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Emigrant Savings Bank president Howard Milstein, left, and New York Fire Department Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta participate in the Sept. 22 dedication of The Kneeling Fireman statue in front of Emigrant Savings Bank in midtown Manhattan.

Emigrant Savings Bank president Howard Milstein, left, and New York Fire Department Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta participate in the Sept. 22 dedication of The Kneeling Fireman statue in front of Emigrant Savings Bank in midtown Manhattan.

A firefighter statue donated more than a decade ago to the people of New York after the 9/11 terrorist attacks finally has a permanent home.

After about nine years in storage, the original statue created for the Firefighters Memorial in Kingdom City is now on permanent display near Times Square in New York. A duplicate statue was created and was dedicated in 2002 at the Kingdom City memorial.

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On Sept. 22, the original in New York was dedicated at a permanent display ....

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