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Bill Brown Park host 7th anniversary 9/11 observance • Brooklyn Paper

Bill Brown Park host 7th anniversary 9/11 observance

Robert Hojer, of Gravesend, pays tribute.

Poignant tears and testimonials helped uplift the memories of the murdered during a 9/11 memorial at Bill Brown Park.

A large crowd assembled at the handball courts along Avenue X, between Avenue X and East 24th Street, where they commemorated the supreme sacrifices of victims on the seventh anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

The ceremony, coordinated by the Brooklyn/Bedford Park 9/11 Memorial Committee, featured a candlelight vigil by a red, white and blue memorial wall, bearing the names of locals, who were killed when terrorists hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center.

Among the guest speakers was Marine Park resident Regina Coyle, whose son, Firefighter James R. Coyle, made the supreme sacrifice on that day.

Coyle’s final sight of her son was on television on the morning of the catastrophe when a local station was airing a cooking show from his firehouse at Ladder Company 3 in lower Manhattan.

Firefighter Coyle had completed a night shift and was eating a meal there before departing for a vacation in Chicago.

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