Wayside Fire Company in Tinton Falls paid tribute to the 343 firefighters that died on 9/11 with the dedication ceremony for a memorial in their memory on Saturday.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Amy Byrnes
Sunday, September 11, 2011
It was a service fit for a hero – filled with wailing bagpipes, local dignitaries and a dramatic helicopter flyover –but the focus was on the bravery of everyday people that walk among us. “Arthur was an ordinary person … looking to do the right thing,” said Wayside Fire Company Capt. Thomas Wieczerzak of Arthur Barry, who was killed on Sept. 11, 2001 in the line of duty as a New York City Firefighter. But Barry’s heroism, by simply doing his job, was a theme throughout Saturday’s 9/11 service at the Tinton Falls firehouse to dedicate a memorial honoring the 343 firefighters who lost their lives that day. Under the banner of the American flag hanging high overhead, suspended between two ladder trucks, firefighters and first responders were…
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The gaping hole in front in Fire Company No. 1 on Tinton Avenue is filled with rainwater right now but soon, it will support steele beams from the fallen Twin Towers as part of a new memorial to vicitms of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The firehouse announced that it would hold a dedication ceremony for the finished memorial, in conjunction with its annual service, at 11 a.m. on Sept. 11 and invited the public to attend. The monument replaces a scaled down version of the World Trade Center, including lit windows and towering antenna, that was constructed by member Jared Stevens, soon after the attacks. The memorial, installed on Dec. 14, 2001, was a magnet for many in the area but its structure slowly succombed to the wear and tear of the …