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Press Releases / 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

NEW YORK CITY FIRE MUSEUM HOLDS
SEPTEMBER 11th MEMORIAL SERVICE

helmet of Mychal Judge, Chaplain

FDNY Chaplain Mychal Judge's Bunker Coat and Helmet to be dedicated to the Fire Museum

The New York City Fire Museum will mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center with a memorial service commemorating the supreme sacrifice made by 343 members of the FDNY.  At the ceremony, FDNY Chaplain Mychal Judge, who was killed at the World Trade Center, will have the bunker coat and helmet he was wearing that day donated to the Fire Museum.  The bunker coat and helmet will be permanently housed in a case constructed by firefighters from Engine 73/Ladder 42 in the Bronx, which was the site of Father Judge’s last mass and homily on September 10th, 2001.

The New York City Fire Museum contains the first permanent memorial to the 343 FDNY members who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  Housed in two adjoining rooms, this solemn sky-lit tribute includes a black marble and tile memorial with pictures of the FDNY members lost in the attacks; cases displaying tools used and items recovered from the Ground Zero recovery effort; a video and interactive computer station where visitors can digitally browse profiles and photographs of the fallen, newspaper coverage of the attacks and images of nationwide tributes to the FDNY; and a wall-size timeline chronicling that day's tragic events.

The New York City Fire Museum will have extended viewing hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on September 11th.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, Chief of Department Edward Kilduff, New York City Fire Museum Director Damon Campagna, FDNY Chaplain Father Christopher Keenan, many active and retired FDNY members

WHERE:

FDNY Fire Museum 278 Spring Street – Between Hudson and Varick Streets

WHEN:

Sunday, September 11 – 1 p.m.

*** Photo Op ***

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Frank Dwyer, (FDNY)
(718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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