Children of Fallen 9/11 firefighters Graduate FDNY Academy

Posted September 26, 2019
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Written by Melissa Grelo

In an emotional ceremony, 13 children of fallen 9/11 Fire Department of the City of New York firefighters graduated in the Class of 2019.

Twelve men and one woman were among the class of 301 probationary academy graduates in Brooklyn, New York. They graduated after 18 weeks of intense training.

“Many of their fathers were killed on September 11, several others died of World Trade Center illnesses, and others lost their lives in the course of their duty, bravely working to save and protect others,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, who presided over the ceremony.

Firefighter Carl Asaro was one of the 343 FDNY members killed after the terror attacks on 9/11. His children, Rebecca and Marc Asaro, graduated on Tuesday. “Every day that I came to the academy, I was grateful to be there and to follow in the footsteps of my father, brothers, uncle, and all those who came before. This is exactly where I want to be,” said Rebecca Asaro.
They have two siblings already on the job, Firefighters Matthew and Carl Asaro, Jr.

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