Michael D'Auria

Appearing below are messages from others who wish to extend their thoughts, sympathy and words of kindness to the family and friends Michael D'Auria , who passed away on September 11th, 2001.

21 Years Later...We Shall Never Forget

From: Jennine Punzone
Date: 09/15/2002
Message: Mike, we dated for a little in highschool but then lost touch. the next time i saw you was in a photo in newsday for your honorable mention. i am forever saddened to see how your road has ended but i know you are in a better place with all of our other heros. i think about you alot and thank you for your heroic actions.

From: C. Jankowski
Date: 06/25/2004
Message: I was in Probie School with Mike, and I remember one day the fire commissioner came into class and asked for volunteers to participate in a tug of war down on wall street vs the NYPD and teams from the different brokerage houses. We went down and easily beat the brokers, but once the cops came on, they were like somoans, they pulled and pulled but we wouldnt let go of that rope if our lived depended on us, finally they pulled so hard that they tore the tape holding the astroturf to the pavement, and pulled us across the line on the carpet. Just a funny anecdote. I think of Mike often, and carry his memory with me always at work.

From: Keith
Date: 07/09/2004
Message: Mike and I spent more than a few times together "hanging out" up around PS 32. I have fond memories of a vacation we took together in Florida. You're in our heart and souls forever.

From: Anton Mayer
Date: 09/19/2004
Message: The city of Thorton CO held a 'Healing Fields' display with a flag for each person lost in the 9/11 attacks, and in Afganistan and Iraq. We are proud to have received the flag in honor of Michael D'Auria and immediately came home and displayed it. Our thoughts will be with Michael's family every time we disply the flag.

From: Michele Fitzsimmons
Date: 01/30/2006
Message: Mike and I went to Probie School together. We went through most of the evolutions of the academy together. His sense of humor and drive helped me to get through some of the more difficult physical challenges. I'll never forget how our squad worked together to help Mike get thru the final run. I wish we could have done some of the things we talked about in probie school. I think of him often and miss him.

From: Nikki Passarella
Date: 09/13/2006
Message: Mike, we knew each other for a long time from around the neighborhood. We had a lot of laughs and some fun times hanging out. Your bravery will always inspire me, and I think about you everyday. Thank you...

From: Christina -Michael's Sister
Date: 03/06/2007
Message: Everyday you inspire me to go on and enjoy my life as you would want for me.Your two nieces are the most enjoyable part. It breaks my heart that you are not here to be with them. I know you are always going to be looking over them. I love you I'm proud of you & I could have never wished for a more wonderful person to be my brother.I miss you greatly.

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