Roll of Honor

James M. Gray

James M. Gray

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 34
  • Year of Death: 2001

James M. Gray‚ 34‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 20. Gray left a job as a bus driver to become a firefighter in 1996‚ following his father to the FDNY where he retired as a lieutenant. Passionate and committed to his job‚ he was studying for his lieutenant’s test while working with his brothers at ‘SOHO Trucking’ as they referred to their Lafayette Street firehouse. A member of the Emerald Society and the Knights of Columbus‚ Gray was a devoted husband to his wife and a doting father to his two girls.

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Memorial Wall

  1. I have a bracelet commemorating you. You will not be forgotten. Thank you.

    – Brian
  2. Today, September 12, 2015, I am participating in the Prince George’s County 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. You are with me, your photo over my heart. You are not forgotten.

    – Tonya
  3. I had the honor of climbing for you in the OKC memorial stair climb 9-12-15. You are a hero who is gone too soon. Your wife and daughters, and other family are in my prayers. You are not forgotten!

    – Grant McDanel
  4. I had the honor of climbing for you this year at FDIC international 4/22/16. You are a true hero who made the ultimate sacrifice. Your family will be in my prayers. You may be gone, but you are not forgotten.

    – Dylan Boone
  5. I climbed for you in Dallas on 9/10/2016. With your name tag over my heart, I placed your helmet tag on the memorial at the top. We’ve got it from here. Rest easy and God bless

    – Jason Shelby
  6. I carried your picture, today, 9/11/2016. It was humbling. It was an honor. It was a privalage.

    – Kristy Hughes
  7. Today, September 11, 2016, I participated in the Denver, CO Red Rocks Memorial Climb. I had the honor and privilege of carrying you with me, Mr. James Gray. As others have said above, you are not forgotten! Your family are in my prayers.

    – Brandon White
  8. Today on 09/11/2016 I had the honor to climb for you @ Mcallen Stairclimb . Your will always be a hero. Your daughters would be so proud of you . Heaven gained an angel that day…prayers to ur family.

    – Natalia Caratachea
  9. September 10th 2016, I was honored to carry an ID badge with James M. Gray’s name and picture on it. I climbed 110 flights of stairs at Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin to honor his memory. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.

    – Chris McDaniel
  10. Honored to run for you on 04.23.17 at the Weatherly, PA Tunnel to Towers 5K. Your badge was with me on the run. You are not forgotten.

    – Susan Gallagher
  11. I have the honor of climbing for this man in Wichita, KS on 9/9/17. He will not be forgotten!

    – LJay Geist
  12. Walked in memory of you today brother

    – Wes Embry
  13. I had the honor of doing the stair climb for Mr. Gray. On Sept 11th 2001 Mr.Gray did not hesitate although he I’m sure had fear, he charged into the world trade center as a human to save other humans.
    Race did not matter, religion did not matter, life mattered period and this hero gave his for others. Today he is mourned by family, friends and honestly myself. I take the stair climb to heart. It is an honor to have Had Mr. Gray accompany me Sunday in Richmond. Never Forget!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As an EMT as a firefighter, we are here to preserve life. We do not see color, religious beliefs. We see fellow humans. Period. We will not forget your sacrifice James M Gray ladder 20 NYFD

    – Raymond A Harrison Sr
  14. Today, 9/16/17 I climbed in Green Bay, WI to honor his memory. He will never be forgotten. True hero!

    – Maria Menebroeker
  15. September 16th 2017 I had the honor of carrying you over my heart as I climbed the equivalent of 78 stories at Lambeau Field Memorial stair climb I rang the bell in your honor thank you for your service and dedication and most of all for sacrifice, my prayers go out to you and your family you James M. Gray will never be forgotten. You are a true Hero
    Angela Sanders

    – Angela Sanders
  16. I carried you with me during my climb on 9/17/17 in Tucson. I’ll keep your picture forever. RIP

    – Graham Ludewig
  17. I climbed in Wildwood NJ today 9/16/18 for the first time. Your tag was clipped over my heart. When I got home I wanted to know more about you. You were just 34 years old. The same as I am now. I will never forget.

    – Ryan Finn
  18. Honored and privileged to wear the badge today, 9-16-18, of Firefighter James Gray of Ladder 20. During the Albany NY Tunnel to Tower Climb Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice. You will never be
    -Robin Kromer

    – Robin Kromet
  19. I climbed for you today (9/7/2019) at the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in San Diego, Ca. James, you will always be remembered.

    – Mara
  20. To the family of Firefighter James Gray. It was an honor getting to represent him and his family by having his memorial badge join me on the bike for Harley Davidson 911 Memorial Remembrance Ride. Rest in peace sir and may your family be greatly blessed.

  21. My 5th grade daughter, Ella Grace, walked in your memory today. You are not forgetten Thank you! Praying for your family 🙏🏼❤️

    – Christina Lake
  22. I had the honor of carrying your photo during the Kalamazoo, MI memorial stair climb today, 9/11/19. Thank you…and you will not be forgotten!! <3

    – Beverly Rasler