Oct 2001

Official FDNY Memorial Service Set for November 18

The official FDNY 9-11 Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 18, 2001 at Madison Square Garden, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The announcement was made by the organizing task force for the event which includes representatives of the FDNY, the New York Mayor’s Office and the IAFF. There is a limited seating capacity for indoor seats which will be reserved primarily for the 7,000 family members of the 344 fallen firefighters; 9,000 off-duty members of the FDNY and 10,000 of their family members. Additional public figures including US Congress, New York officials and representatives from around the world will attend, which will make it unlikely that many members of the fire service from outside of New York City will be able to attend the actual service inside the auditorium.

Archives of the Mayor’s Press Office

“Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen and unions representing New York City firefighters today announced plans for a memorial service for the 343 members of the FDNY who were lost in the September 11, 2001 attack at the World Trade Center. The service will be held at 9 AM on Sunday, November 18, 2001 at Madison Square Garden. Due to space constraints, the memorial service will not be open to the general public, but will be attended by members of the FDNY, their families, as well as families of the fallen firefighters and emergency personnel”