September 11 firefighters honoured at New York memorial

A mourner holds a photo of her loved one during the 15th anniversary of the attacks of the World Trade Center at the National September 11 Memorial.
A mourner holds a photo of her loved one during the 15th anniversary of the attacks of the World Trade Center at the National September 11 Memorial.
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The 343 firefighters who died 15 years ago in the September 11 attacks have been honoured at a memorial service for acts of heroism that New York’s mayor said “most of us could not fathom”.

Hundreds of family members of those who died and those who survived the attacks listened to their loved ones remembered for their courage on a day that would claim the lives of more firefighters than any other day in the nation’s history.

Candles in memory of the passengers and crew of Flight 93, are carried to the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville.

Candles in memory of the passengers and crew of Flight 93, are carried to the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville.

The names of the dead firefighters were read aloud during the service at St Patrick’s Cathedral.