Middle Village suffered greatly from the attack on September 11th at the World Trade Center. Among the firefighters lost were Michael Weinberg Kenny Phelan, Kevin Pfeifer and Patrick Waters.

All were model citizens of our community and active in local churches and/or sports programs. They were a huge part of our community in so many ways. We mourn the loss of these wonderful and brave young men. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families. They will always be with us.

On September 17th, in a moving ceremony, Michael Weinberg, Firefighter, Engine 1, was laid to rest in St. John’s Cemetery. The funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Hope R.C. Church.

Patrick Waters, Captain, Special Operations from Sacred Heart was laid to rest on October 5th.

A Memorial Mass will be held for Kevin Pfeifer, Lieutenant, Engine 33 at St. Margaret's RC Church on Friday, November 2, at 11:00am.

A Memorial Service for Kenneth Phelan, Lieutenant Engine 217 will be held at Our Lady of Hope on Sunday
November 11, 2001 at 2:30pm. The Memorial Visitation will held on Friday, November 9th, from 2:00-5:00pm and from 7:00-9:00pm at Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave. Maspeth, (718) 651-3535.