A Message of Remembrance from EST Joe Geiger on September 11th

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Brothers and Sisters,

It’s hard to believe it’s been 19 years since the tragic attack on our city, our country, and the American people as a whole. Many of our fellow brothers and sisters worked at the Trade Center and throughout Manhattan that infamous day, and many of our members worked on the rebuilding of Ground Zero and continue to work there today.

The memories of that heartbreaking day remain fresh in our minds as if it were yesterday, but so do the memories of bravery, strength, and heroism. When we remember that day, let us not only remember the tragedy, but also the way in which the people of this city and across the country came together in support of one another. Let us remember how strong and compassionate New Yorkers are.

Most importantly, let us also remember the 18 brothers we lost that day. As we continue to build this city and leave our mark, we do so in remembrance for those we lost and in support of those who will rise when adversity calls. May this day serve as a reminder that we New Yorkers are resilient. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families of those who we lost.

We fondly remember:

Sean Canavan, Local 608
Martin Coughlan, Local 608
Matthew Diaz, Local 2287
Paul Gill, Local 608
Mauricio Gonzalez, Local 608
Maurice Kelly, Local 157
Chris Kirby, Local 608
Benjamin Millman, Local 608
Joseph Mistrulli, Local 157
Brian Monaghan, Local 157
David Ortiz, Local 608
Joseph Piskadlo, Local 157
John Rizzo, Local 608
Daniel Rosetti, Local 15
David Ruddle, Local 157
Stephen Russell, Local 45
Erik Sanchez, Local 2287
Patrick Woods, Local 608

We will never forget,

Joseph Geiger
Executive Secretary-Treasurer