Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend–even a friend
whose name it never knew.“
- President George W. Bush, December 11, 2001

September 11 & 13, 2011

Here are pictures & more of the
Fair Lawn Honor Guard duties at the 9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero, British Gardens at Hanover Square & The Great Auditorium at Ocean Grove, NJ

PBA President David Boone & Members of PBA 67 had the distinct honor of escorting members of the Metropolitan &
West Yorkshire, UK Police on 9/11 & 9/13.

PBA 67 members stood guard for
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
during his remarks at the Hanover Square memorial along with an international contingent of law enforcement - protective service representatives. (

A special thanks to our brothers & sisters at the Port Authority Police of NY/NJ, World Trade Center Command (, NYPD (
& the 9/11 Memorial (

Thank you to John Cosgrove, Pamela Coles & Joan Fragala for facilitating the use of the Fair Lawn Athletic Club & providing refreshments for our brothers & sisters from the West Yorkshire, UK Police as they joined us at the Fair Lawn 9/11 Memorial & Dedication.

A special note to the first responders, victims, family members & all those who were forever changed by the events of that day. Together, WE SHALL NEVER FORGET!

 9-11 Tribute

Let the world always remember,
That fateful day in September,
And the ones who answered duties call,
Should be remembered by us all.

Who left the comfort of their home,
To face perils as yet unknown,
An embodiment of goodness on a day,
When men's hearts had gone astray.

Sons and daughters like me and you,
Who never questioned what they had to do,
Who by example, were a source of hope,
And strength to others who could not cope.

Heroes that would not turn their back,
With determination that would not crack,
Who bound together in their ranks,
And asking not a word of thanks.

Men who bravely gave their lives,
Whose orphaned kids and widowed wives,
Can proudly look back on their dad,
Who gave this country all they had.

Actions taken without regret,
Heroisms we shall never forget,
The ones who paid the ultimate price,
Let's never forget their sacrifice.

And never forget the ones no longer here,
Who fought for the freedoms we all hold dear,
And may their memory never wane,
Lest their sacrifices be in vain.

Alan W. Jankowski