Stepinac Honors our Alumni First Responders at the Joseph R Riverso Memorial Game.
Carolyn FortinoSep 9, 2016, 11:00 pmSep 10, 2016, 6:44 am
Stepinac High School honors first responder alumni who risked their lives on 9/11
The school says they hope to make this a continuing tradition
Stepinac High School hosted a ceremony on Friday honoring graduates of the school who were also first responders who risked their lives on September 11 to help others.
White Plains Deputy Fire Chief Richard Houlihan graduated from Stepinac in 1973, and rushed into lower Manhattan to help others 15 years ago.
“There was a lot of stuff that I’ve kept to myself for years and years,” Houlihan said. “Every anniversary it sort of brings back emotions. But I am also very proud of that day and the guys I was working with to try and accomplish something for the people who were hurt, so it’s just nice to have a remembrance for them and for their families to let them know they’re not forgotten.”
This is the first time that the high school’s community is held a special ceremony to honor the alumni that are police, firefighters and EMS, but they say they hope to continue the tradition in the future