18 years ago, the entire world witnessed the selfless acts of courage and valor that hundreds of first responders did during the events of September 11, 2011.
Today, we honor the 2,977 victims of the attacks on the WTC, United 93, and the Pentagon. Among these victims, there were 343 firefighters of the FDNY; 37 police officers of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (PAPD); 23 police officers of the NYPD; 8 emergency medical technicians and paramedics from private emergency medical services; and 1 patrolman from the New York Fire Patrol.
This morning, at a ceremony held at Station 18, the Fire Department, the Police Department, and the Sheriff’s Office held a ceremony honoring everyone we lost and those that we continue to lose, after the September 11 attacks.
We will never forget.