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Fieler pupils taking part project included front row from left LailDelaney Micholos Price Eugene Mryszuk. In back row are

Fieler pupils taking part in the project included, front row, from left, Laila Delaney, Micholos Price and Eugene Mryszuk. In the back row are Javonne Spivey, Jada Moffett and Damian Dixon. Photo provided to the Post-Tribune | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media ptmet

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Updated: September 9, 2011 12:01AM

In honor of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, the Fieler Elementary School fourth graders wrote letters to Ladder 101, “The Red Hook Raiders.” This Bronx, N.Y., firehouse lost seven men that day. The letters were written in order to thank them for their bravery and for their service. The students also created a remembrance mural and an American flag made from their handprints. Some of the letter are reprinted below.

Dear Firefighters of Ladder 101:

I attend Fieler Elementary School and today we are remembering the brave men that fought to keep people alive on 9/11. We are sorry for the lives lost, but we are thankful for your squadrum. Keep up the great work.


Damian Dixon

Dear Firefighters of Ladder 101:

Thank you for being brave. Thank you for stopping the fire at 911, and all other fires you must face daily. My name is Tony Crowell and I am in the fourth grade at Fieler Elementary School.

God Bless You,

Tony Crowell

Dear Firefighters of Ladder 101:

My name is Javonne Spivey and I am a fourth grader at Fieler Elementry School. I am sad that you lost your co-workers and maybe family and friends during the 9/11 attack. But I am glad that you were brave enough to help New York. I am sure all the people that were saved are thanking you also.


Javonne Spivey

Dear Firefighters of Ladder 101:

You guys are awesome to have risked your lives for others. I am very sorry for the lost of the great men that tried to help but did not make it. I hope nothing like that never ever happens again, but I fell safe just knowing we have brave men like you to put out fires all over the world. Thank you for what you did.

Wishing you the Best!

Jada Moffett

Dear Firefighters of Ladder 101,

My Name is Eugene. I am 9 years old. I attend Fieler School in Merrillviille, Indiana. In school I learned a little about 9/11 and what the firefighters did that day. I think I would like to become a firefighter just like you guys. I am very sorry for the friends you lost that day. I would like to thank you for being so brave and protecting our country. You guys are the best!

Respectfully, Eugene Mryszuk

Dear Firefighters of Ladder 101,

Hello, My Name is Nicholas Price. I am nine years old and live in Merrillville, Indiana. I am very sorry for the loss of your friends on September 11, 2001. I’ve learned a lot about that day and know how brave firefighters must be. Thank you for trying your best on that terrible day.

Respectfully, Nicholas Price

Dear Firefighters of Ladder 101,

My name is Laila Delaney. I am 9 years old and attend Fieler Elementary School in Merrillville, Indiana. I learned about September 11, 2001 in school. I feel very sad for you and for the other firefighters that were killed that day. I really appreciate you and will never forget all of the brave firemen and other brave Americans that went away that day. Respectfully,

Laila Delaney

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