That's not Dec. That guy in the photo is Wide awake with those women!
Many thanks for the kind words Uncle Willy D and all who wished me a happy birthday under his comments. Lovely day had with the family whilst keeping an eye on things from the USOn this 20th Anniversary of the Attack on America, we take a moment out to say Thank You and to wish Declan Byrne, aka "Irish", a Happy Birthday.
For those who don't know this young man, we call "Dec", he has done so much for the FDNY, as mentioned above. Including taking part in the Tunnel to Towers run, making the trip all the way from Dublin, Ireland over the last few years.
On this very sad and tragic day we remember all those we have lost. As well as those who are still suffering the effects of September 11, 2001.
But on this date, we also need to appreciate what people like Declan Byrne have done in honoring and remembering that painful day.
Declan was a youngster when this event happened. But for those of us who know Dec, he has never mentioned anything about this date being his birthday. He has only mentioned about doing what he can to honor and help those victims of 9/11.
Happy Birthday Dec, and THANK YOU for all you've done for so many people, on the anniversary of Americas saddest day.
I missed this comment so ill just add a thing or two to itAs we approach this 20th Anniversary of 9/11, I recently got an interesting story regarding our good friend, Declan B., aka "Irish".
Declan has been a special friend to the FDNY, and to some of us here on this web site. He has also taken part in the Tunnel to Towers run. But recently, due to flight restrictions he has been unable to make his regular visits to NYC.
But he has NOT forgotten 9/11 and in his home country of Ireland he was recently invited to the U.S. Ambassadors Residence in Dublin, Ireland to remember the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 with a good friend who is a firefighter in Dublin.
Earlier in the year Declan designed a coin to mark this anniversary and the money he (and his Dublin Firefighter friend) raised is being donated to the Friends of Firefighters in NYC, which helps members of the FDNY.
Thank you Dec for what you have done. It is OUTSTANDING.
I might also add that those of us who know Declan, will all tell you he sure is a fun guy and a great friend to firefighters here in the U.S.A. as well.