Chicago City Hall honors fallen firefighters

March 9, 2011 3:14:07 PM PST
Mayor Richard M. Daley and aldermen paid tribute Wednesday to Edward Stringer and Corey Ankum, two Chicago firefighters killed in December.

"The people of Chicago stand in sadness, but also in gratitude for the dramatic expression of humanity's highest aspiration-- the safety and protection of others," Daley said.

Stringer and Ankum were fighting a fire at an abandoned building when its roof collapsed on them. The mayor and aldermen also paid tribute to the families of the men during today's council meeting.