FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2018
MARCH AND MASS TODAY AT BROOKLYN’S CO-CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOSEPH
TO HONOR FIREFIGHTERS KILLED ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
Today a solemn march and Mass will pay tribute to FDNY firefighters and all those who lost their lives in the September 11 terror attacks 17 years ago.
Beginning at 10:00 a.m., firefighters from across the country will join New York City’s bravest and families of the fallen at ground zero in lower Manhattan. From there, the group will march 23 FDNY ceremonial flags in single file across the Brooklyn Bridge. Each flag will represent one of 23 firefighters from Battalion 57 in Brooklyn killed in the line of duty at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The journey from ground zero to Brooklyn serves to symbolically bring the brothers back home. The procession will also include an FDNY ceremonial flag for every New York City Firefighter killed on 9/11 and an American flag, in remembrance of all who died that day.
Led by fire trucks and motorcycles, the procession will march past several firehouses and continue to the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located at 856 Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The procession is expected to arrive at around
11:45 a.m. The FDNY Mass in honor of the fallen heroes will be celebrated at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph at 12:00 p.m. by Reverend Monsignor Kieran Harrington.
Reporters interested in covering the Mass should contact Adriana Rodriguez at (516) 238-7565.