This year marks the 16th anniversary of the attacks to the World Trade Center. Anniversaries can be difficult; public and publicized events do not always echo our private, more personal remembrances. Some of us may struggle with uncomfortable feelings of grief, sadness, anger, overwhelm; others may completely numb out. It is normal to experience a range of (sometimes conflicting) feelings.

  • Pay attention to yourself and these feelings.
  • Know yourself and consider how you would like to mark the day.
  • Be flexible with yourself and listen to your own cues.
  • Allow others to support and care for you.

Friends of Firefighters was founded in response to 9/11 and we have since made it our mission to provide long-term mental health and wellness services to the FDNY firefighter community.

Reach out to us at 718-643-0980. We are here for you.

If you are in crisis call On the Line, a 24-hour support hotline.


Commemorative Events in NYC

September 11th Tribute in Light / Dusk to Dawn on September 11th

Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11 / September 2017 (ongoing daily)

Memorial Ceremony at the World Trade Center site / 8:30AM-12:00PM

St. Paul’s Chapel Commemorates the Anniversary / At preciesely 8:46AM, St. Paul’s Chapel, which stands directly across from the World Trade Center, will ring the Bell of Hope.