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George Johnson, Daniel McWilliams, and William Eisengrein – Brockport, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 43° 12.575 W 077° 56.407
18T E 261165 N 4788286
Quick Description: George Johnson, Daniel McWilliams, and William Eisengrein are depicted in a 9/11 memorial outside the Brockport Fire Department Museum at 237 Main Street (Route 19) in Brockport, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2014 5:23:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMMMF6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
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Long Description:

"Ground Zero" is a wood carved sculptural grouping that recreates the famous Thomas Franklin photograph of three firefighters, in full fire gear, raising a flag over Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack on the World trade Center in New York City. The three life-size statues were carved by Richard Kron out of white oak. Steel beams and marble tile from the rubble of the World Trade Center augment the design.

All three of the firefighters are still employed by the New York City Fire Department. They are private citizen who wish that their privacy be honored. However, the New York Fire Department has issued a general update of their status:

George Johnson has worked for the FDNY for more than 20 years and was recently promoted to Battalion Chief in Brooklyn.

Daniel McWilliams is currently a lieutenant with Battalion 37 in Brooklyn. He has worked with the FDNY for more than 20 years and lives on Long Island.

William Eisengrein is a firefighter working out of Rescue 2 in Brooklyn. He has been with the FDNY for more than 25 years.

The main bronze plaque describes the memorial:

"GROUND ZERO"
FIREFIGHTERS
CARVED IN WHITE OAK
BY
RICHARD KRON, ARTIST
BROCKPORT, NY
INSPIRED BY
THOMAS FRANKLIN
PHOTOGRAPH

A plaque on the south side of the memorial is simply inscribed:

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

Another plaque describes the materials used:

Structural Steel Beam
And
Terrazzo Marble Tile
Recovered from the WTC
Tower Wreckage
and Donated for this Memorial

Visit Instructions:
At least one original photo, taken by the poster, of the statue. No internet photos.
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