In Their Fathers' Footsteps: 13 Children of Fallen Firefighters Join FDNY

Today we're remembering all the people we lost on 9/11. Including the first responders who ran into those buildings, knowing they might not make it back out. And their legacy is still with us in more ways than one . . .

The newest class of New York City firefighters is set to graduate later this month. And 13 of them are CHILDREN of firefighters who lost their lives as a result of 9/11.

They're called "legacy" graduates. And it's the most any one class has ever had.

The group of graduates also includes two sets of siblings. One set is a brother and sister with two brothers who are ALREADY firefighters.

They're set to graduate on September 24th.

 
 
 
 
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