Four members (Elaine French, Charlotte Flohl, Fred Miller & Phil Lai-Len), attended the funeral of Yadira Arroyo, the FDNY EMT, who was recently killed in the line of duty in the Bronx New York.
The members started their day at 4:45, meeting at the building and leaving for the Meadowlands to convoy with other New Jersey EMS units. They arrived in the Bronx at 7:30 for the 11 AM service. They stood at attention, saluting the ambulance carrying EMT Arroyo as it passed. Following that, the FDNY broadcasted the service over speakers posted on the street.
The service ended at 2pm and the EMTs again honored Arroyo. The group headed home, arriving back at the building at 4:15, it was a long but stirring day; there was hardly a dry eye in the street when the bagpipers marched by, or when the bugler played taps.
It was a pleasure for our members to honor a fellow EMT who devoted her life to service the people of her city.