The newest class of New York City firefighters is set to graduate later this month, and 13 of them are children of firefighters who lost their lives as a result of 9/11.
They're called "legacy" graduates. And it's the most any one class has ever had.
In addition to those 13, there are at least three more legacy grads who are children of other first responders who died. Including the son of an NYPD officer.
The group of graduates also includes two sets of siblings. One set is a brother and sister with two brothers who are already firefighters. They're set to graduate on September 24th.
More here at the source: The New York Post.
More on this separate story of the teens born to 9/11 widows and the fathers they never knew below.