Daughter of FDNY Firefighter Killed on 9/11 Graduating From Fire Academy

A story from the NY Daily News talks about the first ever “daughter” of a Firefighter who passed on 9/11/01 in the Terrorist Attacks in NY.  A pretty neat story and congrats!

NY Daily News

NY Daily News

NY Daily News – Josephine Smith has lived by three words since her father, FDNY firefighter Kevin Smith, was killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks — “Make him proud.”

And come Tuesday, when Smith, 34, graduates from the Fire Academy and becomes the first daughter of a firefighter killed on 9/11 to become a firefighter herself, she will have achieved that goal.

NY Daily News

NY Daily News

“I couldn’t be more honored to follow in my father’s footsteps and carry out his legacy,” Smith told the Daily News. “It’s a big deal to me.”

Smith has wanted to be a firefighter her entire life.

“As long as I can remember, as far back as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a firefighter,” she said, beaming with pride after completing a set of scenarios for FDNY Family Day Saturday, an event that shows the upcoming graduates’ family and friends what their loved ones have learned during their 18 weeks of training.

NY Daily News

NY Daily News

“My mom’s worried, of course. They’re all worried, but they’re extremely proud. They all support me, have my back,” she said.

Kevin Smith, 47, a father of eight from Long Island, was stationed at Hazmat Co. 1 in Manhattan on 9/11.

“Hazmat is one of our elite units that was completely wiped out on 9/11,” said FDNY spokesman Jim Long. “Her father is one of the unaccounted for.”…Continue Reading Here

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