PHOTOS: Reeves Park Remembers Fallen Firefighter, Friend, Brother

Candlelight vigil held to remember Tommy Kelly, who died in the World Trade Center attacks.

Hundreds gathered in Reeves Park on Sunday evening to celebrate the memory of Tommy Kelly, a former Marine Street resident and New York City firefighter who died in the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11.

The annual candlelight vigil consisted of a solemn walk from Marine Street down to the corner of Park Road and Sound Avenue, where a memorial for the fallen firefighter sits.

"This is such a great community," said Bob Kelly, Tommy's older brother and a retired New York City firefighter himself, who also served at Ground Zero. "They did this. They put it together, every year. This is such a special place."

to read a Q and A with Bob Kelly, and to read Kelly's recollection of the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

Bob Kelly October 21, 2011 at 12:24 PM
Thank you for the fair and respectful coverage of the memorial service, and the 9/11 related piece. This memorial service is all about our community,Its put together by our friends,This isa special place indeed.. and as of this writing it appears the right thing is going to be done with the property next to the memorial.We have a hope ofm creating a true 9/11 m memorial park for all those who perished that day..thanks to all for putting the service together..Tom would be very proud of all of this...


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