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Thanksgiving 2001,
Singer Billy Ray Cyrus joins us for dinner.


November 21, 2001.


When Billy Ray Cyrus was in New York City to ride the U.S. Mint Float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and appear on the O'Reilly Factor and "Today Show," he made one more stop that touched his soul. Cyrus visited the Fire House of Ladder Co. 101/Engine Co. 202 in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, a company that lost 7 members in the Trade Center disaster.

"Words cannot describe the emotion I experienced in meeting with such courageous men and the brave widows and children of these fallen heroes. I feel the entire crew and I are now friends for life and hope they feel the same. This visit has really put things into perspective and it is something I will never forget."

When Cyrus saw that the coats of the seven lost firemen were hung in the firehouse in a place of honor, he arranged to have them displayed on the side of his float during the parade. Firemen from the Firehouse also joined him on the float.

While at the station house, Cyrus joined the firefighters for dinner and actually rode with them on a real fire call on the ladder truck. He also performed an acoustic version of "Some Gave All" for the men along with two widows and children of the seven men of the fire-company who died during the September 11 attacks.
Copyright 2001

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thanksgiving036.jpg Sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with guest Billy Ray Cyrus.

Billy Ray trying out firefighter gear.

Billy Ray Cyrus with
two of the widows of firefighters lost at the WTC.

Billy Ray sings before the memorial to the seven in heaven of Ladder 101.

Billy Ray Cyrus with firefighters. He was voted People magazine's most intriguing person of the year 2000.

Billy Ray Cyrus with firefighter.

Billy Ray Cyrus with firefighter.

Billy Ray Cyrus with firefighter.

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