Queens Honors The Firefighters It Lost On 9/11
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Friends, family and firefighters paid tribute Saturday to the Queens firefighters who gave their lives on September 11th.
A special service at St. Michael's Cemetery in Queens honored 76 firefighters from the borough who died four years ago.
"This is beautiful," said Helen Pfeifer, who lost her son in the 9/11 terror attacks. "Everything was just so beautiful and so touching."
"Cemeteries are not warehouses for the past," said Edward Horn of St. Michael's Cemetery. "They're celebrations of life, and this is one way commemorate those who we seek to honor and who honored us with their sacrifice."
In all, 343 members of the FDNY were killed on September 11th, the worst single loss of life of any fire department in the nation's history.