FDNY Probationary Firefighters and Legacy Cadets Visit 9/11 Memorial

Dozens of FDNY probationary firefighters in formal, blue uniforms pass through the 9/11 Memorial Glade.
FDNY probationary firefighters pass through the 9/11 Memorial Glade. Photo by Michael Hnatov.

Around 300 FDNY probationary firefighters lined the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial on Monday to lay a wreath near the inscribed names of the 343 members of the FDNY who were killed in the line of duty on 9/11.

Bagpipers played “Amazing Grace” as the graduating class of “probies” marched in procession into the Museum to learn more about the history of the attacks on a self-guided visit.

This class of probies included 21 legacies—the most in one class since 9/11. This was the first class of firefighter probies to visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum since the opening of the 9/11 Memorial Glade.

The visit took place before the class’ graduation from the Fire Academy at the end of the month. After their completion of a 18-week training program, the probationary firefighters will commit to protecting the lives and property of New York City residents and visitors.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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