The most emotional moments of President Barack Obama’s visit to ground zero on Thursday may have been away from the cameras.
Obama arrived under very tight security at the firehouse, which is known as “the Pride of Midtown,” for a 45 minute visit.
Firefighters at Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9 remembered the colleagues they lost during the attacks of September 11, 2001 following the death of Osama bin Laden.
A 28-year-old delivery man on his bike was struck by a car on Eighth Avenue late Friday night. Around 10:20 p.m., a 2001 Lexus mowed down the delivery man, throwing him from the bike and pinning him under an SUV.
Mothers who grieve their sons, wives who miss their husbands, and children who never knew their fathers gathered Friday to honor firefighters who died on 9/11.