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Volume 25  |  Friday, October 4, 2002  |  Number 16
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Remembering Those Who Served
Fermilab Fire Department honors firefighters who were lost on 9/11/01.

On the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, members of the Fermilab community gathered at the Fermilab Fire House to commemorate the 343 firefighters who lost their lives when the two World Trade Center towers collapsed. Fire Chief Jack Steinhoff presided over the ceremony, which included remarks by Fermilab Director Mike Witherell and Associate Director Jed Brown, who read “The Firefighter’s Prayer.”The memorial service incorporated several traditional tributes to fallen firefighters, including the Tolling of the Bell; two piles of boots, coats and helmets; and a recording of bagpipers playing “Amazing Grace.” The names of the 343 firefighters were read during the ceremony, which paused twice for a minute of silence to mark the times of the towers’collapse. About 150 people attended the ceremony.

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