Solemnity Rules At Blvd’s Co-naming

Michael Gianaris

September 15, 2011

Queens Tribune wrote about the renaming of the "Boulevard of Bravery" at 65th Street and Queens Boulevard. Senator Gianaris spoke at the event. 

Bagpipes and beating drums brought 65th Street and Queens Boulevard in Woodside to a solemn silence on Sept. 9. The “Boulevard of Death” turned silent.

Honoring the firefighters of Rescue 4 who lost their lives in the line of duty and on Sept. 11, 2001, local elected officials and community members gathered with the families of the fallen to enshrine the bustling thoroughfare as “The Boulevard of Bravery.”

Although the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks rehashed the devastation caused that day, some elected officials paused to ensure that the memory of each first responder will live on.

“In this community every year and every day we pursue to remember the people who perished,” said State Sen. Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria) of those lost after responding to the Sept. 11 attacks. “Every day is a day of remembrance for us.”

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