Edward James Day: Firefighter, Hero, Friend
If a man is to be measured by the love of the friends and family he leaves behind, Edward James Day was a King. Certainly, he was a Hero. A fireman of Ladder 11, Eddie Day was the beloved husband of Gitta. His devoted friends, Abe and Ronni Lynn and others, lovingly describe his big grin and heart to match. He was a gentle giant who loved to get down and dirty, whether fighting fires or working on his bike. Clearly, he was a wonderful friend, an inspiration to all lucky enough to have known him, and a man of courage and humor. I never met Edward. But I can tell you that he has touched my heart by the memories that linger in the minds of those who knew him. In every sense of the word, he was a great American.