U.S. Senator Tina Smith and Minnesota State Senator Steve Cwodzinski commemorated the 343 NYC firefighters who lost their lives during 9/11 alongside MnFIRE president George Esbensen last week. Senator Smith's social media post read:
"Today I visited the Fallen Firefighters Memorial in St. Paul with leaders from the MN Firefighter Initiative. This beautiful memorial, located on the MN State Capitol grounds, honors the sacrifice of the firefighters killed in the line of duty while serving Minnesota communities.
I’m grateful for the work MN Firefighter Initiative is doing to eliminate disparities in funding for firefighter wellness.
Today, as we honor the sacrifice of the 343 NYC firefighters who lost their lives 19 years ago, let us not forget the hidden dangers faced by our nation’s firefighters and first responders every day."
Thank you for your support of our nation's firefighters and their health, Senator Smith and Senator Cwodzinski!