Fletcher, Andre

Fletcher, Andre

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  1. Adam Zoltowski says:

    I met Andre Fletcher on November 17, 2000 while on a bus trip to FDNY. It was my first trip to NY. Our first stop was Rescue 5. I have to say it was amazing to see a different fire department and how they worked. Andre came out to the squad and opened all the compartments up and answered any of our questions, while there I took several pictures and he happened to be in one of them. I did strike up a conversastion with him about my hopes to getting in the BCoFD as a career fireman. He loved the idea and held his hand out to shake mine and wish me luck in my endeavors and said to never let go of my dream. We left there and went to marine 9 and they took us out in the bay for a quick ride. That was probably the coolest thing that I have ever been a part of or so I thought. While out in the bay I took a shot of the Statue of Liberty. When I finally got home that evening I had retrieved my messages on my answering machine to find one from the BCoFD stating that a had a conditional spot in the upcoming academy, to which I was thrilled. I imediatley remembered Andre wishing me luck. A year later when 911 happened I felt sad for the FDNY and their imense loss and I rememberd Andres words. I knew he was safe in heaven. Months passed and a friend of mine was going up to see his family. I told him that I wanted to give something to his family, a copy of the picture of that day when I met Andre. When I copied the picture for his family I noticed the picture of the Statue of Liberty I took had the Twin Towers behind her, two of the greatest American symbols. I too will NEVER FORGET that day, it will always hold a very special place in my heart and I also know that I have Andre as another angel to look down on me from time to time. Its funny how things happen and even when the seem to be the worst of time what we bring from them we could never imagine. Never Forget 9/11, and what we saw that day that happened to America

    • Zackary Fletcher says:

      This message is in reply to Adam Zoltowski. Thank you for those kind and heartfelt words regarding my twin brother Andre. There is not a day that goes by that I do not miss him. I hope that you were able to secure a permanent spot in your career fire department. It would be an honor to meet you one day. I am also a firefighter in this great NY City Fire Dept. I will tell you this, Andre is definitely proud that you were able to fulfill your dreams, whether it was for a moment or if it continues. If you choose to want to contact me, your may do so by either getting in contact with me via my work location, Ladder Co. 132, located in Brooklyn. Stay safe and whether I hear from you again or not, stay safe and I wish you the best.

  2. Beckie Smith says:

    I am responding to Zackary Fletcher and let you know that I bought a memorial bracelet in September of 2001 after 911 and the name on it was the name of your brother, Andre Fletcher of the FDNY. I have been praying for your family for the last 10 years and will always.
    May God Bless You and Yours,
    Beckie Smith

  3. Lisa Cotton-Rivera says:

    Hello Zack, It’s Lisa from Roosevelt. I have fond memories of you and Andre that I will always treasure. All I can say is twins :) Whenever I think of you two it brings a smile to my face. God bless you always my friend. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Feel free to reach out if you want to.

  4. Mark Mazur says:

    I grew up in North Babylon where Andre resided. My father and him were close due to the fact they were both in the NBFCO. WHen Andre passed I wrote a paper on him and interviewed Zack while writing it. I havent heard form Zack since and I am hoping to reconnect. I alwys think about Andre and I can still hear him even though I was a young kid. He has had a huge impact on my life and my familys. I hope for a reply soon.

    Mark Mazur Jr

  5. Yolanda Scott says:

    My memories of Andre are ones of laughter, talking about his family and mine, and of course his love of being a fireman. He always had such a positive attitude no matter what. At the time we met, my life was very complicated and he always helped me find the good. He and his twin brother were going to drive thru Texas on their way to California driving his trans am and going to do a calendar of firemen who are twins. That was also supposed to be an belated birthday gift, see my Birthday is September the 1st and he he was supposed to drive thru later that month.

    It was not to be, he had a greater calling but my son and I will always cherish his memory, our continued prayers to his family.

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