Skip to comments.NYFD Battalion Chief John Moran (Freeper BCM) Perishes In World Trade Center
Posted on 10/04/2001 1:22:45 PM PDT by AppyPappy
The bone-chilling wail of bagpipe playing "Amazing Grace" echoed through a Queens church yesterday as yet another fallen firefighter from the World Trade Center tragedy was memorialized in death.
It was yet another day of many more to come for Masses and memorial services for both heroic rescue workers and innocent civilians lost in the flames and collapsing towers.
At the memorial Mass for 49th Battalion Chief John Moran, his younger brother, Firefighter Michael Moran of Ladder 3, recalled how he spoke to his brother by cell phone after the second plane crashed into the Trade Center.
"I told him to be careful," the younger Moran told mourners, including his brother's wife, Kim, and two sons, Ryan, 7, and Dylan, 4. "I didn't see him there that day, but now I see him all the time."
The memorial Mass at St. Francis de Sales Church in Belle Harbor, Queens, was conducted by the fallen firefighter's uncle, Father Paul Moran, who called his 42-year-old nephew's last assignment a "mission of love, to save life, not destroy it."
Mayor Giuliani called for a standing ovation for the 20-year fire veteran, who held a law degree from Fordham University and was injured in the Father's Day explosion at an Astoria hardware store that killed three firefighters.
The mayor said while Moran's two young sons may not fully comprehend all that's happened, "The thing I want them to understand for their entire life is that their father is a great man."
I found these:
This was the best time I've ever had in the pouring rain! I was shouting so hard that I can hardly speak today. While the chants were great and certainly got people's attention, I personally loved it when we sang "America the Beautiful" and "God Bless America." I think that really stopped people in their tracks (and completely confounded the liberals).
32 Posted on 11/27/2000 15:45:04 PST by BCM
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After the Bush victory:
My fellow Freepers, who sustained me through all the insanity.
24 Posted on 11/27/2000 19:20:44 PST by BCM
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BTW I found this one as well:
God bless you, you will be missed.
4 Posted on 01/03/2000 22:37:18 PST by BCM
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
Praying that God keeps BCM close to him...
R.I.P. BCM, CHIEF
Rest in peace.
My prayers to his family.
I know... I had a feeling that we would lose one or more of our FReepers in the 9/11/01 tragedy, in either NYC or Washington DC.
This is horrible... so sad. Doubly sad to lose one of our own FReepers, and to lose one of the incredibly brave men of the FDNY. I think I may have participated in a rally or two with Chief John Moran (BCM) in Times Square.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. BCM will be sadly missed here at Free Republic.
My prayers are now with BCM and his family, as well as CHIEF negotiator and his family.
Geesh... that's right. <:-(
My prayers to him and his family. BCM is now a certified hero, and we will remember him that way.
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