea and Thomas Brick, both gave their lives in the line of duty in 2003. In addition, 14 members of the Department that passed away non line-of duty will also be honored. The Commissioner will be joined by hundreds of firefighters and family members at the event.

WHAT:

97th Annual FDNY Memorial Day Ceremony

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, FDNY Chief of Department Peter Hayden, Chief of EMS Command John Peruggia, Union Officials, Hundreds of Firefighters and EMT’s, Family members of those being honored

WHERE:

Fireman’s Monument – 100th Street and Riverside Drive , Manhattan

WHEN:

Wednesday October 6 th 11 AM

 

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / Mike Loughran (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

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