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Colmar Manor in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

F.D.N.Y. Memorial


F.D.N.Y. Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 23, 2022
1. F.D.N.Y. Memorial
Remembering A Friend
I lost a friend today…a firefighter
He was the brother, the father, the uncle who gave
She was the mother, the aunt, the neighbor who listened
He was someone's love; she was someone's life
Indeed, I lost a friend today
They lived the unknown for the risks were great
They forged ahead without thought of self
To save a life; to rescue a victim
What greater gift can the world receive?
I won't dwell upon that sad Fall day
Instead I'll remember what each one gave
My heart is consoled and my memories vivid; those who have left are etched within; for the one who
fights fire is a special kind;
Oh yes, I lost a friend today
A firefighter…a true American

In memory of the brave dedicated firefighters and emergency medical technicians who gave their lives at the World Trade Center…

September 11, 2001

In memory of our fallen heroes
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: 9/11 AttacksCharity & Public WorkHeroes.
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38° 55.326′ N, 76° 56.563′ W. Marker is in Colmar Manor, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Memorial can be reached from Bladensburg Road (Alternate U.S. 1) east of Eastern Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood MD 20722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Won Jeon Shrine of America (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Fort Lincoln (about 800 feet away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 7 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mother's Love (approx. half a mile away); Beauty and Business (approx. 0.6 miles away in District of Columbia); Victoria amazonica (approx. 0.6 miles away in District of Columbia); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Lincoln (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colmar Manor.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 23, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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