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#BetterTogether: Class Act with Chris Wragge at James Madison High School as they honor Firefighter Danny Suhr

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#BetterTogether: Class Act at James Madison High School honors Danny Suhr 08:00

NEW YORK -- Class Act with Chris Wragge is back for its first stop of the 2023-2024 school year at James Madison High School in Brooklyn. 

We spent the morning with students and faculty, who came out bright and early to celebrate. 

Before tomorrow's football game, the school's brand new athletic fields will be named for Danny Suhr, a former student and captain of the football team. The hero firefighter lost his life on 9/11.

Follow the live updates below for all the highlights from our morning. 

 

Fields now bear Suhr's name

Class Act: James Madison High School officially renames football field for Danny Suhr 01:10

The athletic fields at James Madison High School were officially renamed over the weekend in memory of Danny Suhr.

A large crowd was on hand Saturday for the ceremony honoring the former student and captain of the football team who died on 9/11.

"It's certainly nice to have things like this, where it's recognized that what he did, he didn't do for nothing -- he did for a community, he did for our borough, he did for our city, he did it to help others. That was the kind of guy he was," his brother, James Suhr, said.

By CBS New York Team
 

Golden Knights showed up early and excited!

Check out today's Class Act with Chris Wragge at James Madison High School, where they're renaming their football field for a 9/11 hero. https://cbsloc.al/46E56YR

Posted by CBS New York on Friday, October 20, 2023
By CBS New York Team
 

Students lead charge to set up Knight Guard

Class Act: James Madison students look out for each other under Knight Guard 04:36

When two students had the idea to provide a mentorship program for younger kids coming into the school, their principal said let's put it into action. 

By Chris Wragge
 

Famous alums from James Madison High School

Class Act: Famous alums from James Madison High School 00:26

We have a special message from two of the school's famous New York alums.

By CBS New York Team
 

Remembering Danny Suhr, from football field to fire house

#BetterTogether: Class Act at James Madison High School honors Danny Suhr 08:00

Danny Suhr was a 9/11  hero and devoted husband, father, firefighter and friend to so many. It seems everyone has a story about him.

The athletic fields at James Madison High School, where Suhr was a star, will now bear his name. 

For years to come, students, athletes, parents and fans will see the name and hear the stories of a hero since day one.

Chris Wragge sits down with his wife and others who knew him about his life and legacy. 

CLICK HERE for the full story. 

By Chris Wragge
 

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