As New York City prepares for 9/11 remembrances Thursday, one firehouse in Queens takes particular note, reports CBS New York.
The Squad 288/Hazmat 1 firehouse in Maspeth lost 18 members in the terrorist attacks, including Carol Gies’ husband, 43-year-old Ronnie Gies.
Two of Gies’ sons have carried on the tradition set by their father by becoming firefighters. A third brother is waiting to join.
“It’s nice following in my father’s footsteps,” said son Ronnie Gies, a member of Ladder 175 in East New York who was 16 years old when the towers fell.
“It was something I always thought I wanted to do, and I think having my dad pass away on 9/11 really cemented it,” he added.
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