Town Attorney Recalls Brother's Courageous Sacrifice In The North Tower On September 11, 2001 - 27 East

Town Attorney Recalls Brother’s Courageous Sacrifice In The North Tower On September 11, 2001

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Reading the names of loved ones who perished on September 11, 2001, in Manhattan. COURTESY JAMES BURKE

Reading the names of loved ones who perished on September 11, 2001, in Manhattan. COURTESY JAMES BURKE

FDNY fallen hero, Captain William Burke COURTESY JAMES BURKE

FDNY fallen hero, Captain William Burke COURTESY JAMES BURKE

Flags border the wall alongside the firehouse across from Ground Zero.  COURTESY JAMES BURKE

Flags border the wall alongside the firehouse across from Ground Zero. COURTESY JAMES BURKE

The memorial at the 10 house, the firehouse across from Ground Zero. COUTRTESY JAMES BURKE

The memorial at the 10 house, the firehouse across from Ground Zero. COUTRTESY JAMES BURKE

Lights in New York City Thursday night, honoring those killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. COURTESY JAMES BURKE

Lights in New York City Thursday night, honoring those killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. COURTESY JAMES BURKE

Southampton Town Attorney James Burke, with brothers Christopher and Michael at last year's Tunnel to Tower Climb. COURTESY JAMES BURKE

Southampton Town Attorney James Burke, with brothers Christopher and Michael at last year's Tunnel to Tower Climb. COURTESY JAMES BURKE

James Burke with Mike Burns, an FDNY firefighter who was with Billy Burns  and survived after the heroic firefighter order him and his other men out of the North Tower.  COURTESY JAMES BURKE

James Burke with Mike Burns, an FDNY firefighter who was with Billy Burns and survived after the heroic firefighter order him and his other men out of the North Tower. COURTESY JAMES BURKE

Kitty Merrill on Sep 15, 2020
A lifeguard and a New York City firefighter, Billy Burke Jr. “did a lot of good things” during his brief lifetime. But, said his brother James, the Southampton Town attorney,... more

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