Maspeth firemen remembered on 9/11 1
Maspeth Memorial Park, located adjacent to the 68th Street firehouse, adorned with flags, flowers and the love of an entire community.
Maspeth firemen remembered on 9/11 2
Members of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon outside Washington, DC, and a commercial jet that was brought down in Shanksville, Penn., when the passengers tried to take the plane back from their hijackers.
Maspeth firemen remembered on 9/11 3
Timothy Joseph Hunter sits by flags that honor his uncle, Firefighter Joe Hunter, and 18 of his comrades from the FDNY’s Maspeth firehouse who were killed in the 9/11 attacks. Timothy has a love of fire engines, and knows his uncle was a firefighter.
Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 10:30 am
Updated: 10:19 am, Thu Sep 19, 2013.
On Sept. 11, 2001, the men of the FDNY’s HazMat 1 and Squad 288 in Maspeth sped into Manhattan to help the victims in the World Trade Center attacks.
Nineteen would never come home, the largest total from any one station in the attack that killed 343 FDNY firefighters.
Their family, friends, and some admirers who never knew them came out on 9/11 to remember them, as they have done in Maspeth on every anniversary since the attacks.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 10:30 am.
Updated: 10:19 am.