Sept. 7, 2011 Staff Report
This Friday, firefighters, politicians and members of the community are commemorating the loss of nine men from Woodside-based FDNY Rescue 4 who died in the World Trade Center attacks.
The commemoration will also pay tribute to six other men from Rescue 4 who died in the line of service, putting out other fires.
The event will take place outside of Rescue 4 at 64-18 Queens Blvd at 12 p.m. That block is going to be co-named Boulevard of Bravery.
Jimmy Van Bramer, who is holding the event, said “this is going to be a meaningful event where we recognize the bravery of these men. We are expecting a big turnout, which would be appropriate given what these men did for us all.”
The event will include the FDNY bagpipe band and children from P.S.11.
FDNY Rescue 4 has a large coverage area, responding to fires throughout Western Queens.
Bloomberg is a disgrace! He has banned clergy from attending the 9/11 ceremony – he does not want to remind people of how much he disrespects the will of the people. There is a protest on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Park Place and West Broadway. First responders will be there and members of the clergy. There is also a prayer vigil at St. Paul’s near the WTC at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Meanwhile at the official anniversary commemoration at Ground Zero, Bloomberg has banned first responders from attending. Can’t let those real-life heroes getting in the way of politicians’ photo ops.