FDNY firefighter is guest of honor at 9/11 ceremony in Loveland

Retired FDNY firefighter Steve Mormino
Retired FDNY firefighter Steve Mormino

LOVELAND, OH (FOX 19) - Hundreds gathered at Nesbit Park in Loveland Sunday to meet and hear retired FDNY firefighter, Steve Mormino talk about his experiences of September 11.

Mormino spent four months on the debris pile searching for survivors and clearing the rubble following the terrorist attacks.

He posed for pictures and shook a lot of hands as he stood in as proxy for those who helped save lives on that day. Mormino said, "We all have a role in the rebuilding of this country; from Washington, to Loveland-Symmes to New York City." "We gave our blood for this nation, and we have our financial donations to this nation, and we're coming together to heal," he said.

Mormino was a guest of the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department who invited him back following a similar engagement in 2002. Mormino said, "They have adopted me as a brother."

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