In Remembrance of Our Brothers

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Brothers and Sisters,

With each year that passes we fondly remember the brave brothers who lost their lives on this day 18 years ago. Although it’s been 18 years, for many of us, the memories still flash in our minds like it was yesterday. We can still recall the shock and horror coupled by the need to help in any way we could – and many members did just that. Your sacrifice and commitment to this city and the people in it is why we do what we do.

The events that transpired that day were horrific, but the events that followed – the rescue, recovery, cleanup, and rebuilding – were nothing short of heroic. Looking at our city today and all the monumental work our members have completed, it’s easy to see just how resilient we can be. However, we will never forget what we lost. As we continue to build onward and upward, we remember and honor those who are not with us to experience it. Among the thousands of people who tragically lost their lives, 18 of them were our members.


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