September 11:
A Year in Pictures

St. Patrick's Day Parade, 2002 - Rookie firefighters carry American flags for each of the 343 firemen who died on
September 11, 2001.

Photos By Peter Foley, Contributor
October / November 2002

Photographer Peter Foley spent many months documenting the aftermath of September 11. His images, though unobtrusive, capture the emotion of the tragedy and offer a glimpse into the lives of those left behind.


Battalion Chief Edward Geraghty’s casket is lifted on to a fire truck.

December 15, 2001 – The police motorcycles lead the way for Chief of Rescue Ray Downey’s memorial procession. The chief was one of the most respected firefighters of all.

November 12, 2001. An injured fireman joins in the funeral procession for his comrade Lawrence Vargilio of squad 18 in Queens, New York.

May 20, 2002 – The last remaining steel beam from the Twin Towers is carried out.

A ceremony on May 30, marking the end of the recovery effort at Ground Zero.

Lieutenant Mike Galgano from Ladder 23, takes a last look at Ground Zero.

The Irish and American flags in a flower arrangement on a firetruck from Squad 1 in Brooklyn, where Tom Butler was stationed.

A final salute – “We will never forget our fallen brothers”.

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