Thanksgiving and Sept. 11 are linked together at an annual Mass Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, holds close to Thanksgiving every year, a liturgy that honors the 17 alumni who died during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
On Sep. 13, the Holy Child Jesus Academy community gathered for its annual back-to-school barbeque, where they also paid special tribute to members of a local family who perished in a house fire over the summer.
The annual Memorial Mass for the fallen firefighters of Battalion 57, Booklyn, was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, Sept. 11.
A new addition to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum that pays tribute to the first responders, survivors, and their families who have continued to suffer from the attacks is being praised by faith leaders as a sign of “continued hope” emerging from an event known for its devastation.
At the time of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Msgr. John Delendick had just finished celebrating Mass at St. Michael’s Church in Sunset Park, where he was pastor.
The New York City Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its bravest.
Thomas Phelan, 45, of Brooklyn, passed away on March 16. He will be remembered for his heroic actions during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the countless lives he was able to save, and his years of service in the FDNY and to the City of New York.
Robert “Pudgie” Walsh, 82, whose career with the New York Fire Department spanned 40 years, died Sept. 21. He also coached the Brooklyn Mariners football team.
Firefighters from Ladder 131, Engine 279 marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with moments of silence and a memorial Mass inside their Red Hook firehouse.
St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, reverberated with the sounds of the 18th century when Mozart’s Requiem was performed as part of a 9/11 remembrance liturgy. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio was the main celebrant of the annual liturgy for the 23 members of FDNY Battalion 57 who died on Sept. 11, 2001 in the terrorists’ attacks on the World Trade Center.