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NEWS PHOTO (Circulation Over 100,000)

First place: “Fire Fighters Raising American Flag on Ground Zero on Sept. 11”

Three New York fire fighters - Dan McWilliams, George Johnson, and Billy Eisengrein - raise a flag among the wreckage of Ground Zero. This image was transformed into a global message about the courage of fire fighters, who in the face of this horrible disaster, battled the unimaginable. The picture is a symbolic representation that life and America would go on, and has been compared to the famous photo of Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima during World War II.

The Record
Photo by:
Thomas E. Franklin
Submitted by: Uniformed Fire fighters Association of New York Local 94, New York Uniformed Fire Officer Association Local 854 and Professional Fire fighters Association of New Jersey.

Second place: "Shining Through"

The early morning sun reflects off broken windows of a building next to the site of the former World Trade Center, illuminating the ever-present smoke and dust. The picture reminds viewers of sunrise and conveys an overpowering message of hope and life after an unimaginable tragedy.


Photo by:
Lt. Andy Berkowitz
Submitted by:
Broward Count, FL Local 3333

Honorable Mention:Apartment Fire”; Fort Worth Star Telegram; Photo by: Glen Ellman; Submitted by: Local 440 Fort Worth

Fort Worth Local 440 fire fighter Kenny Dean calls for assistance in fighting the blaze that heavily damaged and destroyed seven units and displaced nine people in the Hidden Forest apartments in Fort Worth, TX.







Honorable Mention: “New York Embraces our Fire fighters”; Vancouver Sun; Photo by: Ian Smith; Submitted by: Local 18-Vancouver

Vancouver Local 18 fire fighter Alex Noke-Smith attends the funeral of his New York comrade Christian Michael Otto Regenhard.



Honorable Mention:Help the Victims”; Cleveland Plain Dealer; Photo by: Chris Stephens; Submitted by: Cleveland, OH Local 93

Cleveland Local 93 member Alberto Ramos kneels down to accept donation from a young visitor at Jacob’s Field. Fire fighters collected donations to help victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.


Honorable Mention:  “Flags”; The Cincinnati Enquirer; Photo by: Glenn Hartong; Submitted by: Cincinnati, OH Local 48

Cincinnati fire fighter at Fifth Street and Central Av. Downtown collecting donations for the families of the New York firefighters lost and injured in the attack on the World Trade center. Behind him a huge American flag hung outside of WCPO-TV.

Honorable Mention: Los Angeles Times; Photo by: Richard Koehler; Submitted by: Newport Beach, CA Local 3734

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