First Responders Walk In Full Gear To Remember Fallen 9/11 Firefighters


Firefighters from across New Castle County took a few moments this afternoon to remember the 343 firefighters that lost their lives in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center seventeen years ago, on September 11, 2001.

Members from the Mill Creek, Five Points,  Goodwill, and Hockessin Companies were joined by members from the Stein Haskel, FMC, and Dupont Experimental Station hazmat/fire brigades at Delcastle Park on McKennans Church Road for the 343 Miles for 343 Fallen Brothers Memorial September 11th Walk/Run.

The First State FOOLS (Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society) Bell of Remberence, a large bell and several plaques with the names of the fallen firefighters and police officers that died on 9/11, were escorted to the park by several fire trucks.

After the firefighters, in full turnout gear, walk the trail, the names of the fallen were read aloud. For each name read the bell was tolled once.

Bagpipes were played by members from the Goodwill Fire Company 18 and Dover Pipes and Drums

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, is the 17th Anniversary of the worst attack on our homeland. Almost 3,000 innocent citizens were murdered and of them were 400 firefighters, law enforcement and EMS personnel.

In an earlier post announcing the walk, a member of one of the fire companies said: “NEVER FORGET MEANS NEVER FORGETTING”. It’s clear that this dedicated group of first responders lives that motto.

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