2003-10-31 / Community

Beach 93 Street Renamed In Honor Of Captain Walter Hynes

Beach 93 Street Renamed In Honor Of Captain Walter Hynes


A portion of Beach 93 Street at Shore Front Parkway was renamed last Saturday in honor of fallen Fire Captain Walter G. Hynes, who died on September 11, 2001. Pictured, residents and firefighters honor the Pledge of Allegiance.A portion of Beach 93 Street at Shore Front Parkway was renamed last Saturday in honor of fallen Fire Captain Walter G. Hynes, who died on September 11, 2001. Pictured, residents and firefighters honor the Pledge of Allegiance.
The new street signs proclaim the corner at Walter G. Hynes Way.The new street signs proclaim the corner at Walter G. Hynes Way.Pat Hynes-Farragher, the sister of the fallen fire captain, gave a eulogy that brought tears to the eyes of many of the 250 people in attendance.Pat Hynes-Farragher, the sister of the fallen fire captain, gave a eulogy that brought tears to the eyes of many of the 250 people in attendance.

The family of the fallen fire captain at the ceremony. From left, his mother, Peggy Hynes; his daugher,  Diedre, his wife, Ronnie, and his other two daughters, Kaytlin and Kelley.The family of the fallen fire captain at the ceremony. From left, his mother, Peggy Hynes; his daugher, Diedre, his wife, Ronnie, and his other two daughters, Kaytlin and Kelley.Peggy Hynes accepts a copy of the new street sign.Peggy Hynes accepts a copy of the new street sign.

The St. Francis de Sales Folk Group, sang for the ceremony.The St. Francis de Sales Folk Group, sang for the ceremony.Local politicians and clergy watch the unveiling of the sign.Local politicians and clergy watch the unveiling of the sign.

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer spoke of the heroism of our firefighters.Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer spoke of the heroism of our firefighters.Congressman Anthony Weiner speaks as City Coun­cilman Joe Addabbo, who emceed the ceremony, looks on.Congressman Anthony Weiner speaks as City Coun­cilman Joe Addabbo, who emceed the ceremony, looks on.

Many in the crowd were firefighters and relatives of others who died on September 11, 2001 in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Pictured here are Cliff and Marie Russell, whose son, firefighter Steve Russell, was killed that day.Many in the crowd were firefighters and relatives of others who died on September 11, 2001 in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Pictured here are Cliff and Marie Russell, whose son, firefighter Steve Russell, was killed that day.

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