Roll of Honor

Sean S. Hanley

Sean S. Hanley

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 35
  • Year of Death: 2001

Sean S. Hanley‚ 35‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 20. Hanley came from a family of firefighters. Both his grandfathers‚ his father‚ and his brother were firefighters. Described as a sensitive‚ just man‚ he overcame the loss of three friends in the line of duty to persevere in his family’s calling. Sean had just finished the night shift when he heard the World Trade Center was burning and rushed to the scene.

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Memorial Wall

  1. I am so proud to have the same sir name HANLEY as Sean and his grandfather, father, and brothers. All Firefighters, live their lives to Help others. Today, on 9/11/14 I just wanted to say Thank you for your and your families service ! You are True Heroes and represent the IRISH heritage………

    – John Patrick Hanley
  2. Sean,
    I had the high honor and responsibility to carry your memory today in Central New York Stair Climb! I completed all 110 flights in your name. Your name was announced as I completed the event, and a bell was rung in your honor as your picture was added to a memorial wall. I am happy to learn about you, and your family. I am a volunteer firefighter in Maynard Fire Dept. You’ll live long in my heart…I promise you that!
    —David LaMore

    – David LaMore
  3. I did the stair climb today 9/10/2016 at lambeau field in green bay wi. Each climber was given a name tag and picture. Mine was of Sean. 15 years as a volunteer firefighter I’ve been filled with more sense of pride the today. In was more than a honor climbing with him at my side. My condolences to his family and friends.

    – Kyle Henke
  4. I had the honor of climbing in Sean’s honor September 10 2016 at lambeau field in green bay wi. The emotions leading up to and during are unexplainable. In every step I took I believe Sean was there to push me on. When I reached the 3/4 mark I had the honor of yelling Sean’s name and ringing a large silver bell. 15 years as a volunteer firefighter I was never filled with as much sense of pride as today. My condolences go out to Sean’s family and friends.

    – Kyle Henke
    Oakfield Fire Dept. WI

    – Kyle Henke
  5. I am honored to have carried a photo of Sean Hanley this morning as I climbed for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation in Charlotte, NC. We climbed the 50 story Duke Energy building in honor of our fallen heroes. Local firemen in full gear joined us for the climb and we were so moved and proud. May we never forget….

    Jonina Chamberlain
  6. Today, September 16th, 2017, I climbed 110 flights of stairs at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI with Sean beside me as I wore his name and photo pinned to my shirt. I completed the 110 flights of stairs for Sean and his family. Thank you for your bravery and your sacrifice. My condolences to Sean’s family and friends.
    Public Health Nurse

    – Meghan
  7. Sean, you were the very first hero I ever carried during a Tower Challenge. Despite carrying others each year since, I always make sure you are with me. I’ve done this Challenge several times and I’ve never been able to find your picture….until today. You were with me again, next to my American Flag and I cried when I found you. Sean, you have not been forgotten and never will be ♥️🤍💙

    – Ronda Pearson
  8. Remembering Sean (RIP) this Sept 11th, 2022, as I always do every September 11th, with great respect and sadness. He was my cousin’s wife’s cousin, so I met him at my cousin’s bachelor party and his wedding. A memorable Irish-American gentleman, he and his family are forever in our hearts and prayers. We salute you, Sean!

    – Robby Brennan