NEW YORK — The Fire Department of New York held its long overdue medal ceremony Wednesday.

It was originally set for last June, but was delayed due to COVID-19.

Daniel Foley of Rescue Company 3 was posthumously awarded the Emerald Society Medal.

He rescued two young children from a Bronx fire in February 2019.

Just days later, Foley was diagnosed with cancer caused by complications from the September 11th attacks and died last February.

His wife, Carrie Foley, accepted the award on his behalf.

"He loved traveling, he loved doing things with his family. He definitely lived every minute. I don't think he had any regrets," Foley said.

Foley's brother was also a firefighter and died in the September 11th attacks.