Father's Day - 2001

Good Men Indeed

Today marks the eleventh anniversary of a tragic day in the history of the FDNY. Eleven years ago, three dedicated and highly decorated firefighters were killed in the line of duty fighting a horrendous fire in Astoria Queens. Lost in that Father's Day fire were FF Brian Fahey, Rescue 4, FF Harry Ford, Rescue 4, and FF John Downing of Ladder 163. In our celebrations of our fathers today, and our giving thanks for all the good and noble things our fathers represent to us and others, let us not forget these three fathers, who willingly and unselflessly put themselves in harms way in the performance of their duties. Good men indeed. May God Bless them and their families. Thank you.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Lisa Patterson Lay June 18, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Amen, and, thank you Robert!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »