By Michael Barasch | Published September 11, 2019 | |
Eighteen years ago today, our country suffered the deadliest terrorist attack in human history. Thousands of innocent lives were lost on September 11, 2001, and those exposed to the World Trade Center toxins have faced a terrible health crisis that continues to afflict the 9/11 community. Tragically, more than 2,300 people have died due to Read MoreRead More
Few have shown greater bravery than the first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks. A new plan to add an additional memorial to the broader 9/11 Memorial will give these brave men and women the recognition they deserve. The new memorial will consist of ceremonial mounds along a walking path, Read MoreRead More
|On September 7 at FDNY Headquarters at 9 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, the FDNY added the names of 32 recently deceased members to the department’s World Trade Center Memorial Wall. Each of these members succumbed to 9/11-related illnesses that resulted from their participation in rescue and recovery work at Ground Zero.|
On June 16, a monument constructed from pieces of the World Trade Center was removed from a foreclosure auction list in Salem, Virginia. The decision to remove the monument came after activists called media attention to the proposed auction. Activists included relatives of deceased New York firefighters and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. The monument features Read MoreRead More
Pope Francis announced June 30 that he plans to visit the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York during his upcoming trip to the United States. According to reports, Francis will pay his respects to victims of the 9/11 attacks through his first visit to the memorial site as pope. He plans to hold Read MoreRead More
Rebuilding the World Trade Center was a triumphant achievement for developers. Although Ground Zero is now the site a beautiful new tower opened in November 2014, it has not left the history of its evolution behind. There are a number of memorials built into the new building, including the 9/11 Museum. The newest edition to Read MoreRead More
An out-of-service New Hampshire fire truck may soon be getting a second life as part of a museum honoring those who died and served on and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The truck could be loaned to a memorial at the Fairchester Hose Haulers Museum in Circleville, New York. The truck is a 1976 Dodge/Pierce Read MoreRead More
There were few things that survived the deadly terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. One of them was a callery pear tree that came to be known as the Survivor Tree. A month after the towers fell, recovery workers discovered the tree amidst the rubble. It was severely damaged, with twisted roots and snapped branches, Read MoreRead More
Wells of Life, a nonprofit organization that is known for providing clean and safe water to the children and families of Uganda, recently announced that it has completed work on the first-ever clean water well to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The well, located in the Katakwi District of Uganda, is now Read MoreRead More
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There is still time to apply for significant compensation if you have been diagnosed with any of the 68 cancers that doctors at the WTC Health Program (WTCHP) have linked to the WTC toxic dust. The deadline to apply to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is two years from the date that a cancer has been certified by the WTC Health Program — or any other governmental agency. The two-year period to register doesn’t start on the day of a cancer diagnosis. Rather, it starts only when a cancer survivor is made aware their cancer was linked to exposure to the WTC toxins.
For those who died from their WTC-linked cancers, the two-year period for their family to register starts on the day of the death of the WTC victim.
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