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Anonymous (not verified)

February 21, 2020

Dear Roberts family,
I am writing this because I look up to people like your loved one who passed on that tragic day in September 2001. He is a hero to all of us. When ever one ran out he ran in. He was a brave courageous soul. I can only wish to be as big of a man as he was.

Posted by Malachy Roberts

Anonymous (not verified)

February 21, 2020

I recently relocated to North Carolina. I wanted you to know that I ran a 9/11 5k memorial this morning in Mooresville NC carrying a picture of Michael Ladder 35. I didn't know Michael or your family but I wanted you to know his memory was honored again today. We will never forget.
Published by Eileen McGuire

Anonymous (not verified)

February 21, 2020

Your face had a kindness to it and I felt compelled to write a brief message. I cannot thank you enough for your bravery that day. I never knew you but my eyes are full of tears...
Be at peace.

Posted by Sandra Morris

Anonymous (not verified)

February 21, 2020

On duty in our firehouse tonight 11/9/11. In Cork, Ireland. Remembering the bravest of the brave. Especially Michael Roberts, his mom sent us some memorial t-shirts & I still have it & wear it to this day & I think of him & his brothers from the Nuthouse. God bless & protect your families.

Posted by Ger Mallen

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In Remembrance
Place of Residence:
New York, NY
Location on 9/11:
Fire Department of New York | Firefighter, Engine 214

Firefighter Michael Edward Roberts from Engine 214 in Brooklyn‚ New York‚ wanted to become a firefighter since he was a young boy. He practically grew up in a firehouse in Brooklyn!

He was driven to follow in his father’s footsteps. Michael’s dad‚ John‚ and his uncle‚ Bob‚ were both firefighters before him. Michael was honored to receive the badge that they passed on to him- # 6611. He was energetic‚ inquisitive and determined to learn as much as he could about firefighting. He often said to his mother with a huge smile on his face‚ ‘Ma‚ don’t worry. I’m going to be a hero and I’m not going to die.’ To his father he said‚ ‘Dad‚ if I have to die‚ I want to go in The Big One.’

And he did‚ at the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11‚ 2001.

Michael was a happy‚ athletic‚ social and caring young man He was an altruistic human being. This man was the pivotal person in our family‚ community‚ social circles‚ work sites‚ etc. He was responsible and respectful and he always had a smile on his face. Joy has left our lives. (source)

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Michael Edward Roberts from 911 Living Memorial.