My brother was FDNY Lt. Billy McGinn.
On September 11, 2001, he and six of his men from Squad 18, N.Y.F.D. perished at the World Trade Center.
Billy was a devoted husband, father, firefighter and friend.
Ever since I was a child, I knew that he would do great things in life.
Little did I know that he, along with his brethren, would make the ultimate sacrifice.
A man such as Billy shall never walk this Earth again.
Our loss at times seems too great to bear.
Billy was brave to go into the World Trade Center that day and as such we must pay homage to his spirit and go on with our lives.
It was heaven here with you, Billy.
Sheila T. McGinn, sister