Yesterday’s post ends the listings of the 14 firefighters based in the Bronx who responded to and died on 9/11. One day earlier, on September 10th, Father Mychal Judge had presided over the annual memorial mass for Ladder 42/Engine 73. This year it was also the rededication of their newly renovated quarters.
On the day before 9/11, Father Judge said, “You do what God has called you to do. You show up, you put one foot in front of the other, and you do your job, which is a mystery and a surprise. You have no idea when you get on that rig what God is calling you to do. But he needs you… so keep going,” Judge said. “You love the job. We all do. What a blessing that is.”