John and Joe

John Vigiano Sr. is a retired New York City firefighter whose two sons followed him into service—John Jr. was a firefighter, too, and Joe was a police detective. On September 11, 2001, both Vigiano brothers responded to the call from the World Trade Center, and both were killed while saving others. Here, John Sr. remembers his sons and reflects on coping with his tremendous loss.


  • Absence of Alternatives 12 years ago

    Thank you so much for this! I heard this on September 11, 2009. I had to park my car on the side of the road because I could not see clearly… I did not know that this version existed. Thanks!

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