Roll of Honor

Lawrence J. Virgilio

Lawrence J. Virgilio

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 38
  • Year of Death: 2001

Lawrence J. Virgilio‚ 38‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Squad 18. Though he had bachelor’s degrees in two other disciplines‚ Virgilio chose firefighting. He had a physical therapy degree from New York University‚ minored in dance at Queens College‚ and performed in community theater. The 13-year FDNY veteran excelled‚ as an advanced rescue specialist with Squad 18. He had recently been bestowed the honor of training to join the elite FDNY team that responds to disasters outside New York City.

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Memorial Wall

  1. Once again, this year I will walk in your honor at the 2016 San Diego Memorial Stairclimb. Thank you for your years of service.


    – Larry Palme
  2. I climb for you today. Thanks for the opportunity to honor you. Peace to your family this day and everyday.

    – Timothy Bullard
  3. Never forgotten. You surely are in God’s Glory.

    – Aileen
  4. I finished your climb for you at the 2016 New Orleans 911 Memorial Stair Climb, and will do so again this year. Peace to your family.
    -Jona T.V.F.D.

    – Jona Husbands
  5. You and your family are never forgotten. I climbed in remembrance of you in the Denver 9/11 stair climb. 2017

    – Nathan Austin
  6. Completed the climb in your honor at the Lambeau Field stair climb in Green Bay, WI today. Thought of you every step of the way <3 Thank you for your service <3

    – Nicole Redman
  7. Thank you for your service. Remembering you especially today and sending our thoughts to your family.

    – Rebecca
  8. Met your best friend driving a NY open topped bus. He told us what an incredible man you were in his life. He asked my five friends and I from London to say a prayer for him when we found your picture and name. We were very proud to do this. Lost but never forgotten.

    – Pamela Stewart-Porter
  9. I carried Lawrence’s memory in the 2019 9/11 Memorial Stairclimb at Madison Square Garden. While he may and other service members may have fallen on that day, all of us remaining will ensure that they are never forgotten.

    – Thomas Mei
  10. Visited Lawrence Virgilio’s memorial tree at the 9/11 Garden of Remembrance today in Kinsale, county Cork, Ireland. R.I.P. and God Bless You and your family.

    – Steven and Catherine McLamb
  11. I will walk to honor you tomorrow, Sept 7, 2019 at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI. With every step I take, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your service and making the ultimate sacrifice to allow myself and all US Citizens to live our lives in freedom. You will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!

    – Linda Evans
  12. Thinking about you and your family today. Hard to believe it has been so many years. The world is a better place because you were in it.

    – Jessica Peterson
  13. It is with great honor that I will be volunteering for and walking in the 2021 Tunnel to Towers Foundation 5k in Altamonte Springs, FL (Orlando event) in honor of Firefighter Lawrence Virgilio. I will be wearing his photo clipped to my shirt. His bravery and courage defined him. We will forever be grateful.

    – Nancy Wheeler
  14. I completed the climb for you in Phoenix, AZ on the 20 year anniversary of your sacrifice. God bless you and your family, you will never be forgotten.

    – Heather Muller