Twenty-eight lives were honored on Tuesday at the New York State Firefighter Memorial for their ultimate sacrifice.
Margaret O’Hanlon’s husband, Michael, passed away from cancer linked to being a first responder on 9/11.
“I did ask him – if he could do it again – and he said he would do it all over again,” she said. “He lived a good life. He did 30 years in FDNY. He considered that the greatest job on the earth. It’s a family that’s always with you. The courage, the dedication, the pride in their job. It’s amazing actually.”
Michael was one of the 28 names added to the state’s memorial wall. The names will be honored and remembered for their courage and their sacrifice.
“It’s nice that they are honored and remembered and a part of history that you can always come and see their names,” Margaret said.
“Let today’s memorial and this wall be a reminder that we all are forever in your loved one’s debt,” NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Roger Parrino Sr. said.