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Amazing Arizonans: 9/11 tribute with former FDNY firefighter, New York native

Sep 11, 2023, 4:25 AM | Updated: 6:15 am

PHOENIX — In honor of 9/11, I talk with two men who were directly connected to Ground Zero in Manhattan.

Mike Angelone was an FDNY firefighter. He retired in 1993 and moved to Arizona where he became a successful contractor. He tells us about the lifelong friends he lost that day and what happened when he traveled to Ground Zero to help with the search and rescue.

Mike McAvoy is also from New York. His brother John was a firefighter who bravely ran into the World Trade Center that morning and gave his life serving his community.

Mike’s best friend Jimmy was working in the Trade Center that day and also died. Mike shares his memories of his brother and his best friend. Both of these men endured incredible loss that day.

This podcast is a tribute to all of the survivors. I hope America never forgets the tragedy of that day.

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Amazing Arizonans: 9/11 tribute with former FDNY firefighter, New York native