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Timeline of Tragedy: On the morning of September 11th, 2002, the FDNY received the first call to action at the World Trade Center. What happened then?
June 2002 and Beyond -- day by day  

June 1
Special decorations will be awarded to firefighters involved in the September 11 rescue efforts. A departmental Medal of Valor will be awarded posthumously to those who gave their lives at the World Trade Center, while a Survivor/Rescuer Ribbon will be given to firefighters who were present at Ground Zero between 8:46 and 10:28 a.m. Firefighters who worked at the Trade Center until 1:28 p.m. on September 12 will be awarded a Rescuer Ribbon, while those who worked at Ground Zero at all, including retired firefighters who worked as volunteers, will receive a Campaign Ribbon.

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September 11, 2001

A heroic and tragic day for the FDNY.

September 12 - 30

As hope wanes for survivors, recovery begins.


A time of memorials and remembrance.

November to May

Recovery brings resolve to victims' families.

June 2002 and beyond

> The impact continues.

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