BROOKLYN - A Red Hook firehouse held a ceremony this morning honoring the firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

Firefighters from Engine Company 279 and Ladder Company 131 gathered to observe the first moment of silence marking the time when the north tower was hit.

Family members of those who died say it hurts now just as much as it did nine years ago.

"It's like a wound opening, so we're sort of living it all over again," says Brunilda Rodriguez, who lost her son, Anthony, in the attacks.

More than 300 firefighters lost their lives on Sept. 11, including five from the Red Hook firehouse. Their jackets hang next to a tribute to them and their service.