A ceremony was held yestrerday to honor Michael H. Haub, a fire fighter who died on 9/11 at the Twin Towers, after aditional remains were identified.
Haub spent more than a decade as a volunteer firefighter on Long Island and then worked as a fire fighter at the New York Fire Department until his death on Sept. 11, 2001.
His remains were identified by the medical examiner among those found in the rubble of the South Tower about six months after the Sept. 11, 2001 attack. Additional remains were recently confirmed.
A wake and memorial service were held on Tuesday at Krauss Funeral Home in Franklin Square on Sept. 10 for Haub..
While nearly 20 years have passed since 9/11, this ceremony was a reminder not only that the impacts continue today, in terms of loss of life, but that nearly two decades later DNA continues to be decoded
A firefighter with the FDNY’s Ladder 4, Haub died at age 34 only two years after joining the department, but after serving as a volunteer firefighter for many years on Long Island.
“Haub joined the FDNY in 1999‚ but he wasn’t a newcomer to firefighting,” according to the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York.”A 13-year veteran and captain with the Roslyn Highlands Fire Department‚ Haub had participated in the 1990 Avianca plane crash rescue.”
The Association described Haub's commitment to family, community and his job as a fire fighter, as a volunteer and with the FDNY.
“A dedicated father and firefighter‚ Haub’s life revolved around his faily and the firehouse,” according to the association.
The group said he also was proud of his German heritage and " often spoke in German to his two children and cooked up sauerbraten and goulash in the firehouse kitchen.”