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Saint Lucia Fire Service Remembers Firefighters Killed In 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

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Twenty-two years after thousands were killed in the devastating terror attacks which occurred on September 11th 2001, officers of the Saint Lucia Fire Service have continued to pay tribute to their brothers in service –   firefighters killed in the line of duty.

On Monday, officers at the Fire Service Headquarters assembled and observed successive moments of silence, at 8:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. followed by the sounding of sirens.

The gesture was executed to memorialize hundreds of firefighters killed while responding to Ground Zero.

Commenting on the mid-morning exercise Acting Divisional Officer at the Fire Service Headquarters Jermaine William affirmed that fallen officers continue to be remembered, for their ultimate sacrifice noting:

“Generally fire fighters are considered brothers all around the world. Everywhere we go, we’re considered brothers. The events of 9/11 were very, very tragic, and in remembrance of our fallen comrades we decided to sound our siren at the respective times that the planes hit the towers. So this is just to say that we are with you, we are thinking of you, and you will always be with us.”

Three hundred and forty-three (343) firefighters were killed on September 11th 2001.  As of September 2023, three hundred and forty-one (341) members of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) have died from post 9/11 illnesses.

Permanent Secretary in the Department of Home Affairs Dr. Elizabeth Bailey reflected on the impact of firefighters worldwide, stating:

“The Saint Lucia Fire Service remembers their colleagues who passed away during the events of 9/11 and salutes the men and women who risk their lives daily to save others. Fire officer’s worldwide operate using international emergency and service standards. The Saint Lucia fire Service continues to partner with several agencies for various levels of technical assistance and support, including training, equipment and supplies; and as we remember the fallen heroes of 9/11, we continue to show appreciation for the contributions of the organizations who have assisted the Saint Lucia Fire Service over the years.”

 In 2001, small teams of hijackers simultaneously seized four airplanes, first crashing the aircrafts on United Airlines Flight 175 and American Airlines Flight 11 into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center in New York.

American Airlines Flight 77 hit the western face of the Pentagon in Washington DC.  The fourth aircraft, on United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to overthrow the hijackers.

The September 11th attacks have since been described as one of the most traumatic events to be witnessed not only on US soil but by the global community.

SOURCE: Department of Home Affairs

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8 COMMENTS

  1. I was down there with my daughter enjoying the Jazz Festival the Sunday I went to see Herbie Hancock and Four Play hot off the heels from St Lucia Jazz. Nice show and everything line up for autograph lovely day not in a million years you would think Tomorrow morning all of this coming down and life will never be the same. I remember when they hit them the first time too back in the early 90’s I was a young man going to school it was pure drama but they refuse to learn from that @ That Sexy Girl Charcter the most experience fire fighter could not handle world trade center that’s why 300 of them died trying.

  2. @The Most Honorable Lucian Highgrade – your are correct ” the most experienced fire fighter could not handle world trade center that’s why 300 of them died trying.” —

    — a heart wrenching tragedy – those who witnessed and even those who survived has not been the same — not to mention – those who died post disaster from several health related issues. May they all RIP.

  3. I am very happy for my fellow commentators in this forum that their minds are completely at ease with the results of the 9/11 investigation, despite the many questions that remain unanswered for the few restless conspiracy theorists, to this day. One particular mystery which remains unsolved for these adherents of scientific reasoning is how 2 jets could cause 3 skyscrapers (whose design specifications accounted for a jumbo jet crashing into them) to collapse neatly into their own footprints. Herewith, in the video below, is a synopsis of their turmoil:

    9/11 Conspiracy Theory Explained in 5 Minutes!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXYswf3lzU8

  4. Mwen fache, this platform is for decent human beings, comment and move on about your day, stop abusing ppl you have done this before, if you want Sexy Girl tell her / him, but stop the abuse grow up.

  5. If you are angry or vex according to you, name do something about it, get help get counseling go do something to boost your self esteem stop bullying ppl , its called freedom of speach.

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