BCHS Spring Concert Honors Alumni Killed On 9/11
BCHS Spring Concert Honors
Alumni Killed On 9/11
By Gary G. Toms
Many from the community turned out for Beach Channel High School's Spring Concert last weekend. The concert was held in honor of four BCHS alumni, Erza Aviles (Class of '77), John E. Heffernan (Class of '82), John Moran (Class of '77) and Stephen P. Russell (Class of '79), who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Aviles remained behind on the 61st floor of the WTC to help guide others to safety. Heffernan was employed as a firefighter for the FDNY: Division 1, Battalion in Manhattan. Moran was a Battalion Chief for the FDNY, and Russell was an FDNY firefighter with Engine Company 55. They all gave their lives assisting others. Family members of those lost were presented with a plaque honoring the sacrifices made by their loved ones.