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A New Generation of Firefighters Carry on Heroic Family Legacies…

Today we’re remembering all the people we’ve tragically lost on 9/11, including the first responders who ran into those buildings, knowing they might not make it back out.  Their legacy is still with us in more ways than one…

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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.

In addition to those 13, there are at least three more legacy grads who are children of other first responders who died.  Including the son of an NYPD officer.

The group of graduates also includes two sets of siblings.

One set is a brother and sister with two brothers who are ALREADY firefighters!