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Title: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 06, 2012, 08:49:11 PM


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Villager s fire engine golf cart pays tribute to his son
THE VILLAGES (Fla) There are 343 pictures on Bob Ogren s golf cart, each one a firefighter killed on Sept. 11, 2001. And Ogren, a retired New York firefighter, knew a lot of them.
I worked with him when he was a battalion chief, Ogren said, pointing to William Feehan, who had worked his way up the ranks to first deputy commissioner. He was a battalion chief in the 31st Battalion.
Many of the firefighters, such as Michael Boyle, were the sons of firefighters Ogren had worked with during his 28-year career.
But the most difficult picture for Ogren to look at on his memorial golf cart is the one of Joseph Ogren, his son. Jay, as he was called, was one of 12 lost from Ladder 3.
Just a dream
Ogren was playing golf when the attacks happened.
I was told that the plane had gone into the World Trade Center, Ogren said, who saw the attacks on television when he went for lunch. I didn t think it was anything like what I saw. On his way home, Ogren stopped by the Staten Island Borough headquarters where he saw a bunch of rigs from New Jersey parked out front.
It ended up that all of the firemen were gathering around there, Ogren said, adding that a call had been put out asking all retired firefighters to meet there.
Ogren and some of his friends, also firefighters, decided they would go over to ground zero.
We went over and it was like a bad dream, Ogren said. The dust was all over the place.
It was hard to accept and I thought it was a dream and that I would wake up.
One-hundred and five stories came down into the basement of the World Trade Center, Ogren said, and there wasn t much sticking out of the ground.
I had open-toe sandals on and a golf shirt, Ogren remembers. Someone gave him a Fire Department of New York City shirt to wear, but he refused to take any closed-toe shoes.
It didn t really matter at that time, he said.
Ogren was trying to find out information about his son, but said even the fire chiefs he knew couldn t give him any information.
All that was ever found of Jay was a bone fragment.
Paying tribute
While living in Hollywood, Fla., Ogren heard about a fire engine the local fire department turned into a memorial.
The engine featured the pictures of all the firefighters killed on Sept. 11, and it was used for a variety of fundraising events.
When Ogren moved to his Village of Liberty Park home about nine months ago, he decided he wanted to do a similar tribute.
Ogren approached Yesteryear Karts six months ago with the project, armed with a book about fire engine designs through the years and a Sept. 11 book about the fallen firefighters.
The 9/11 book was to show them the feelings, Ogren said. It was to instill upon them the importance of doing this right.
It has to be treated with respect.
It was six months of designing the cart and having parts done and redone, Ogren said, which wore down on him.
A lot of times, when I was leaving there and going home, I had tears in my eyes, Ogren said.
I was gung ho on doing it (in the beginning), Ogren added. Now I m finding it hard to do.
But the end product is a fire engine golf cart with New York City Fire Department decals on either door, and a picture of every firefighter killed on Sept. 11.
The firefighters appear on the cart in alphabetical order, 172 on one side of the golf cart, 171 on the other.
I wanted it to be in alphabetical order, Ogren said. Because no matter what rank they were, they were all heroes.
Remembering
Ogren said he wants to have the golf cart displayed at special occasions, ideally using it at charitable events.
I don t really want to use the golf cart to go play golf in, he said. My thoughts were to have it and always keep it in the minds of people.
Ogren said he has a few more customizations planned for the golf cart he ll do himself, such as putting candles on the cart that people can light in memory of a person.
Ogren received the golf cart last week, and he said it brought tears to his eyes seeing it completed.
He said he s happy with what Yesteryear did for him.
They bent over backwards to get it done, he said.
The day the cart arrived, Ogren said he got a special message of approval from the 343 firefighters it honors.
It was a bright, sunny day and it hadn t rained in three weeks, Ogren said. Then, while Ogren was looking at the golf cart in his driveway it started to drizzle.
You couldn t tell it rained on the streets, but there were rain drops on the golf cart, he said.
I have to think it was 343 drops, Ogren added, his voice trembling. They were sending a message.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 24, 2012, 03:29:01 AM
http://thechiefleader.com/opinion/blogs/virtuous-american-justice/article_17f0cc76-a036-11e1-909f-001a4bcf6878.html (http://thechiefleader.com/opinion/blogs/virtuous-american-justice/article_17f0cc76-a036-11e1-909f-001a4bcf6878.html)                                                                                                                                                                                                              John Feal article.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 31, 2012, 07:46:11 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/nyregion/ahead-of-ruling-on-cancer-worry-of-strain-on-9-11-victims-fund.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hpw (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/nyregion/ahead-of-ruling-on-cancer-worry-of-strain-on-9-11-victims-fund.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hpw)        ...................WTC CANCER INFO.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 09, 2012, 01:19:43 PM
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/a-close-bond-and-the-unending-toll-of-911/?partner=rss&emc=rss (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/a-close-bond-and-the-unending-toll-of-911/?partner=rss&emc=rss)   ...........     A sad story REST IN PEACE TO ALL......N.F.  ....N.F.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 18, 2012, 03:03:59 PM
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/slight_fight_zY6Hj5yDziqVQW5k8aiamJ (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/slight_fight_zY6Hj5yDziqVQW5k8aiamJ)                                                                                                     Politicians doing what they do best ?
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 18, 2012, 03:09:56 PM
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/more_modest_museum_97B3Z7xf1bsjKfZL7ORi4L?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Editorials (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/more_modest_museum_97B3Z7xf1bsjKfZL7ORi4L?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Editorials)                                             .....A more modest museum.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 20, 2012, 02:13:07 AM
A NY State issued license plate for the f&#kin olympics ......but no license plate for 9-11 available in NY State WTF....... http://law.onecle.com/new-york/vehicle-traffic/VAT0404-O_404-O.html (http://law.onecle.com/new-york/vehicle-traffic/VAT0404-O_404-O.html)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 04, 2012, 05:30:39 PM
http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/events/2012/090312a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/events/2012/090312a.shtml)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 06, 2012, 08:38:27 PM
9-6-12....NINE MORE NAMES ADDED ....CONTINUED RIP TO ALL.....NEVER FORGET !...NEVER FORGIVE!...... http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/events/2012/090612a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/events/2012/090612a.shtml)


Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 06, 2012, 09:33:00 PM
SATURDAY 9-8-12....NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL................'9/11: The Fireman's Story' review

Published: September 5, 2012 4:49 PM
By VERNE GAY  verne.gay@newsday.com
THE DOCUMENTARY "9/11: The Firemen's Story"
WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 10 p.m. on National Geographic Channel
WHAT IT'S ABOUT Long Islanders figure prominently in this film told from the FDNY perspective, with interviews of Debbie Palmer -- widow of Orio Palmer, a battalion chief who lived in Valley Stream and who led a team to the 78th floor of the South Tower -- and John Vigiano Sr., former captain, who lost two sons, John Vigiano II, of West Islip, with Ladder Company 132 in Brooklyn, and Joseph, of Medford, an NYPD detective with an emergency services unit in Harlem.
Historical perspective offered here says the FDNY attacked the infernos with an aggression that was part of the culture of the department -- and which would lead to tragic consequences; and also argues that the failure of the NYPD to alert firemen in the North Tower to imminent danger of collapse was borne of an old grudge between both departments.
Testimonials include those from relatives of Rescue Unit Three's Tommy Foley, an FDNY celebrity before 9/11 (People magazine had named him a most eligible bachelor); and Louie Cacchioli, of Engine Company 47, who has contributed to other 9/11 memorials. A former World Trade Center office worker, Marvin Pickrum, offers among the most heartfelt tributes: "Those guys were angels that day." In all, 343 FDNY members perished on 9/11.
MY SAY John Vigiano Sr. breaks down toward the end of this film, and you are left to wonder how many hundreds of times he's done this over the intervening years. For most of the media, Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of 9/11. But for Vigiano and thousands of others, it's that day again -- the one they've lived with every waking moment since. This film does a good job of telling the FDNY story albeit confined to 44 minutes, hardly a complete one.
But at least it remembers the sacrifice and that's something the rest of us should do as well. Watch Vigiano and try not to get choked up.
BOTTOM LINE A good but incomplete documentary on the worst day -- by far -- in FDNY history.
GRADE B+

Other 9/11 programming
* "9/11 Emergency Room" (Saturdy at 8 p.m., TLC) -- Documenart tracks the events of paramedics, doctors, nurses and survivors unaware their lives were about to change forever.
* "9/11: Voices from the Air" (Sunday at 10 p.m., National Geographic) -- The story of the attacks through recordings and personal testimony.
* "The 9/11 Surfer" (Tuesday, 8 p.m., Discovery) -- Tale of a 22nd story survivor who rode falling debris to safety.
* And of course there's live "9/11 Remembrance Coverage" (Tuesday, from 8 a.m.-noon, WNYW/5, WWOR/9, WPIX/11; 8:30 a.m.-noon, WNBC/4). Plus, check Tuesday listings for lots of documentary encores on History, H2, Military and Smithsonian.
-- Diane Werts
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: grumpy grizzly on September 07, 2012, 05:15:19 PM

thanx for the heads-up!
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 07, 2012, 07:45:05 PM
The show about several 9-11 Families is on tom night Sat 9-8-12 on Nat Geo.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 08, 2012, 02:42:25 PM
FF MICHAEL J. CAWLEY FLAGPOLE DEDICATION.....Sunday 9-9-12 @ 1100 hrs there will be a dedication of a Flagpole in honor of FF Michael J. Cawley LAD*136 RIP 9-11 .....it will held outside St Marys Nativity Church at Parsons Blvd & 46 Ave Flushing Queens.....all off-duty Members & their Families are invited to attend.......NEVER FORGET !......NEVER FORGIVE !


Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 13, 2012, 02:53:34 AM
The flagpole dedication was an excellent event hosted by the Knights Of Columbus.....Much Thanks to them for NEVER FORGETTING!
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 13, 2012, 02:56:01 AM
On 9-11-12 the "today show" aired the kardashian woman rather than doing something on 9-11.....F&#K them.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 13, 2012, 08:37:22 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/13/walmart-apologizes-students-september-11-police_n_1881579.html?utm_hp_ref=miami&ncid=webmail1 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/13/walmart-apologizes-students-september-11-police_n_1881579.html?utm_hp_ref=miami&ncid=webmail1)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 13, 2012, 10:15:26 PM
THE TWIN TOWERS..PART 1......   Twin Towers Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPnt4BaL13E#ws) 
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 13, 2012, 10:17:54 PM
THE TWIN TOWERS ..PART 2.....  Twin Towers Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc9BbFDd-FA#ws) 
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 13, 2012, 10:30:02 PM
THE TWIN TOWERS ..PART 3.......  Twin Towers Part 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZQq2BGeZzo#ws)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 15, 2012, 01:58:25 AM
If you missed the "Firemans Story" last Sat 9-8-12  it is being aired again this morning Sat 9-15-12 on the National Geographic Channel @ 11 am.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 15, 2012, 01:59:27 AM
Jim Boyle former UFA President donates Son's Uniform cap....... http://www.newsday.com/911-anniversary/f....court-1.3997517 (http://www.newsday.com/911-anniversary/f....court-1.3997517)


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Post by: 68jk09 on September 17, 2012, 02:19:25 PM
9-11-12......                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fdnyhome/sets/72157631514233035/show/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fdnyhome/sets/72157631514233035/show/)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 19, 2012, 02:58:09 PM
REST IN PEACE....Another 9-11 Victim....NEVER FORGET !... NEVER FORGIVE !......... http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/wido....ticle-1.1160340 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/wido....ticle-1.1160340)
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Post by: 68jk09 on September 29, 2012, 01:56:07 AM
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/09/new_york_pastor_accused_of_usi.html (http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/09/new_york_pastor_accused_of_usi.html)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 05, 2013, 08:38:26 PM
QUOTE........The following is a story that Lt John Napolitano of Rescue 2's father shared on the  nycffbrotherhood facebook page recently. I think this father explains the grief so many have experienced on that day and even today as we continue to lose our brother's.

Never Forget!

For all those that I had the Honor to know and Love..and for those that I did not have the Honor to know and all those who Serve..God Bless them all..
A New Years Day Tale.. The Red Fire Hydrant..
One day many years ago I went into my shed in our backyard..I grew up in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn we didn't have a shed, come to think of it..we didn't have a back yard either..so anyway here I am a homeowner in Lakeland, Ronkonkoma, New York, we bought the house a few years back and we were happy that our kids had it a little bit better than we did, my Son John was about 15 now, Dawn was 13 and Stacy was 9..so I go to the shed, don't remember why, probably going to do some homeowner stuff..and there in the shed was a Fire Hydrant..a big Red Fire Hydrant.. I close the shed door and just stood there, here I am A Cop in Brooklyn, and somewhere in Ronkonkoma a Street is missing a Fire Hydrant.. I'm thinking to myself, no way my Son John has any thing to do with this..he never got into trouble, he's an Honor Student..plus he's skinny, no way he can carry this thing, it probably weighs more than him.. but if he did put this thing in the Shed, I know his friend Terry Mawn had to have a hand in it, anyway I decided not to say anything right away, I will watch them and figure out what they are up too, so off in the corner of my shed is the mystery of the big Red Fire Hydrant.
Time went by and to tell the truth I never gave the Fire Hydrant a second thought,my Son and his Friends all used to hang out by my house, we were the last house on a dead end Street, no houses across the Street, in those days, my Wife Joann and I used to leave the doors unlocked in case the kids had to use the bathroom or if they got hungry or thirsty, when ever I came home from a tough tour, I used to park my car down the block and watch my Son and his Friends play and in time everything became right in the World again, they were good Kids..not perfect, like that Fire Hydrant thing..but they were good Kids..
Time went by, I come home and there is Firefighter Stuff in the House, I asked my Wife .."whats this".. she tells me that our Son John became a Junior Volunteer Firefighter with the Lakeland Fire Department, that all his Friends are doing it..so here they are the probable Kidnappers of the Red Fire Hydrant that is in my Shed, they are now "Volunteer Firefighters..John P Napolitano, Terry Mawn, Glen Pettit, John Defilippo, Peter Brennan, Billy Mahoney.. it will pass I thought to myself..they will get tired of it. Soon there was Alarms going off in the house at all crazy hours, and out the door my Son John would rush, the same scene going on in his Friends homes, I thought for sure now that they will get tired of this..I was wrong
Time went by the Kids are Men now, Terry and Glen are Cops, Billy John, Pete and my Son John are Firefighters with the FDNY, and they are still with the Lakeland Fire Department, all of them married with Kids of their own, except Glen.. I am so Proud of them, they are such really Good Guys..maybe one day I will ask them how the hell I got a Fire Hydrant in my Shed..
Time goes by..it is September, a clear and beautiful day, I am working for a Commercial Bakery that produces bread for some of the New York area Supermarkets, I go into the back of one of the Stores that I supervise, and someone who knew that I was once a Cop says to me.."What are you doing here..they are looking for Cops..off duty Cops and ex-Cops..we are at War"..that is how I find out about 9/11"..I try to call my Son at home I didn't know that he was already there..in time I find out that my Son and Pete, and Glen, and Billy are among the many missing Hero Firefighters and Police Officers, and also my lifelong Friend Lt John Crisci, FDNY, his Brother Lenny my Best Friend and also former NYPD,together we leave for the Trade Center..Lenny and I went to kindergarten together, right through the 8th grade..never did we ever think that we would be going through something like this..we were not prepared for the horror that we were going to see.. I write a message to my Son in the Trade Center ash..I want him to know that I am there..Lenny and I find a young woman under a Steel Beam, we make a Cross from the debris and place it by her..I say a Prayer, and I am thinking to my self that if someone finds my Son..will they do the same, perhaps my Son is beside me.."Don't cry Dad, she is no longer there, she is with me now, and she is alright..and so am I".. One day A Cop with a Search Dog is going past me and he stops, we make eye contact, it is Sgt Terry Mawn Suffolk County Police, Terry was my Son's Best Man when John married Anne.. Terry is exhausted and as he looks at the face of his Best Friends Father, he falls into my arms..I hug him and tell him to be careful, he nods his head then goes to look for his Friends, I leave where I am and climb up the Steel, I do not want to see anymore of my Sons Friends..this is too hard, on them and on me..I still see them playing by our House..as I go up a hill of Steel I see A Firefighter, his back to me, when he turns we face each other, it is Lt John Defilippo, he looks so sad..John used to come home from School with my Son and if it was a day that I was off I would be cooking, usually a big pot of gravy with meatballs, my Son would go to his room do his homework..John would sit and eat..now he is searching for his Friend..
Time goes by, Lt John Crisci is recovered, so is Police Officer Glen Pettit,and Firefighter Billy Mahoney..not recovered is Firefighter Peter Brennan, and my Son, Lt John P Napolitano, FDNY, Rescue 2.. One day I was babysitting for my Son's two Little Girls and Emma now 3 years old points at her Fathers Picture and with a big smile on her face says.."that's my Daddy"..and I say to her.."that's right, that's your Daddy"..Elizabeth now 6 years old used to draw a lot, just like her Father used too when he was a boy,I watch as she goes into her Fathers old bedroom with a piece of paper and when she comes out she doesn't have the paper, I go into the room and I see on my Son's old dresser a drawing of a little girl with golden hair and on the drawing in the print of a child are the words.."Daddy I Love You"..
Time goes by, the years where do they go, my Son's little Girls got big, we sell the house..I put a lot of stuff by the curb, but I am going to keep my Son's clothes..I see some Guys in a Pickup Truck going through the Items at the curb and when they see me they panic like they did something wrong, I tell them it is OK, they speak mostly Spanish but they understand me, I tell them to take what they want they are happy, one of the Guys was about my Son's size so I tell him to wait and I go in the house and bring out my Son's clothes and I give it to him, I tell them that I have some old but good furniture and that they could have it, they say yes and that they will come back with some help, and when they come back the young man that I gave the clothes to is wearing one of my Son's shirts and he is smiling from ear to ear, he points to the shirt and in a heavy accent he says.."..it like Christmas".. I smile at him and step away as they take whatever they could use, and when they leave, the young man gives me a hug.. and I think to myself.."Thank you Son"..
Time goes by, there are so many Holidays without those that we love, but yet they are with us, I know that I am not alone..all of those that we lost on 9/11 have Families that are hurting, and the hurt will NEVER go away..all the Son's and Daughters, Husbands and Wives, Brothers and Sisters, Friends that are in the Military, and are continuing the fight against Evil and have made the Supreme Sacrifice, all those that knew and loved them..are hurting..my Family does not stand alone with a broken heart..it seems that everyday somewhere in this Great Country, a Firefighter, or Police Officer, or other First Responder, loses their life to keep someone safe..and our Family grows..and yet we all find a way to turn to those who are still with us, those who we love, and find a smile and say the words.. "Merry Christmas".. "Happy New Year".. and I think that we are able to do this because not only do we appreciate the love that we feel from those who are here but because we still feel the love from those who are not...and although I see what I know so many others see when I close my eyes at night, the devastation, the senseless horror of that day in September..a Flag draped Stokes basket, a Hero carried by Hero's..a young Woman, covered in ash..the faces of childhood friends, playing together..the Face of a Hero with a number 2 on his helmet, a Face that says.."no harm will come to you..not on my watch"..I also see the smiling Face of a Boy who wanted to make a difference, and the Face of a Man..who did..
Time goes by, it is News Years Day, and to all my Friends in Family, I wish all of you a Happy New Year, and for me today I am Happy, and celebrate the New Year with you because I still see a smiling Face and I hear a voice that says.."Merry Christmas, Dad..and a Happy New Year"..
We sold the House, coincidentally to a Retired NYPD Sargent, he actually worked in one of the Houses that I worked in ..he and his wife were very sad to hear about my Son and were honored that the Street sign across from the House on the corner said.."Lt John P Napolitano Drive"..his wife asked me to leave a picture of John, which I did, and I also left some things that I wouldn't be needing, some furniture and a computer table, and a television..and also in the Shed..a Big Red Fire Hydrant..

UNQUOTE.....CONTINUED RIP TO ALL .....also....CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR THE THE COMFORT OF THOSE LEFT BEHIND.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 69 METS on January 05, 2013, 09:11:04 PM
QUOTE........The following is a story that Lt John Napolitano of Rescue 2's father shared on the  nycffbrotherhood facebook page recently. I think this father explains the grief so many have experienced on that day and even today as we continue to lose our brother's.

Never Forget!

For all those that I had the Honor to know and Love..and for those that I did not have the Honor to know and all those who Serve..God Bless them all..
A New Years Day Tale.. The Red Fire Hydrant..
One day many years ago I went into my shed in our backyard..I grew up in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn we didn't have a shed, come to think of it..we didn't have a back yard either..so anyway here I am a homeowner in Lakeland, Ronkonkoma, New York, we bought the house a few years back and we were happy that our kids had it a little bit better than we did, my Son John was about 15 now, Dawn was 13 and Stacy was 9..so I go to the shed, don't remember why, probably going to do some homeowner stuff..and there in the shed was a Fire Hydrant..a big Red Fire Hydrant.. I close the shed door and just stood there, here I am A Cop in Brooklyn, and somewhere in Ronkonkoma a Street is missing a Fire Hydrant.. I'm thinking to myself, no way my Son John has any thing to do with this..he never got into trouble, he's an Honor Student..plus he's skinny, no way he can carry this thing, it probably weighs more than him.. but if he did put this thing in the Shed, I know his friend Terry Mawn had to have a hand in it, anyway I decided not to say anything right away, I will watch them and figure out what they are up too, so off in the corner of my shed is the mystery of the big Red Fire Hydrant.
Time went by and to tell the truth I never gave the Fire Hydrant a second thought,my Son and his Friends all used to hang out by my house, we were the last house on a dead end Street, no houses across the Street, in those days, my Wife Joann and I used to leave the doors unlocked in case the kids had to use the bathroom or if they got hungry or thirsty, when ever I came home from a tough tour, I used to park my car down the block and watch my Son and his Friends play and in time everything became right in the World again, they were good Kids..not perfect, like that Fire Hydrant thing..but they were good Kids..
Time went by, I come home and there is Firefighter Stuff in the House, I asked my Wife .."whats this".. she tells me that our Son John became a Junior Volunteer Firefighter with the Lakeland Fire Department, that all his Friends are doing it..so here they are the probable Kidnappers of the Red Fire Hydrant that is in my Shed, they are now "Volunteer Firefighters..John P Napolitano, Terry Mawn, Glen Pettit, John Defilippo, Peter Brennan, Billy Mahoney.. it will pass I thought to myself..they will get tired of it. Soon there was Alarms going off in the house at all crazy hours, and out the door my Son John would rush, the same scene going on in his Friends homes, I thought for sure now that they will get tired of this..I was wrong
Time went by the Kids are Men now, Terry and Glen are Cops, Billy John, Pete and my Son John are Firefighters with the FDNY, and they are still with the Lakeland Fire Department, all of them married with Kids of their own, except Glen.. I am so Proud of them, they are such really Good Guys..maybe one day I will ask them how the hell I got a Fire Hydrant in my Shed..
Time goes by..it is September, a clear and beautiful day, I am working for a Commercial Bakery that produces bread for some of the New York area Supermarkets, I go into the back of one of the Stores that I supervise, and someone who knew that I was once a Cop says to me.."What are you doing here..they are looking for Cops..off duty Cops and ex-Cops..we are at War"..that is how I find out about 9/11"..I try to call my Son at home I didn't know that he was already there..in time I find out that my Son and Pete, and Glen, and Billy are among the many missing Hero Firefighters and Police Officers, and also my lifelong Friend Lt John Crisci, FDNY, his Brother Lenny my Best Friend and also former NYPD,together we leave for the Trade Center..Lenny and I went to kindergarten together, right through the 8th grade..never did we ever think that we would be going through something like this..we were not prepared for the horror that we were going to see.. I write a message to my Son in the Trade Center ash..I want him to know that I am there..Lenny and I find a young woman under a Steel Beam, we make a Cross from the debris and place it by her..I say a Prayer, and I am thinking to my self that if someone finds my Son..will they do the same, perhaps my Son is beside me.."Don't cry Dad, she is no longer there, she is with me now, and she is alright..and so am I".. One day A Cop with a Search Dog is going past me and he stops, we make eye contact, it is Sgt Terry Mawn Suffolk County Police, Terry was my Son's Best Man when John married Anne.. Terry is exhausted and as he looks at the face of his Best Friends Father, he falls into my arms..I hug him and tell him to be careful, he nods his head then goes to look for his Friends, I leave where I am and climb up the Steel, I do not want to see anymore of my Sons Friends..this is too hard, on them and on me..I still see them playing by our House..as I go up a hill of Steel I see A Firefighter, his back to me, when he turns we face each other, it is Lt John Defilippo, he looks so sad..John used to come home from School with my Son and if it was a day that I was off I would be cooking, usually a big pot of gravy with meatballs, my Son would go to his room do his homework..John would sit and eat..now he is searching for his Friend..
Time goes by, Lt John Crisci is recovered, so is Police Officer Glen Pettit,and Firefighter Billy Mahoney..not recovered is Firefighter Peter Brennan, and my Son, Lt John P Napolitano, FDNY, Rescue 2.. One day I was babysitting for my Son's two Little Girls and Emma now 3 years old points at her Fathers Picture and with a big smile on her face says.."that's my Daddy"..and I say to her.."that's right, that's your Daddy"..Elizabeth now 6 years old used to draw a lot, just like her Father used too when he was a boy,I watch as she goes into her Fathers old bedroom with a piece of paper and when she comes out she doesn't have the paper, I go into the room and I see on my Son's old dresser a drawing of a little girl with golden hair and on the drawing in the print of a child are the words.."Daddy I Love You"..
Time goes by, the years where do they go, my Son's little Girls got big, we sell the house..I put a lot of stuff by the curb, but I am going to keep my Son's clothes..I see some Guys in a Pickup Truck going through the Items at the curb and when they see me they panic like they did something wrong, I tell them it is OK, they speak mostly Spanish but they understand me, I tell them to take what they want they are happy, one of the Guys was about my Son's size so I tell him to wait and I go in the house and bring out my Son's clothes and I give it to him, I tell them that I have some old but good furniture and that they could have it, they say yes and that they will come back with some help, and when they come back the young man that I gave the clothes to is wearing one of my Son's shirts and he is smiling from ear to ear, he points to the shirt and in a heavy accent he says.."..it like Christmas".. I smile at him and step away as they take whatever they could use, and when they leave, the young man gives me a hug.. and I think to myself.."Thank you Son"..
Time goes by, there are so many Holidays without those that we love, but yet they are with us, I know that I am not alone..all of those that we lost on 9/11 have Families that are hurting, and the hurt will NEVER go away..all the Son's and Daughters, Husbands and Wives, Brothers and Sisters, Friends that are in the Military, and are continuing the fight against Evil and have made the Supreme Sacrifice, all those that knew and loved them..are hurting..my Family does not stand alone with a broken heart..it seems that everyday somewhere in this Great Country, a Firefighter, or Police Officer, or other First Responder, loses their life to keep someone safe..and our Family grows..and yet we all find a way to turn to those who are still with us, those who we love, and find a smile and say the words.. "Merry Christmas".. "Happy New Year".. and I think that we are able to do this because not only do we appreciate the love that we feel from those who are here but because we still feel the love from those who are not...and although I see what I know so many others see when I close my eyes at night, the devastation, the senseless horror of that day in September..a Flag draped Stokes basket, a Hero carried by Hero's..a young Woman, covered in ash..the faces of childhood friends, playing together..the Face of a Hero with a number 2 on his helmet, a Face that says.."no harm will come to you..not on my watch"..I also see the smiling Face of a Boy who wanted to make a difference, and the Face of a Man..who did..
Time goes by, it is News Years Day, and to all my Friends in Family, I wish all of you a Happy New Year, and for me today I am Happy, and celebrate the New Year with you because I still see a smiling Face and I hear a voice that says.."Merry Christmas, Dad..and a Happy New Year"..
We sold the House, coincidentally to a Retired NYPD Sargent, he actually worked in one of the Houses that I worked in ..he and his wife were very sad to hear about my Son and were honored that the Street sign across from the House on the corner said.."Lt John P Napolitano Drive"..his wife asked me to leave a picture of John, which I did, and I also left some things that I wouldn't be needing, some furniture and a computer table, and a television..and also in the Shed..a Big Red Fire Hydrant..

UNQUOTE.....CONTINUED RIP TO ALL .....also....CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR THE THE COMFORT OF THOSE LEFT BEHIND.
So well said, so powerful ... I know the pain that I still feel over 11 years after so many of my friends and Brothers were murdered. As a father, I can't begin to imagine what Mr. Napolitano (and all of the fathers who lost their hero sons) has to deal with on a daily basis. God Bless them all ... NEVER FORGIVE ... NEVER FORGET.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 04, 2013, 05:53:23 PM
http://ixxilungs.com/ (http://ixxilungs.com/)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 19, 2013, 10:26:12 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50141735n (http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50141735n)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 29, 2013, 03:45:19 PM
A new round of sifting 9-11 debris begins Monday 4-1-13.....Hopefully it will bring some additional closure to those waiting........NEVER FORGET ! ....NEVER FORGIVE !......         http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/179577/new-round-of-wtc-debris-sifts-begin-monday?ap=1&MP4 (http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/179577/new-round-of-wtc-debris-sifts-begin-monday?ap=1&MP4)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 30, 2013, 10:21:33 PM
http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/179627/some-september-11th-victims--families-against-plan-to-renew-debris-sifting (http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/179627/some-september-11th-victims--families-against-plan-to-renew-debris-sifting)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 02, 2013, 05:14:19 PM
http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/179756/me--two-potential-remains-found-in-latest-wtc-debris-sift?ap=1&MP4 (http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/179756/me--two-potential-remains-found-in-latest-wtc-debris-sift?ap=1&MP4)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 04, 2013, 05:40:46 PM
http://www.myfoxny.com/story/21858432/possible-human-remains-found-in-new-911-debris (http://www.myfoxny.com/story/21858432/possible-human-remains-found-in-new-911-debris)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 11, 2013, 06:18:54 PM
Staten Island 9-11 Memorial vandalized.....AGAIN......                                                                        http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/04/11/vandals-hit-staten-islands-world-trade-center-memorial/ (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/04/11/vandals-hit-staten-islands-world-trade-center-memorial/)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: nfd2004 on April 11, 2013, 08:52:10 PM
SICKENING ! ! !
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 14, 2013, 11:21:11 PM
Disgusting news.....the fat cats that pocket this money should be ashamed.....F&%K YOU......... http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/death_toll_F46VkaFcmibFMHQMYgr0qJ (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/death_toll_F46VkaFcmibFMHQMYgr0qJ)

Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 04, 2013, 03:25:11 PM
9/11 museum at Ground Zero will charge for admission, angering family members of victims

The Board of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum voted last week to charge admission to the museum, with the dollar amount expected to be $20-$25, upsetting some victims' family members.

By Corky Siemaszko / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Published: Friday, May 3, 2013, 1:23 PM

Updated: Saturday, May 4, 2013, 1:02 AM






People making the pilgrimage to Ground Zero will have to pony up anywhere from $20 to $25 to descend into the new subterranean museum when it finally opens next year.

And, unlike some other museums in the city, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at Ground Zero will charge a mandatory fee — not just a suggested donation — for the privilege.

“We’re still in the process of considering how much, but it will be in the range of $20 to $25,” Anthony Guido, a spokesman for the museum said Friday. “It will be a set fee.”


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/9-11-museum-charge-admission-article-1.1334205#ixzz2SKOcAsGm (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/9-11-museum-charge-admission-article-1.1334205#ixzz2SKOcAsGm)   


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The ‘pay to grieve’ 9/11 museum is a national disgrace

9/11 family members never wanted a billion-dollar money pit. All we hoped for was a simple, uplifting, honorable and patriotic memorial for all who were lost that terrible September day. Instead, those who want to pay their respects will instead have to pay Bloomberg & Co.
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By Sally Regenhard / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/9-11-museum-charge-admission-article-1.1334205#ixzz2SKOcAsGm (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/9-11-museum-charge-admission-article-1.1334205#ixzz2SKOcAsGm)
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... ............................. THIS CERTAINLY IS A DISGRACE ANY MEMORIAL BUILT SHOULD BE JUST THAT A MEMORIAL .....A PLACE TO GO & PAY RESPECTS....IT NEVER SHOULD HAVE BECOME SUCH AN EXPENSIVE ENDEAVOR & A CASH COW FOR SOME OF THOSE INVOLVED....(ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAD NO TIES TO ANYONE INVOLVED)......WHATS NEXT SOME AMUSEMENT RIDES.....FACE PAINTING ....A SAUSAGE & PEPPER WAGON....?....MIGHT AS WELL THROW IN A HALLAL HOT DOG CART FOR POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.

Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 02, 2013, 04:20:19 PM
Victims remains moved......    http://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/9-11-wtc-remains-to-stay-in-more-secure-facility-1.5355097 (http://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/9-11-wtc-remains-to-stay-in-more-secure-facility-1.5355097)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 09, 2013, 10:21:00 PM
Photos from the new Tower......                              http://www.baba-mail.com/Content.aspx?emailid=4568&memberid=750529 (http://www.baba-mail.com/Content.aspx?emailid=4568&memberid=750529)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 23, 2013, 03:07:42 AM
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/07/20/report-vandals-made-off-with-911-memorial-plaque/ (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/07/20/report-vandals-made-off-with-911-memorial-plaque/)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 27, 2013, 01:32:41 AM
BOATLIFT...An untold story...watch until the end & listen to the Amberjack Cpts comment....   http://www.youtube.com/embed/MDOrzF7B2Kg?rel=0 (http://www.youtube.com/embed/MDOrzF7B2Kg?rel=0)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO. Boatlift&$$$
Post by: STAjo on July 27, 2013, 06:53:18 AM
Re: 'Boatlift'- Fantastic NY Story, of We The People of NY, Powerful Moving Story of
 NY'ers in Distress coming together to Help One Another, What a City ! 8)
Re: $$/WTC Memorial - Disgusting, Disturbing Story of the Unfettered,
Unending, Absolute Greed of the Monied-Class, Capitalist Mentality of the Money-Changers in The Temple, What a City !  :( 
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: nfd2004 on July 27, 2013, 08:02:06 AM
BOATLIFT...An untold story...watch until the end & listen to the Amberjack Cpts comment....   http://www.youtube.com/embed/MDOrzF7B2Kg?rel=0 (http://www.youtube.com/embed/MDOrzF7B2Kg?rel=0)

 A 12 minute video that tells the story of "Heros of the Hudson" saving a half million people.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 02, 2013, 06:49:14 PM
NEVER FORGET ! ....NEVER FORGIVE !....  http://www.ebay.com/itm/World-Trade-Center-Brochure-the-Port-Authority-New-York-/290953007896?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43be269318 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/World-Trade-Center-Brochure-the-Port-Authority-New-York-/290953007896?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43be269318)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 16, 2013, 07:18:58 AM
http://ampacus.webs.com/ (http://ampacus.webs.com/)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: mikeindabronx on August 21, 2013, 09:56:51 AM
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/08/plaque_is_dedicated_to_staten.html (http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/08/plaque_is_dedicated_to_staten.html)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 28, 2013, 01:38:05 AM
FDNY 343 RIDE.......  http://www.newsday.com/business/unique-fundraising-ideas-nyc-fire-department-somuchsavings-to-ride-in-remembrance-of-9-11-fallen-brothers-and-the-nation-s-wounded-heroes-1.5956629 (http://www.newsday.com/business/unique-fundraising-ideas-nyc-fire-department-somuchsavings-to-ride-in-remembrance-of-9-11-fallen-brothers-and-the-nation-s-wounded-heroes-1.5956629)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 28, 2013, 02:01:19 AM
BIKERS FOR BINI.....   http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/08/25/bikers-ride-for-charity-in-honor-of-911-hero/ (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/08/25/bikers-ride-for-charity-in-honor-of-911-hero/)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 07, 2013, 03:40:22 PM
12 Names added to THE WALL...... http://www.ny1.com/content/news/188381/names-of-12-fdny-members-added-to-wtc-memorial-wall (http://www.ny1.com/content/news/188381/names-of-12-fdny-members-added-to-wtc-memorial-wall)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 07, 2013, 03:55:10 PM
Possible Landmark FH.......  http://queens.ny1.com/content/news/188278/queens-residents-push-to-landmark-firehouse-to-honor-firemen-lost-in-9-11 (http://queens.ny1.com/content/news/188278/queens-residents-push-to-landmark-firehouse-to-honor-firemen-lost-in-9-11)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 14, 2013, 01:27:34 AM
The Vigiano Family........ http://www.upworthy.com/here-are-2-incredible-reasons-to-tell-people-i-love-you-whenever-you-get-the-chance (http://www.upworthy.com/here-are-2-incredible-reasons-to-tell-people-i-love-you-whenever-you-get-the-chance)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 12, 2013, 07:13:10 PM
LAB NAME CONTROVERSY......   http://nypost.com/2013/10/11/911-families-furor-over-lab-name/ (http://nypost.com/2013/10/11/911-families-furor-over-lab-name/)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: nfd2004 on October 13, 2013, 08:15:50 AM
LAB NAME CONTROVERSY......   http://nypost.com/2013/10/11/911-families-furor-over-lab-name/ (http://nypost.com/2013/10/11/911-families-furor-over-lab-name/)

  Thanks Chief for posting this. That is really quite a story. More people need to see that and I will do my best to pass it on.

 
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 22, 2013, 05:01:25 AM
I recd this e mail...anybody in the area or knowing anybody there Please pass this on.... During a Pearl Harbor remembrance there will also be a dedication of a 9/11 memorial featuring a piece of the NYC World Trade Center in Boynton Beach Fla.
The date is Dec. 7, 2013 and the time is 10 AM, at Veterans Memorial Park, 411 N. Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach Fla.
All members who can are asked to attend wearing some form of FDNY shirt and/or hat.

Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 01, 2013, 03:25:10 AM
CAITLIN LANGONE INTERVIEW...   News 12 Interview Caitlin Langone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31kbLKDCz8Q#ws)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: STAjo on December 01, 2013, 12:09:30 PM
CAITLIN LANGONE INTERVIEW...   News 12 Interview Caitlin Langone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31kbLKDCz8Q#ws)

 Very Nice Piece jk, Thank You. God Bless Them All. jw
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 13, 2014, 07:28:38 PM
Seeing how some FDNY FHs were denied pieces of WTC steel for a FH Memorial this paragraph from the article really sticks out..... QUOTE ..The LT Governor & an appointee of Gov Christie to the Port Authority travelled the State to deliver tons of it to politically important towns" UNQUOTE.... (i guess the State referred to was NJ)..... the article.. www.nytimes.com/2014/03/12/nyregion/removing-9-11-artifacts-from-new-jerseys-nest-of-political-patronage.html?_r=1 (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/12/nyregion/removing-9-11-artifacts-from-new-jerseys-nest-of-political-patronage.html?_r=1)

Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 20, 2014, 04:31:32 PM
www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140320/financial-district/teen-climbs-top-of-wtc-after-breaking-through-security-papd-says (http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140320/financial-district/teen-climbs-top-of-wtc-after-breaking-through-security-papd-says) .....He was given a "summons & released" .....yea that really got his attention....a businessman running to practice for the marathon comes around a corner & accidentally steps in wet cement then gets arrested & put through the system losing his watch & ring in the process & still gets a summons the next day....yea they really scared this kid & set an example....Those there to Honor Those Killed including Off Duty Law Enforcementget hassled if carrying .....out of State licensed people carrying get hassled but the kid who pre planned this ...why bother....WTF.


Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 20, 2014, 05:11:36 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=9473418 (http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=9473418)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 26, 2014, 04:33:42 AM
Another incident....  http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140325/financial-district/two-cnn-reporters-arrested-for-trying-break-into-world-trade-center (http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140325/financial-district/two-cnn-reporters-arrested-for-trying-break-into-world-trade-center)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 05, 2014, 01:18:58 PM
http://nypost.com/2014/05/04/unidentified-911-remains-moving-to-ground-zero-museum-on-may-10/ (http://nypost.com/2014/05/04/unidentified-911-remains-moving-to-ground-zero-museum-on-may-10/)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 10, 2014, 04:25:44 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/unidentified-remains-9-11-transfered-new-york-world-trade-center-article-1.1787160 (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/unidentified-remains-9-11-transfered-new-york-world-trade-center-article-1.1787160)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 10, 2014, 04:33:21 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/nyregion/remains-of-9-11-victims-are-transferred-to-trade-center-site.html?_r=0 (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/nyregion/remains-of-9-11-victims-are-transferred-to-trade-center-site.html?_r=0)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: svd385 on May 10, 2014, 10:06:45 PM
I can see both sides of this and after getting over my knee jerk reaction this may be the lesser of all evils.  At least where they are being held is less apt to be vandalized by some of the sick folks out there.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: IRISH on May 10, 2014, 10:22:58 PM
I can see both sides of this and after getting over my knee jerk reaction this may be the lesser of all evils.  At least where they are being held is less apt to be vandalized by some of the sick folks out there.


Im with you svd385. I remember when i visited there last year and did the tour with an Ex Port Authority member and someone in my group asked

why has it taken so long to rebuild here and get the memorial open etc? 

He answered - Im sure we all have families of 4 or 5 and larger extended families. Think of when an important family decision has to be made 9 out of 10 times there always someone in that family who'll disagree or want something else. You can be left with a really hard choice.

Now think of the amount of people we lost here over 2,000. Thats over 2,000 families that you have to get to try agree with each other. Its impossible. Every family has there own way they want to remember their lost loved one and they are entitled to that way
 
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 19, 2014, 01:32:59 AM
THIS IS AN AWESOME & HEARTFELT REVIEW & REFLECTION OF THE MUSEUM FROM AN NYPD BROTHER (He also has an excellent suggestion that all future NYPD & FDNY recruit classes be taken through the Museum)...... QUOTE..
9-11 MUSEUM Review & Reflections

So there is now a museum dedicated to a horror I witnessed , An event I directly participated in . These were my thoughts as I made my way downtown .

In a small way I can understand now how a veteran feels as he makes a pilgrimage to Pearl Harbor or the beaches of Normandy .

As I exit my vehicle and start the trek towards the site it occurs to be I have chosen the same path I took that morning as the Towers were burning . I think about stopping at the spot I was when the 1st Tower fell , Perhaps sharing this with My guest . But I don’t I keep these thoughts to myself
 
The museum is located below ground , buried beneath the street above . As I start to make the decent . I feel this is a very appropriate setting , for some many perhaps perished this way .

There is display on the wall marking the flight paths of the planes . It appears as if one of the Jets flew in the sky within view of my home . I wonder now when I left that morning perhaps I saw it , but dismissed the sight as I made my way to work .
 
There is a silence to this place , as if you’ve entered a great cathedral . Those in attendance are whispering to each other , Some have chosen to dress formally suit and tie . Some firemen are wearing there dress jackets over there street clothes .

There appears to be members of a motorcycle club in attendance appearing in there best leathers .

Everyone is dressed appropriately . It reflects all the souls lost that day .

I overhear a museum employee whispering into his radio that a family member has asked to visit the OCME area . I understand what that means , and it does effect my mood .

I respect some family members have objected to the remains being placed here .

I personally after viewing the museum can think of no better
 resting place until
They can be properly identified .

There are pictures of all the fallen , I look and find the photo of Walwyn Wellington Stuart JR . A former undercover in Manhattan North who left to join the Port Authority Police . I recall the conversation years ago with him when he spoke of leaving the NYPD for greener pastures and ironically a safer working environment .

It will take us 2 and half hours to view the displays . There is so much to comment on . The shield of PAPD Capt Kathy Mazza is on display . Much of the blue lettering is gone , Its shape is twisted . A civilian would have to read the text next to it to understand this was once a Police Shield .

I look at it and understand I FEEL how violently she perished .

You think perhaps you’ve seen every photo of that day . There are horrific images

Multiple souls leaping from the towers . Photos I’ve never seen before and I wish now . I hadn’t .

I wish there was more dedicated to the NYPD on display , But I’m sure the folks at the FDNY , PAPD and Cantor Fitzgerald would think the same concerning there organizations
 
There is no major display dedicated to Americas Mayor nor should there be .

I walked away feeling those who created this memorial did there very best .

A job well done .



Yes there is a Gift Shop as the New York Post reported this morning . They called it a Little Shop Of Horrors . However it’s the same gift shop items that have been on sale for years at the 9-11 Store near liberty street .
In a perfect world there would be no gift shop , in that same perfect world the Towers would still be standing .

There is no right or wrong answer to this , I would prefer to see a young person skateboarding by me wearing a 9-11 Shirt rather then one that puts money in the pockets of his favorite rapper or sports star.

If a young man visits this museum and his parent buys him a PD or FD item as a memento, that perhaps inspires him to enter the public service someday .

Then so be it .

The important thing is to monitor where the funds go and to insure they are used ONLY to maintain this place of honor .and insure no one forgets what happen on that day .

I was like most of us , Just went to work that day ran toward trouble .And returned each tour for months . What I touched what I inhaled time will tell what effect it will have on all of us .

I never was flown to flip a coin at a football game or got a free trip to Disney .

And you know what I’m proud that I didn’t .

You wont find a picture of me inside this memorial , my name is not etched anywhere . Nor should it be .

But you'll feel as if your part of every display

It is a tribute to all that WE did , It’s a part of each and everyone of us that served .

Once again A JOB WELL DONE past & present. ............UNQUOTE....WELL SAID BROTHER...NEVER FORGET! ..NEVER FORGIVE!

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Post by: CFDMarshal on May 19, 2014, 10:23:13 PM
Thanks Chief!
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 27, 2014, 07:08:02 PM
D.N. PHOTOGRAPHER REUINITES W/217 @ THE 9-11 MUSEUM......   http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/daily-news-photographer-relives-terror-heroism-9-11-museum-article-1.1805299 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/daily-news-photographer-relives-terror-heroism-9-11-museum-article-1.1805299)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: tem217 on May 27, 2014, 07:47:21 PM
thanks jack for your post of david hanschuh daily news photographer and Engine co. 217
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 28, 2014, 08:50:32 PM
As Jim Riches points out this is a glaring lack of security at the site...anyone who treats it inapropriatly should be removed..... www.nytimes.com/2014/05/28/nyregion/etchings-at-9-11-memorial-are-called-both-anguished-tributes-and-vandalism.html?ref=nyregion&_r=1 (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/28/nyregion/etchings-at-9-11-memorial-are-called-both-anguished-tributes-and-vandalism.html?ref=nyregion&_r=1)

Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 28, 2014, 09:10:03 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/wtc-victims-relatives-remains-removed-article-1.1807117 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/wtc-victims-relatives-remains-removed-article-1.1807117)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: STAjo on May 29, 2014, 01:32:25 AM

Absolute Disgrace !

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/9-11-museum-hosts-alcohol-fueled-party-night-opening-article-1.1800072 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/9-11-museum-hosts-alcohol-fueled-party-night-opening-article-1.1800072)

Typical of that elitist dirtbag & their ilk .
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 03, 2014, 10:14:38 PM
FLAG FLOWN @ WTC STOLEN....  http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/American-Flag-Stolen-Yard-Family-FDNY-Firefighter-Killed-September-11-265474521.html (http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/American-Flag-Stolen-Yard-Family-FDNY-Firefighter-Killed-September-11-265474521.html)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: grumpy grizzly on July 04, 2014, 10:39:33 AM
Site's admin policy prohibits me from expressing my true feelings on the individual who did this >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( :( :( :( :( :( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :o :o :o :o :o :o :o >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 04, 2014, 05:28:22 PM
9-11 FLAG RETURNED....   http://northport.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/stolen-flag-that-flew-over-ground-zero-returns-home50495 (http://northport.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/stolen-flag-that-flew-over-ground-zero-returns-home50495)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 15, 2014, 04:40:37 PM
RIP TO A 9-11 MOM & CONTINUED RIP TO HER SON BRIAN.

It is with regret that we inform you of the passing of Carol Cannizzaro. Mrs.Cannizzaro was the mother of Brian (L-101), who was lost on 9/11. For those that would like to show your respects to the family, the wake will be held on Monday 7/14 from 7-9pm, and Tuesday from 2-4, and 7-9pm. It is at the Rice Funeral Home, 30 Nelson Avenue, SINY 10308. The funeral mass is Wednesday 7/16 at St. Sylvester's, 845 Targee Street - time TBA. In addition to Brian, her husband Sam is retired from the FDNY.  Active members please wear Class A's when attending.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 27, 2014, 04:40:57 PM



NEW YORK


EXCLUSIVE: IRS fails to inform 9/11 victims of tax breaks, leaving many first responders without refunds
DAN FRIEDMAN Today, 02:30 AM




DAVID KARP/APVictims of 9/11 are eligible to big tax breaks, but many are unaware because the IRS has not updated its public guidance.
 Victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families are entitled to big tax breaks, but many are missing out because the IRS isn’t telling them about the benefit.
 
Under a law passed months after the attacks, disability income resulting from terrorism is not taxable.
 
That means thousands of cops, firefighters and other first responders sickened after working at the site, and the families of those who’ve died, can claim $10,000, or the last three years of taxes the victim paid, whichever amount is larger.
 
But the IRS never updated its public guidance to advertise the benefit. Tax preparers, firms, — including New York City’s own insurance manager — and individual filers were left unaware.
 
One ailing former first responder who asked not to be named told the Daily News that his tax preparer, after failing to find agency information on the break, declined to request the refund for his client.
 
“He didn’t want to get involved,” the responder said.
 
Even operators on the agency’s own hotline aren’t trained to flag the benefit.
 



Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Thousands of cops, firefighters and other first responders sickened after working at the site, and the families of those who"ve died, can claim $10,000, or the last three years of taxes the victim paid.
Chris Gifford, 59, a retired NYPD cop battling kidney cancer linked to days he spent manning a post by Ground Zero, said a hotline operator this spring told him she couldn’t help him seek the refund.
 

“She said, ‘We can’t give out that information,’” Gifford said.
 
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, whose office learned of the benefit from an ailing recovery worker, thought she’d got somewhere in April when IRS head John Koskinen told her the agency would update its guidance.
 
Three months later, it hasn’t.
 
Gillibrand’s office is still helping refund seekers who have been rebuffed by the IRS and is pushing for swifter action.
 
Gillibrand spoke on the phone Friday with Koskinen. He pledged immediate action to address the issue, her office said.
 



BETH A. KEISER/AFP/Getty Images Advocates for victims still fear lower- level officials will drag their feet until next year, leaving those who are eligible at risk of losing out.
“The senator appreciates the commissioner’s personal commitment to resolving this issue quickly,” said Gillibrand spokesman Glen Caplin.
 
But advocates for victims still fear lower-level officials will drag their feet until next year, leaving those who are eligible at risk of losing out. Victims have to file for refunds within three years of diagnosis, and families of those who died must file within three years of the date of death.
 
“The IRS needs to update their publications as soon as possible or disabled 9/11 responders and survivors will lose another year of this tax relief, as will the families of those who died from their 9/11 injury,” said Ben Chevat, who heads 9/11 Healthwatch, a nonprofit monitoring benefit programs for attack victims.
 
Two victims who asked not be named said the IRS initially rejected their refund claims. They received tax relief after Gillibrand’s office intervened.
 

Jennifer McNamara, the widow of FDNY lieutenant John who died five years ago of colon cancer that doctors linked to his work at Ground Zero, is among those won’t receive a refund because they didn’t know to ask.
 
“It’s really a shame and it should be an embarrassment to our government that they allow it to happen,” she said.
 
McNamara, a lawyer who advises other victim’s families, counts herself “very well-informed” on benefits related to the attack.
 
“But I never knew about this,” she said.
 
As a result McNamara missed her window to seek a refund.
 
“I was told I was pretty much out of luck,” she said.
 
dfriedman@ndydailynews.com
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Post by: 68jk09 on October 25, 2014, 01:09:55 PM

PRESS CONFERENCE    .....  Congressman Peter King & Bruce Blakeman (NY-4)
to discuss Kathleen Rice's participation in fundraiser with Radical Imam, Unindicted Co-Conspirator in World Trade Center bombing


Congressman Peter King and Bruce Blakeman, the Republican, Conservative & Independence nominee for United States Congress in New York's 4th Congressional District, will hold a press conference TOMORROW (Saturday, October 25) at 12:15pm next to the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall New York City subway station to discuss Democrat nominee Kathleen Rice's participation in a forum with a radical imam and unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing.

WHO:       Congressman Peter King (NY-3)
                 Bruce Blakeman, Republican-Conservative-Independence nominee for                                                            Congress (NY-4)
                 Families of 9-11 victims

WHEN:     TOMORROW - Saturday, October 25, 2014
                 12:15pm

WHERE:   Next to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Subway Stop
                  Lower Manhattan
     
According to the New York Observer, "Ms. Rice [would speak] alongside Imam Siraj Wahhaj of the Muslim Alliance of North America. Mr. Wahhaj was named in court papers as an unindicted co-conspirator of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.  A number of members of Wahhaj’s mosque were indicted for the bombing – and he testified in support of each of them. Similarly, he referred to an imprisoned terrorist, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman – the notorious anti-American blind sheikh as 'a respected scholar.' One would imagine those credentials will not be mentioned as he sits with Rice on the podium or for photo-ops."

Only after being called out by neighbors and the media late on Friday for this poor decision to participate in a forum with a radical imam did Democrat congressional nominee and Nassau District Attorney pull out.

The World Trade Center is sacred ground to Blakeman; his nephew, Senior Court Officer Tommy Jurgens was killed in the September 11, 2001 attack on the Twin Towers while voluntarily rushing to the scene to rescue the victims trapped in the towers.

Congressman Peter King is former Chairman and a current member of the House Committee on Homeland Security.




***This information is for planning purposes only, and the subject and content contained herein are EMBARGOED until the date and time of the announcement.***
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 14, 2015, 10:06:17 PM
Nightly Prayer Service for FDNY FFs killed on 9-11 on the USS NEW YORK (The Ship built partially w/steel from the WTC)........                                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtvszLaHN3g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtvszLaHN3g)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 19, 2015, 12:40:23 AM
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES FROM 9-11..... http://www.nj.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2015/03/ground_zero_workers_at_heightened_risk_for_rheumat.html (http://www.nj.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2015/03/ground_zero_workers_at_heightened_risk_for_rheumat.html)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 04, 2015, 06:26:57 PM
BONER ON THE ZADROGA BILL......   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/boehner-pushed-extend-bill-giving-healthcare-9-11-crew-article-1.2209012 (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/boehner-pushed-extend-bill-giving-healthcare-9-11-crew-article-1.2209012)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 17, 2015, 12:23:41 AM
RENEW THE ZADROGA ACT.....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52NtoNXAWu0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52NtoNXAWu0)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 19, 2015, 02:30:46 PM
ANOTHER DISGRACE BY THOSE RUNNING THE 9-11 MEMORIAL..... http://nypost.com/2015/09/13/911-memorial-officials-spent-anniversary-seeking-cash-in-dc/
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: nfd2004 on September 19, 2015, 04:34:29 PM
ANOTHER DISGRACE BY THOSE RUNNING THE 9-11 MEMORIAL..... http://nypost.com/2015/09/13/911-memorial-officials-spent-anniversary-seeking-cash-in-dc/

  I was planning to visit the 9-11 Memorial in the near future. After reading this, I think I'll change those plans.

  On top of that is the idea that a fee is charged. Why is this ? Should a fee be charged to visit Arlington National Cemetery or Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ? Should somebody be able to make money on that too ?

  Now that I know this, I can NOT walk into that 9-11 Memorial knowing of the suffering that so many families went through, while those running it skipped town as the bells rang on the WTC site. All during the 14th Anniversary of Americas Worst Day in history. 
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: Lucas on October 01, 2015, 03:23:28 PM
The Zadroga Act expired at midnight. Sad, but not surprising... Of course, the politicians never forget... to use 9/11 for their own needs.
http://gothamist.com/2015/10/01/forgot_to_never_forget.php
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 02, 2015, 05:02:32 PM
ROLL CALL OF THE RUBBERS WHO VOTED "NO"......Who Voted Against The 9/11 First Responders “Zadroga” Bill In The Senate:

Lamar Alexander, Republican, Tennessee.

John Barrasso, Republican, Wyoming.

Robert Foster Bennett, Republican, Utah.

Kit Bond, Republican, Missouri.

Scott Brown, Republican, Massachusetts.

Sam Brownback, Republican, Kansas.

Jim Bunning, Republican, Kentucky.

Richard Burr, Republican, North Carolina.

Saxby Chambliss, Republican, Georgia.

Tom Coburn, Republican, Oklahoma.

Thad Cochran, Republican, Mississippi.

Susan Collins, Republican, Maine.

Bob Corker, Republican, Tennessee.

John Cornyn, Republican, Texas.

Mike Crapo, Republican, Idaho.

Jim DeMint, Republican, South Carolina.

John Ensign, Republican, Nevada.

Mike Enzi, Republican, Wyoming.

Lindsey Graham, Republican, South Carolina.

Chuck Grassley, Republican, Iowa.

Judd Gregg, Republican, New Hampshire.

Orrin Hatch, Republican, Utah.

Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican, Texas.

Jim Inhofe, Republican, Oklahoma.

Johnny Isakson, Republican, Georgia.

Mike Johanns, Republican, Nebraska.

Mark Kirk, Republican, Illinois.

Jon Kyl, Republican, Arizona.

George LeMieux, Republican, Florida.

Richard Lugar, Republican, Indiana.

John McCain, Republican, Arizona.

Mitch McConnell, Republican, Kentucky.

Lisa Murkowski, Republican, Alaska.

Jim Risch, Republican, Idaho.

Pat Roberts, Republican, Kansas.

Jeff Sessions, Republican, Alabama.

Richard Shelby, Republican, Alabama.

Olympia Snowe, Republican, Maine.

John Thune, Republican, South Dakota.

David Vitter, Republican, Louisiana.

George Voinovich, Republican, Ohio.

Roger Wicker, Republican, Mississippi

THESE RUBBERS FORGOT US BUT WE WILL NEVER FORGET OR FORGIVE THEM !
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 02, 2015, 06:30:17 PM
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/10/firefighters_shred_politicians.html
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: fdce54 on October 03, 2015, 11:22:25 AM
What a surprise, they're all Republicans.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 12, 2015, 06:33:30 PM
9-11 WIDOW'S STAIR CLIMB... http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/9-11-fdny-widow-climb-2-000-steps-charity-article-1.2391037
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: STAjo on October 13, 2015, 03:33:27 PM
What a surprise, they're all Republicans.

 Aren't They the Gang of Morals, & Values, & 'Taking America Back' from those who 'Don't Honor America' ?

God Bless Those Who Serve, and Those Who Mourn:

http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/10/ronald_richards_911_nypd_bomb.html#incart_most-read_northshore_article

'All Gave Some; Some Gave All'.

Some of Us Hope that the Republican, Hypocrite, Bloodsuckers in Congress Rot In Hell Forever ...Just sayin'...  :(
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 07, 2015, 05:41:24 PM
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/11/911_heroes_suffer_and_a_ruthless_congressman_shrug.html#incart_river_home
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 08, 2015, 04:47:24 PM
USS NY IN TOWN FOR VETERANS DAY.....The USS NEW YORK partially made of WTC Steel & dedicated to the 343 arrived in NY Harbor this afternoon & is now docked at the Intrepid Pier.... the ship is here for Veterans Day ...FDNY Fireboats set up a water display at the VZ Bridge....all along the shoreline in the SI, BKLYN & MANH Land Units staged at various points along the route to render a salute.....NEVER FORGET ! ...... https://twitter.com/PTZtv/status/663424180881260545/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 08, 2015, 04:59:44 PM
https://twitter.com/PTZtv/status/663439925153431552
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 08, 2015, 05:21:36 PM
https://twitter.com/PTZtv/status/663448504023453696/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 10, 2015, 07:27:25 PM
FDNY RACING HONORS THE FALLEN.....   http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/video/fdny-racing-talladega-camping-world-truck-series-volunteer-members-honor-the-fallen-102415
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: mikeindabronx on November 20, 2015, 07:53:06 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-firefighter-honors-deputy-killed-9-11-article-1.2441038 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-firefighter-honors-deputy-killed-9-11-article-1.2441038)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 06, 2016, 01:22:02 AM
DAYS GONE BY BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN....Click right on picture... http://groundzeromuseumworkshop.org/photo-gallery.html#prettyPhoto[gallery]/0/
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 11, 2016, 07:14:03 PM
http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/01/better_angels_the_firefighters.html
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 15, 2016, 01:14:44 AM
REMEMBER THIS.....  http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/lupica-ted-cruz-new-york-city-values-9-11-heroes-article-1.2497009
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 10, 2016, 03:55:54 AM
AUTHORIZATION FOR THE 9-11 MEMORIAL.... http://thousandpointsofright.blogspot.com/2016/02/protecting-911-memorial-honoring-fallen.html
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: mikeindabronx on March 08, 2016, 08:42:00 AM
Durst Org. accused of canceling 9/11 charity stair-climb over greed


http://nypost.com/2016/03/08/durst-org-accused-of-canceling-911-charity-stair-climb-over-greed/ (http://nypost.com/2016/03/08/durst-org-accused-of-canceling-911-charity-stair-climb-over-greed/)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 10, 2016, 05:35:46 PM
Did anybody see this ? & any comments ?.....Continued RIP Ron B....      http://peterlance.com/wordpress/?p=1182
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 10, 2016, 07:11:18 PM
There is a WTC Stair Climb  this Sunday March 13, 2016....2 more Runners needed for the 343 Photo carrying Runners. .....this is not the one cancelled by durst in May which is still on the fence.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 13, 2016, 08:52:52 PM
ID THEFT BY 9-11 LAW FIRM EMPLOYEE......   http://nypost.com/2016/03/13/man-accused-of-id-thefts-stole-data-from-911-law-firm-da-says/
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 27, 2016, 02:56:45 PM
http://gothamist.com/2016/04/25/911_memorial_guards_singing.php
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: STAjo on April 28, 2016, 04:50:55 PM

4/28/16

WABCTV Eyewitness News:


http://abc7ny.com/news/9-11-victims-children-spend-take-your-child-to-work-day-with-the-fdny/1313745/
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 18, 2016, 04:14:24 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/exclusive-ems-workers-prove-9-11-article-1.2640412
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: memory master on May 18, 2016, 06:40:42 PM
Oh how nice, what will they think of next. I suppose next January when I go for my annual WTC medical I'll be asked to leave.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: mikeindabronx on June 02, 2016, 06:26:33 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/brooklyn-school-named-firefighter-hero-killed-9-11-article-1.2657952 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/brooklyn-school-named-firefighter-hero-killed-9-11-article-1.2657952)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: mikeindabronx on June 07, 2016, 06:14:24 PM
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/firefighters-say-goodbye-to-last-911-search-and-rescue-hero/235681984 (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/firefighters-say-goodbye-to-last-911-search-and-rescue-hero/235681984)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: mikeindabronx on July 13, 2016, 03:16:15 PM
This guy is despicable

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/nyc-prosecutor-scott-fenstermaker-9-11-deserved-article-1.2710010 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/nyc-prosecutor-scott-fenstermaker-9-11-deserved-article-1.2710010)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 15, 2016, 03:19:13 AM
Joe Vig Jr appointed the NYPD...Congratulations Joe Jr...i watched your Father & Uncle grow up...2 great Men...Best of luck to you in your new career...SEMPER FI.. www.nydailynews.com/new-york/new-vigiano-footsteps-father-hero-9-11-article-1.2712208


Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 15, 2016, 07:07:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfWa9gI-Bks&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: mikeindabronx on July 16, 2016, 11:06:35 AM
John & Joseph continued RIP.

Lt. John T. Vigiano, R-2, receiving the Thomas A. Kenny Memorial Medal, 1981.  He is accompanied by his wife & two sons, John & Joseph. John was a member of L-132 & Joseph was an NYPD detective working in Squad 2. Both of his sons perished on 9/11 in the line of duty, RIP.  Lt. Vigiano retired as a Captain from L-176.

(http://www.fdnysbravest.com/vigiano.jpg)
http://www.fdnysbravest.com/vigiano.jpg (http://www.fdnysbravest.com/vigiano.jpg)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: nfd2004 on July 16, 2016, 05:41:54 PM
John & Joseph continued RIP.

Lt. John T. Vigiano, R-2, receiving the Thomas A. Kenny Memorial Medal, 1981.  He is accompanied by his wife & two sons, John & Joseph. John was a member of L-132 & Joseph was an NYPD detective working in Squad 2. Both of his sons perished on 9/11 in the line of duty, RIP.  Lt. Vigiano retired as a Captain from L-176.

(http://www.fdnysbravest.com/vigiano.jpg)
http://www.fdnysbravest.com/vigiano.jpg (http://www.fdnysbravest.com/vigiano.jpg)

 Thanks Mike for posting that picture.

 Looking at that today, who would ever expect what would happen 20 years later.

 May they Rest in Peace, brothers John (FDNY) and Joe (NYPD)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: fdny1075k on July 16, 2016, 05:55:05 PM
Congratulations to Joe Jr. and continued R.I.P. to John Jr. and Joe Vigiano.

Not sure if this has already been posted here. Capt. Vigiano in 2015 talking about the job, the military, and his sons:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDUU7zq8OrQ
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: mikeindabronx on August 14, 2016, 02:50:16 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3740215/Number-911-responders-scene-cancer-tripled-three-years.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3740215/Number-911-responders-scene-cancer-tripled-three-years.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490)
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 14, 2016, 06:23:07 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3740215/Number-911-responders-scene-cancer-tripled-three-years.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 17, 2016, 04:04:09 PM
ON FRI 8-19-16 at 1100 hrs at the Qtrs of ENG*306 41 Av & 214 Place Bayside QNS there will be a Plaque Dedication for Cpt Tom Thompson who Passed from a 9-11 related issue a year ago after only a short Retirement...Tom was the unofficial Mayor of Bayside & an expert on FDNY Pensions....if you can please turn out .... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH USAF & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....FF ENG*298....LT LAD*106....CPT ENG*325....CPT*306....A great guy....The Unofficial Mayor of Bayside....always had usefull pension info to pass on as well as being very active at UFOA Mtgs.


Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 30, 2016, 03:05:44 PM
http://www.ufanyc.org/cms/contents/view/22200
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 04, 2016, 04:35:08 PM
WELL DONE JOE...  http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/nyer-of-the-week/2016/09/3/nyer-of-the-week--jo-jo-esposito-stays-loyal-to-the-families-of-his-fallen-brothers.html
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: nfd2004 on September 07, 2016, 09:57:04 AM
WELL DONE JOE...  http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/nyer-of-the-week/2016/09/3/nyer-of-the-week--jo-jo-esposito-stays-loyal-to-the-families-of-his-fallen-brothers.html

 This is the kind of story that needs to be passed around to your friends, relatives, and Brother/Sister firefighters from across the country, even the world.

  FDNY Firefighter Jo Jo Espo, a GREAT thing you have done. Not only have you stepped in as a father figure to these members of the FDNY Families, but you are a Role Model to each and every firefighter out there today. You prove to them that we really are one big family and how we need to step in during their time of need.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 08, 2016, 10:20:07 PM
CONTINUED RIP PETE..... http://www.investors.com/news/management/leaders-and-success/chief-peter-ganci-died-leading-rescue-efforts-at-911s-ground-zero/
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 09, 2016, 02:39:02 AM
DET JOE VIGIANO....CONTINUED RIP JOE & BROTHER JOHN... NEVER FORGET ! ...NEVER FORGIVE !

http://www.americanpolicenews.com/vigiano.html
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 10, 2016, 04:55:18 PM
Keep the memories of all alive within us & pass this on to all the new Members who may not have the weight of those who were there ......down the road when we are all gone they will be the ones to keep the memories alive & project the Respect.....NEVER FORGET ! ....NEVER FORGIVE !


Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: mikeindabronx on September 10, 2016, 06:40:21 PM
NEVER FORGET !, NEVER FORGIVE !
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: memory master on September 10, 2016, 06:52:06 PM
Damn right, NEVER FORGET & Never Forgive!! God rest all the souls lost that day and in subsequent years. Console their families and protect those still today suffering illness and injury from that hateful day.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: KickAssBlaster on September 14, 2016, 11:43:35 AM
On 9-11-12 the "today show" aired the kardashian woman rather than doing something on 9-11.....F&#K them.

Agree 100%. Screw them.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 22, 2016, 09:37:24 PM
RETIRED FF NOW DEACON ANDY GARGUILLIO LAD*120 GIVING BLESSING AT WATKINS ST ANNUAL BREAKFAST 9-11-16..... https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B52pME8JVb8LTWUwSTVpd1V0cVk/view
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 20, 2016, 06:01:08 PM
QUOTE...
Subject: FYI...

Impact of falsified EPA corrosivity standard on First Responders at Ground Zero
The following excerpt is from comments submitted to EPA by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (www.PEER.org) and Dr. Cate Jenkins.  This was in response to EPA’s proposed denial of the PEER/Jenkins petition to change their Corrosivity Characteristic regulation which now uses a falsified safe pH level for alkaline corrosive materials (causing chemical burns to human tissues).
 
The excerpt addresses EPA’s claim that even if the EPA Corrosivity Characteristic were falsified, then it would have had no impact on First Responders exposed to WTC dust.  EPA claimed they were given respirators which would have protected them no matter what the pH level.  PEER and Jenkins disputed this as follows:
 
On 2/9/02, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) leaked its own pH test data at Ground Zero to the press, since EPA was withholding it from the public.  Dr. Jenkins was asked by the reporter if EPA had any standards for the pH levels of 11.8 to 12.1 found by USGS.  She researched the EPA Corrosivity Characteristic safe levels, and told the reporter no.  At the time, she did not know the Corrosivity Characteristic pH standard of 12.5 and above had falsified the UN World Health Organization standard.  The WHO actually established that a pH of 11.5 and higher was corrosive to human flesh.  Thus, the newspaper article could not contain any warning based on the EPA health standard.
 
Furthermore, OSHA was actively refusing to enforce respirator use at Ground Zero, although it did supply respirators, give training and put up signs.  OSHA rebuffed written and verbal entreaties from a NYC health department official to enforce the OSHA respiratory protection standard.  OSHA did not recognize any health hazard from the pH levels found by USGS, since the falsified EPA Corrosivity Characteristic standard was incorporated into OSHA’s emergency response standards.  (Important note: As of 2012, OSHA now has its own corrosive-to-human-flesh standard of pH 11.5 and higher, in contrast to EPA’s current less protective standard of pH 12.5 and higher.)
The repeated refusals by OSHA to enforce respiratory protection is documented in the DAILY SUMMARIES of meetings between OSHA, EPA, FDNY, NYC DOH, NYPD, Construction/Demolition firms, and others at Ground Zero.  The DAILY SUMMARIES also describe how they strategized countering newspaper articles that said toxics were at more dangerous levels than EPA or OSHA portrayed.  These DAILY SUMMARIES are available at the links in the excerpt below.
Link to 12/7/16 PEER/Jenkins comments on EPA’s Tentative Denial:  https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-RCRA-2016-0040-0452
 
Link to 4/11/16 Tentative Denial itself as well as the other public comments and the supporting EPA Docket materials:  https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-RCRA-2016-0040
 
[Excerpt below from PEER/Jenkins comments submitted to EPA, pages 118 to 122]
Claim respirator use at Ground Zero prevented exposures, so irrelevant that the Corrosivity Characteristic was falsified
 
Claim that regardless of the pH level in the Corrosivity Characteristic, First Responders and others had respiratory protection at Ground Zero and were not exposed
 
If after 9/11 during the emergency response and cleanup of the WTC, the Corrosivity Characteristic had used the pH level of 11.5, instead of 12.5, then more of the dust and debris would have been declared hazardous by EPA and OSHA at the time.  In large part, OSHA and EPA were not finding levels of other toxics in the air or dust for extended periods of time at levels exceeding the standards that would trigger more stringent controls.  But if the pH level of 11.5 had been the standard for classifying WTC dust as corrosive, then more stringent controls would have been in place.  Further, citizens would have recognized there was an exceedance at least for corrosivity and would have been motivated to take respiratory precautions.  (There is a controversy over EPA and OSHA claims there were no excessive exceedance of asbestos, dioxin, heavy metals and other toxics, due to improper test methods.  Regardless, citizens were being told there were no excessive exceedances of these types of toxics, and they were told nothing whatsoever about the pH levels of WTC dust prior to February 2002.)
The Tentative Denial provided a range of arguments to support the contention that even if the Corrosivity Characteristic trigger level for alkaline corrosives was set to the more protective level of pH 11.5, it would not have made any difference in the exposures or the health outcomes of those at Ground Zero or in surrounding neighborhoods.
See excerpts below from the Tentative Denial:
Further, the petition argues that regulation of these airborne dusts as RCRA hazardous wastes would have prompted wide-spread respirator use and prevented first responder lung injury, and can prevent such injury to demolition workers and the general public present at future building demolitions.

The petition also argues that classification of the 9/11 dust as RCRA hazardous may have impacted workers’ respirator use at the 9/11 site.  However, this argument does not appear to have support. OSHA’s regulations govern worker safety (e.g., respirator use) when workers are handling hazardous substances in emergency response (see 29 CFR 1910.120(a)).

While the petitioner is correct that CERCLA regulations incorporate RCRA hazardous wastes as part of the universe of “hazardous substances,” (see petition at 8 (citing 40 CFR 302.4(b)) , the universe of substances that give rise to worker safety regulations is much broader than RCRA hazardous wastes (see 29 CFR 1910.120(a)).  Petitioners provide no support for the contention that broadening the universe of waste classified as RCRA-hazardous for corrosivity would have had any impact on the level of worker safety regulation imposed at the WTC site20.

… And finally, the petition fails to demonstrate that the hazards posed by the WTC site dust could have been reduced or controlled through RCRA regulation.
 
OSHA sampling results generally showed no continuous exceedance of toxic hazards, no pH test results were provided, so respirator use was not motivated
 
EPA included in the docket of supporting materials for the Tentative Denial a summary of testing results at Ground Zero.  Similar data was available from EPA both at Ground Zero and the surrounding neighborhoods.  Very few toxics, even asbestos, exceeded OSHA limits for any extended period of time, and even if they did the elevations were sporadic and usually confined to certain areas.  First Responders and others were aware of this data at the time.  Importantly, the pH of any of the WTC dust or other emissions was not even mentioned in the data summaries.
 
__________________________________________
Reference:
OSHA. (2002). OSHA Sampling Results Summary as of 10/08/2002.
[EPA Docket # 379]
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This provided a strong message that there were no continuous air hazard issues (in addition to the falsely reassuring press releases from EPA).  Even though workers within the perimeter of Ground Zero were being told to wear respirators, there was not much motivation if there were insignificant or occasional toxic exceedances.
 
Union representative at Ground Zero confirms contemporaneously while at Ground Zero they were never told about the high pH levels of WTC dust, and if they knew they would have been motivated to wear respirators
 
The EPA docket included a 9/27/01 summary of sampling results independently performed by the industrial hygienist Bruce Lippy on behalf of the Heavy Equipment Operators of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) at Ground Zero.  He also recommended respiratory protection, but his recommendations were based on similar data as that obtained by EPA and OSHA, with no excessive exceedances of any OSHA standard.  No mention was made in Mr. Lippy’s report of any concern over the high pH corrosive properties of WTC dust.
__________________________________________
Reference:
Lippy, B. (2002). Air Sampling at the World Trade Center Site by the Operating Engineers National Hazmat Program, September 27, 2001 Update.
[EPA Docket # 213]
http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/wtc/wtc%20air%20sampling_bl_9-27.pdf
__________________________________________
However, on 2/9/02, the US Geological Survey (USGS) leaked their results of pH testing they had performed to the press.  The reporter, Andrew Schneider, interviewed Mr. Lippy as part of his 2/9/02 article in the Post-Dispatch.  When told the high pH levels found in WTC dust, Mr. Lippy said that if the workers had known, they would have been motivated to wear respirators.
Dr. Jenkins, a co-petitioner, was also interviewed by the reporter.  She researched the RCRA Corrosivity Characteristic for the reporter and found the pH level was 12.5 and higher for classification as corrosive.  Thus, she was unable to advise the reporter that Corrosivity Characteristic pH levels were being exceeded according to the USGS pH testing results.  She was unaware at this time that the pH level had been falsified in the Corrosivity Characteristic.  If the Corrosivity Characteristic had been set at the correct level, pH 11.5, she could have advised that the dust was considered a hazardous corrosive at the time people were actually being exposed.
 
This disproves the Tentative Denial’s claim there is no evidence that respirator use would have increased if people had known about the high pH of WTC dust, or if the Corrosivity Characteristic had been at the pH 11.5 level.  If it had, the dust would had been classified as hazardous and people would have worn respirators.
See below excerpts from the Andrew Schneider article quoting both Bruce Lippy, CIH, CSP and Dr. Jenkins:
__________________________________________
Reference:
Andrew Schneider, Post-Dispatch, February 9, 2002, Caustic dust blankets World Trade Center area
http://landofpuregold.com/truth15.htm
http://rense.com/general20/tox.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20030324015036/http://www.nyenvirolaw.org/PDF/StLouisDispatch-2-9-02-CausticDustBlanketsWTCarea.pdf
http://web.archive.org/web/20020407044319/http://www.rense.com/general20/tox.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20160305184617/http://landofpuregold.com/truth15.htm
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              But an examination of all the EPA's public and press statements made since Sept. 11 found nothing that warned of the very high pH levels found by the Geological Survey scientists. Nor did the statements disclose the specific levels that the EPA's own testing found.
              We've not heard of EPA or anyone else releasing information on specific pH levels in the dust, and that's information that we all should have had," said Carrie Loewenherz, an industrial hygienist for the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, which provides assistance to more than 250 unions.
              "It's the specific numbers - those precise pH levels - that we need to make the appropriate safety decisions for the workers, and they were never released," Loewenherz said. "The dust, once it's in contact with moist tissue, the throat, the mouth, nasal passages, the eyes and even sweaty skin, it becomes corrosive and can cause severe burns."
              Most of the samples taken by USGS' team had a pH of 9.5 to 10.5, about the same alkalinity as ammonia. Two samples that were taken inside a high-rise apartment and in a gymnasium across from the wreckage of the World Trade Center had a pH of 11.8 to 12.1 - equivalent to what would be found in liquid drain cleaner.
              The degree of acidity or alkalinity in a material is expressed as a pH measurement. Neutral pH - like water - is 7 on a 15-point scale. Lower than 7, to 0, is an indication of acid. Higher than 7, to 14, the top of the scale, is alkaline. Levels near either end of the pH scale can harm the health of people and animals.
              Bruce Lippy, Loewenherz's counterpart with the operating engineers union, is responsible for the 300 workers running heavy equipment at ground zero.
              "Part of the dilemma we faced was not knowing precisely what was in the dust," Lippy said. "We knew it was caustic but had no information on exactly how caustic it was. I was trying to get people to wear the respirators, but if I knew how high the pH levels were, I could have been more persuasive in convincing the workers of the dangers."
              Only a handful of the 100 or so workers sorting wreckage and loading trucks on the site over three days last week were seen wearing respirators or protective masks.
              … Cate Jenkins, a senior environmental scientist in the hazardous materials division at the EPA headquarters, said: "The pH levels the USGS documented were far too high for EPA to ignore. They insisted that all the information regarding health and safety was being released to the public. Well, that's not true. There's nothing, internally or in public releases, that shows the agency ever disclosed specific pH levels."
Multiple false claims that respirator use was enforced by OSHA at Ground Zero
 
The Tentative Denial and a plethora of other statements by EPA officials after 9/11 claim that First Responders and others at Ground Zero were required to wear respirators.  EPA officials then uniformly claim that it was not EPA’s fault anyone was harmed by WTC dust, even though EPA officials now admit they “misrepresented” (i.e., lied) about the hazards of WTC dust.  These officials claim that if people at Ground Zero did not wear the respirators OSHA was telling them to wear, then it was their own unfortunate fault they became ill or died later.  They claim, therefore, it was irrelevant that they misled people about the hazards, since they should have been wearing respirators in the first place which would have protected them, lies or no lies about the hazards notwithstanding.
The falsity of these claims in the Tentative Denial (which only repeat the same constant refrain from EPA officials throughout the years) can be seen by the following:
OSHA actively and knowingly chose not to enforce the use of respirators at Ground Zero, even when confronted and asked to enforce respiratory protection standards.  OSHA only provided respirators, put up signs saying “Respiratory Protection Zone,” coordinated fit testing of respirators, met with union officials to promote the use of respirators, etc.  However, this is very different from OSHA actually exercising its regulatory authority to enforce respiratory protection.  This is not a minor difference.
 
There was an ongoing controversy between OSHA and a NYC Department of Health official, Associate Commissioner Kelly McKinney, on the need for OSHA to enforce its respiratory protection standards.  Mr. McKinney formally wrote to OSHA requesting they enforce their respiratory protection standard in the weeks and months after 9/11, and expressed his concerns in meetings with OSHA.  (This was after the time period when Ground Zero was classified as a rescue operation at which time respiratory protection is not enforced.)
This information is documented in the OSHA Daily Summaries.  During the Ground Zero recovery effort, there were joint daily meetings between OSHA, EPA, NYC, unions, contractors and other officials near Ground Zero.  These OSHA Daily Summaries were obtained through a FOIA by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH) and make very moving reading for those interested in what actually was happening at Ground Zero.
 
Thus, since there were no continuous hazardous levels of any constituents in the air, including no hazardous levels of corrosives according to the RCRA Corrosivity Characteristic incorporated into the OSHA HAZWOPER standards, OSHA did not enforce any mandatory respiratory protection at Ground Zero.  If the Corrosivity Characteristic had not been falsified in 1980, and then re-falsified by the EPA 1996 Scoping Study, then OSHA would have been able to assign a definitive air hazard from alkaline corrosive materials.  OSHA would then have enforced the use of respirators.  EPA directly contributed to the loss of life and illness from WTC exposures.
See the links below to these OSHA Daily Summaries, and the cover article which described them.
__________________________________________
Reference:
The following are the links to compendiums of the OSHA Daily Summary reports on activities at Ground Zero and hazard assessments, non-compliance with respiratory protection, debates on whether OSHA should enforce respirator use, etc.
https://web.archive.org/web/20160224212038/https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/229900/osha-foia-4-8-11-sec-1.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20160123015930/https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/229902/osha-foia-5-4-11-sec-3.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20160224213947/https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/229904/osha-foia-10-6-10-sec-4.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20160204014052/https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/229905/osha-foia-11-24-10-sec-5.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20160224214630/https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/229908/osha-foia-sec-9.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20160126020131/https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/229911/osha-foia-sec-12.pdf
The following is the cover article which does not address the in-fighting attempts to get OSHA to enforce respirator use:
Anthony DePalma, 9/8/11, New Docs Detail How Feds Downplayed Ground Zero Health Risks, jointly published in ProPublica and The Gaurdian
https://web.archive.org/web/20110910010557/http://www.propublica.org/article/new-docs-detail-how-feds-downplayed-ground-zero-health-risks
__________________________________________
[continued in the full PEER/Jenkins Comments on the 4/11/16 Tentative Denial by EPA of their corrosivity petition.  See links above.]
 UNQUOTE.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: STAjo on December 21, 2016, 02:59:11 AM

 Excellent Piece of Work Chief, Thank You.

The Propublica/Guardian Story is particularly compelling. The Bush Administration lied, Thousands paid The Price. The White House strong-armed the EPA, EPA strong-armed OSHA, New York/New Jersey (& more...) Responders suffer the consequences.
'Everything's O.K. here folks, No Need to Worry'.
 We know that FDNY & All Others would have kept digging No Matter What the risk, but Everyone should have been told The Truth. What about all the Civilians who lived & worked down there at the time? Wouldn't many of them made different choices if given The Facts ? As well as those who cleared The Site Post-Emergency, didn't they deserve The Truth ?   >:(
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 22, 2016, 09:56:39 PM
RIP CHIEF...From: fyiFDNY (FDNY)
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 11:55
To: fyiFDNY (FDNY)
Subject: fyiFDNY

fyi.png

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of retired Elizabeth Fire Chief Lou Kelly. Chief Kelly, 70, was serving as a Union County Mutual Aid Coordinator at a fire on December 8, 2016, when he died in the Line of Duty. Chief Kelly and the members of Elizabeth Fire Department supported the FDNY post-9/11 by raising funds and providing two ladder trucks for the flag archway at almost every funeral that was held on Staten Island or Brooklyn. A wake will be held Monday, December 19th from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Avenue, Westfield NJ. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, December 20th at 10a.m. at St. Genevieve's Church, 200 Monmouth Road, Elizabeth NJ.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: memory master on December 23, 2016, 03:58:57 AM
R.I.P. Chief. Thank you and all of the Elizabeth N.J. F.D. for their service.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 12, 2017, 06:08:56 PM
14 NAMES ADDED TO THE WTC WALL FOR 2016...CONTINUED RIP.... http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2017/003_sup_1_2017.pdf
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 25, 2017, 03:41:17 PM
PASSING OF NORMA MOGLEN...Sol's wife passed away today after a long courageous battle with Cancer. For those not familiar with Sol Moglen, he is the architect and fundraiser for the Wall Of Remembrance which is located at MCU Park in Coney Island.  All First responders who perished on 9/11 have their own photo etched stone on the wall.  Originally it was intended for just Brooklyn Firefighters who had died but Sol's efforts saw to it that ALL first responders, from all agencies, were added. Funeral Information for Norma is below.
 
Funeral:  Riverside Chapel
              1450 Broadway
              Hewlett, (LI) NY  (Five Towns Area)
 
      Wednesday   9/27/2017    1:00 PM
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 14, 2017, 03:27:51 AM
FDNY FF RAY PFEIFER FOUNDATION SITE...   https://www.theraypfeiferfoundation.org
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 14, 2017, 03:51:29 AM
SEE BELOW POST FOR LINK TO ENROLL IN RAFFLE...
QUOTE from ...NYC Fire Wire

We have tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Friday night 12/15 7:30pm with Stage door tour & meet a Rockette. We are raffling them off with money to go to The Ray Pfeifer Foundation . So, buy your tickets now! Raffle closes Thursday night 10pm...UNQUOTE... so for $10.00 a piece throw in your bid ...the money goes to the Ray Ffeifer Foundation.



Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 14, 2017, 05:01:31 AM
There is no way i can comprehend or approve of the salaries being paid to some to run the Memorial.....yes i agree there certainly are expenses necessary for workers to do a lot of the "involved work" but the exorbitant money paid to some in charge i will never understand.....& the entrance fee is not my point at all...IF i ever went i would consider it a drop in the bucket but to see some making those amounts i cant even begin to comment....    https://thousandpointsofright.blogspot.com/2017/12/911-memorial-still-operating-at-loss.html

Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 25, 2018, 06:17:00 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43498200
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 06, 2018, 01:27:52 AM
ANOTHER QUESTIONABLE PERSON....  https://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/local/new-veterans-out-man-who-claimed-firefighter-ground-zero/rTO3rmiGVmWq15E8sxCcYP/
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 16, 2018, 12:28:21 AM
K9 NAMED FOR JOHN VIGIANO 2....   https://twitter.com/FDNY/status/1007013566170456064
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 02, 2018, 01:38:14 AM
9-11 FF DONATES A KIDNEY......   https://nypost.com/2018/06/30/9-11-hero-firefighter-donates-kidney-to-stranger-in-need/
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: STAjo on September 11, 2018, 10:47:40 AM
 9/11/01
My Heart Aches, as if it were yesterday; when I ponder the loss, devastation and mayhem of That Day. To be clear, I was in Binghamton, NY, that day, watching the devastation on TV with Millions of horrified Americans and others Worldwide. I’d been to The City, Downtown, the day before, 9/10/01.
It was one of several infrequent visits to my Hometown after having moved upstate to Binghamton several years prior. It turned out to be my last look at The Towers, mysteriously the day before they came down. To those of you who know my Posts here – you probably know this story, and I apologize for walking down this road with you once again. However, each year at this time; I feel compelled.

The circumstance of my NYC visit on 9/10/01 was somewhat significant in its own way, but even more dramatically so for its historic significance. My friend Ruben, also an ex-New Yorker relocated to Binghamton, had a very important appointment that day, and I drove him down to The City. He was being treated for Cancer.
The drive from Binghamton to Manhattan takes about 90 Min.s or so, depending on traffic. During the ride Ruben and I discussed News, Sports & Weather, Terminal Cancer, Life and Death. At the Doctor’s Appointment he was given the ‘Not Good’ News – Stage 4 Terminal.

In 1985-86 I worked a Counter-Terror/Anti-Intrusion Security Job at the Construction Site of The World Financial Center, directly across from the WTC.
When anyone asked me ‘How’s it going at Work?’ I would often reply ‘just me and The Towers all night long…’ (and the Rats). I saw River Rats down there the size of Large Cats; but never saw any Cats. Go figure….

We had lunch Downtown, in sight of the looming Towers. As we discussed Terminal Cancer, Life & Death, Options... I sat transfixed gazing at The Towers recalling 12 Hour Patrols with me, The Towers, and the Rats. The Towers came down the next day. Ruben died 8 Months later. God Bless Those Who Serve, and, Those Who Mourn.
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Post by: capthale on September 11, 2018, 01:17:51 PM
God bless those who serve
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Post by: capthale on September 11, 2018, 01:19:45 PM
Question on the three firefighters who raise the flag at the World Trade Center are they currently still employed by FDNY or did they retire
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Post by: JOR176 on September 11, 2018, 09:38:37 PM
Question on the three firefighters who raise the flag at the World Trade Center are they currently still employed by FDNY or did they retire

In the picture the FF on the right was Billy Eisengrine(sp) R2
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Post by: capthale on September 11, 2018, 10:43:47 PM
Watching some of the documentaries and there was a scene I believe it was one of the squad companies that were walking by with all your gear and equipment and you just want to reach through the TV and grab them and tell them no don’t go it’s kind of an eerie feeling
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Post by: CVILLE 7111 on September 12, 2018, 08:47:59 AM
https://townhall.com/notebook/micahrate/2018/09/11/firefighters-honor-the-fallen-n2517940
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Post by: 68jk09 on September 23, 2018, 11:06:05 PM
EXCELLENT PRESENTATION TO SEAL TEAM 6 ON 9-11-18....September 11th 2018,
Naval Special Warfare,
DEVGRU

  I thought about what a retired lieutenant from a NYC Rescue Company might say to a group of young United States Navy Seals, on this the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our department, New York City and the United States of America.

I thought I might begin by telling you a little of what the experience was like all those years ago as the events of the day unfolded. I often wondered how many other people’s day started with a phone call saying ‘turn the tv on’. How the news of the day continued to get worse and worse, as the day went on.

I could talk of how the day of the 11th turned into night, and then into the next morning, as we began to realize the magnitude of the destruction. The tremendous loss of life.

  I remember working that first night to extricate a Lieutenant whose men had located him, buried under a huge piece of exterior steel from the North tower on West Street. We had nothing but hand tools, a small torch and we weren’t making much progress.

 A chief was on the scene, and said ‘hey guys, we’re not going to get him tonight, lets mark the spot and come back when the heavy equipment gets here’. A friend of mine from 238, Billy Romaka said “okay Chief, but respectfully, I’m not leaving my lieutenant.” He took his helmet and turnout coat off, and sat down on the steel next to what was left of him…I’ll remember that until the day I die.

  So, we continued to do what we could, and then the ironworkers showed up like the cavalry, and we really went to work. They already had American flags all over their helmets.

  A few hours into the op, I saw a younger guy from 238, who’d been there since the morning. I saw he was upset, crying, so I tried to talk to him, “I said hey bro what’s your Lieutenants name?” He said Lt. Glen Wilkinson. Glen was a friend of mine…I graduated high school with his sister, I knew his dad from the gym….my wife and I had just seen him a couple days earlier, the school year had just started, our kids back in school, and we ran into him out for a bike ride.

I might tell you about some of the great men we lost that day, guys we stood next to in the fire academy, guys we worked with, went to fires with, guys who’s kids our kids grew up with. Or what it was like as we found out the number of those men we lost went up with each passing hour of the first days, until the number 343 was forever etched in our memories, and now FDNY lore.

 I might tell of the immediate days, and weeks, working at what became known as ‘The pile’, ‘the site’, or ‘Ground Zero’, as we recovered our brother firefighters, and fellow Americans killed that day. People who were guilty of nothing other than waking up, and going to work. Watching people have to choose between burning alive, or jumping to their death, 1000 feet below…. Women….. young people.

 I could talk about digging at the site, recovering victims, days spent sitting with our lost brother’s families waiting for word, or working in the firehouse, and attending the first few funerals for those recovered.

How the days turned to weeks, the weeks into months, hope for survival turned into prayers for recovery, and then the memorials for those who would never be found.   

But a lot of the darker memories have begun to fade. The images and the sights not so clear anymore.

     So, I thought I’d rather talk to you about how we were able to survive the unbearable losses. How we were able to move forward, rebuilding the FDNY Special Operations Division, the FDNY, lower Manhattan and our own lives. These are some of the things I remember well, things I’ll never forget. The good things.

I’d like to tell you how the people of the city came together, they opened their homes to strangers, supported the police and firefighters. Donating their time, food, water, clothing, and most of all their support. People were in the streets talking to each other. Applauding police cars and firetrucks in the first few weeks, holding candles, making the sign of the cross as we headed down to the site.

It was the best of times in what was certainly our worst of times.

I’d like to talk of the bonds we formed with the military, realizing the commonalities our respective callings share, and the respect we have for each other. How proud we are to be part of something bigger than ourselves.
 
 I remember the moment it hit me.

It was early afternoon of September 11th 2001, we heard another jet flying low over Manhattan. We still didn’t really know what was going on, or if the attacks were over. Then someone said, “Hey, that’s one of ours”.
 
It was an American F-15, and that was the first time that I thought that we were going to be okay, the military was in control here, and that we were going to survive the day.

I would like to tell you of the day when President Bush stood on a pumper with a bullhorn, his arm around an old fireman, in the middle of all that destruction to talk to the FDNY, to tell us that our United States Military would take the fight over there to those that “Knocked these buildings down”

How that bond has since become stronger and unbreakable.

I’d rather talk about the trip we took to Virginia to sail into New York on the USS New York for the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

How we firemen stood in uniform, shoulder to shoulder with the NYPD, United States Marines and The United States Navy, as we ‘manned the rails’ to sail into New York Harbor, on the ship that has 7 tons of World Trade Center steel in its bow. How the rain turned into sunshine as we stopped to salute the World Trade Center site. And then started raining again when we sailed away from the site. I remember how proud I was to be an American at that moment. In New York in 1776,  the patriots pulled down the statue of King George lll, and made 42,088 American bullets out of it. I felt like our response to the attack was to take the steel from the wreckage and make a weapon out of it, and point it right back at them. I felt like we were collectively giving the finger to those who attacked us.

  I’d like to talk to you about some of the things, and people I will never forget. About some of our true heroes of 9/11.

 I’d like for you to know about men like Ray Downey, United States Marine Corp veteran, and my Captain in Rescue 2, when I went there as fireman back in 1991. Ray was the Chief in charge of the FDNY Special Operations that day. Old school tough guy.

 Ray was last seen after the first tower came down. Two off duty members reported into him and asked him what they could do. He grabbed one of them by the shoulders, spun him around and pushed him away, saying ‘get the hell out of here’. He died there when the second tower came down about 10 minutes later, along with about 90 of his men, out of the 270 guys assigned to the Special Ops command.

 Those of us who knew and loved him say that Downey went down with the ship. He defined the word leader.

 I’d like to tell you about John Vigiano, also USMC, and a retired FDNY captain who lost his only 2 sons that day, Joe in the PD, John in the FD. My first Captain when I got promoted to Lt.

He didn’t let the loss defeat him. He didn’t let it define him.

 He took this tragedy and made something good from it. He started visiting the wounded troops at Walter Reed and Bethesda, drafting many of us, and organized countless trips down there.

He talked someone into letting him go to Iraq to visit the troops. Just to thank them.

 John showed us the meaning of the word courage, right up until his death last July, when he lost his third and final battle with Cancer. When he was told his battle was over, he absorbed it, he was silent for a minute or two. When he spoke, his thoughts were not of himself, but for his wife, and his family, He said “I’m ready, it’s time for me to be with my sons”

Men like Lt. Michael Murphy, US Navy Seal, who died fighting for us, proudly wearing his FDNY  53 Engine, 43 Truck, “ El Barrios Bravest” patch.

The military influence on the FDNY is a long one. I’d like to tell you about men like my father, and my Uncle Rodger, who both fought in World War ll. My dad was in the army, my Uncle Rodger in the marines. After his death, my cousin did some research on her dad. She said my uncle Rodger fought on Iwo Jima, or the battle of Saipan, or Guadalcanal…. She’s not really sure. My Dad was in Germany, other than that? We have no idea, because they never told a story, they never spoke about it. 

I know Mickey near 20 years, and until this week, I never heard how he spent that day.

I wish you could have met these guys. Real heroes, real men. The men who made me and so many of us who came after them the men we are today. The guys who served in World War 2, Korea, and the Vietnam guys who broke guys like me and Mick in. Men who taught us and inspired us to carry on here to honor the memory of those who are no longer.

  In the Fire Department we like to say we share our stories. We only share them with each other, with fellow firefighters, our close friends. My wife hasn’t heard most of them. We share them with you today, so you get a sense of the privilege it was for us to have known these men.

I’d like to pass them on to you here today. I’m sure you have your own Ray Downey’s, John Vigiano’s, Uncle Rodgers, dad’s, and mentors. Those that taught you. The guys that you look up to and draw strength from, when you face the difficult days and situations that you have, and certainly will. That they’re right there with you when you find yourself in a tough spot, to guide you, and help you make the right decisions. I hope you know that we in the FDNY are also there with you.

My dad’s dead 35 years. My uncle Rodger 30, and now 17 for the others. But they’re still teaching me things, life lessons I try to pass on to those younger than me when we remember them by telling their stories. I feel them here with me today, I draw strength from them.

We had some difficult times when we were operating at the Trade Center. Some long days and nights, and I can tell you there were times when I felt that support of my mentors, my friends and my family, the people in the streets saying “God Bless you”, when we were passing them. Contributions large, and small, but all felt and deeply appreciated. And It got me through. It will get you through too.

  Men like that and so many others, who were forged in the military and the FDNY taught us to never let the situation overwhelm you. That no matter how bad things get, that if we work together, stay cool, and persevere, we can handle anything that comes our way.

That there’s always something positive we can take from our losses. They taught us that good will always triumph over evil. They taught us to be strong, like you men in the Military, because there’s people who need us to be. 


I wish they could have been here today to meet you fellas.
I wish we had more time with them.
I wish we had taken more pictures.
I pray their souls are at peace.
I live my life with the belief that we’ll see them again one day, and I hope I didn’t let them down.


That’s what I took from the experience of 9/11. That’s what I’d like to pass on to you today, 17 years to the day.

  So, it has been one of the greatest honors of my life to have this journey come full circle, and be here to talk to you today. I’m truly humbled.

I know how proud we Americans are knowing that there are men like you between us and them. I can only imagine how proud your families and friends are. I want you to know that when you’re carrying out your missions, wherever in the world they might take you, that we New York City firefighters will always be there with you in spirit, and I hope you can draw strength and inspiration from that support.

I pray that you always return home to your families safely, and I want to express my eternal gratitude to you men for taking the fight to those over there that us firefighters, us New Yorkers, only wish that we could.

   A friend of ours, Tim Higgins was killed in the attacks, at right about this moment 17 years ago. He and his brothers, on occasion when we would raise a glass used to say ‘here’s to us, and guys like us’. So, I would say to you men, “here’s to you, and guys like you”

 
 
Daniel Murphy
Lieutenant Rescue 2 (ret)
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Post by: manhattan on September 23, 2018, 11:29:06 PM
Two extraordinary posts.  Thank you, Chief and STAjo.
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Post by: nfd2004 on September 27, 2018, 08:10:29 AM
 Regarding the above Reply # 148 "Presentation to Seal team", something that a few of us have recently discussed.

 About halfway down in that very well told reflection of Americas Worst Day, beginning with the sentence; "It was early afternoon September 11, 2001". Then continuing on with the next sentence "American F-15..."

 I believe that those US Fighter Jets were "UNARMED". The pilots orders were to crash into any other planes as a suicide mission. I think one of those pilots was a female and she later wrote a book about it.

 It was later learned that those F-15s were NOT armed, but to be used to bring down any aircraft in the area. Those pilots left with the idea that they may never return in order to save more innocent lives.
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Post by: ladder197 on September 27, 2018, 08:33:43 AM
True initially the jets scrambled to intercept and protect the airspace were unarmed which was common practice back then. Within a day the USS George Washington (CVN-73) and embarked armed air wing came on station off the coast. The ship had an emergency recall to get underway. In port watch teams started the reactor start up process.
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Post by: mack on September 27, 2018, 10:19:23 AM
To my knowledge, the F 15s from Otis on Cape Cod were armed.  They carried six missiles and 940 rounds of 20 millimeter ammunition capable of being cannon-fired at 100 shots per second.  They could have shot down an aircraft, if launched ASAP and if they had appropriate orders, neither of which happened.
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Post by: fdce54 on September 27, 2018, 11:18:36 AM
I think what Willy is referring to is two New Jersey Air Guard F-16s that flew up from McGuire AFB completely unarmed. The two pilots were the unit commander and the second pilot was a female. I saw her on a televised interview where she told of her commander telling her when they were airborne that if they encountered any planes that would not respond to orders to land they would have to ram that plane with their planes to bring it down. She said she understood and would have followed his order. Thank God they did not have to do that.
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Post by: mack on September 27, 2018, 02:46:58 PM
I think what Willy is referring to is two New Jersey Air Guard F-16s that flew up from McGuire AFB completely unarmed. The two pilots were the unit commander and the second pilot was a female. I saw her on a televised interview where she told of her commander telling her when they were airborne that if they encountered any planes that would not respond to orders to land they would have to ram that plane with their planes to bring it down. She said she understood and would have followed his order. Thank God they did not have to do that.

Frank - You are correct.  The F 16s were not armed.  One of the pilots has shared her event. 

One thing to keep in mind - no one anticipated a hijacking with a suicide mission to crash into a building.  The concerns were to intercept foreign aircraft attacks (a carryover from the Cold War) or to assist local law enforcement if a hijacking occurred.  Bringing down an American aircraft was almost impossible to comprehend. 
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Post by: capthale on September 28, 2018, 12:01:52 AM
The f 15s are now no longer based at cape code there at Barnes air field in Massachusetts
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Post by: capthale on September 28, 2018, 12:03:06 AM
Barnes angb
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Post by: 68jk09 on October 24, 2018, 01:03:21 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-working-while-dying-20181017-story.html
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Post by: 68jk09 on December 17, 2018, 06:20:29 PM
9-11 LUNG DAMAGE PREDICTOR ? .....   https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180904082034.htm
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Post by: manhattan on December 17, 2018, 07:35:45 PM
http://app.nationalproduction.wgbh.org/e/es.aspx?s=2531&e=1147828&elqTrackId=cec572465f4c4cb396ad0f9f75a476ee&elq=4d313ca8f90f4d4496f8d98771d9e5dc&elqaid=5568&elqat=1

The Weight of Dust 
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Post by: 68jk09 on January 10, 2019, 07:20:02 PM
2018 WTC RELATED LODDs.... REST IN PEACE TO ALL ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2019/005_sup_3_2019_eoe.pdf
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Post by: nfd2004 on January 10, 2019, 08:11:49 PM
 The FDNY, its members, the families and friends continue to pay a very steep price for that horrible day of September 11, 2001.

 The names of 24 more members will be added to that wall. But the number of family and friends who mourn their loss is much more than that.

 May those 24 members, along with the previous 177 names on that wall, plus the 343 FDNY firefighters including an FD chaplain and 2 paramedics, along with the 23 NYC police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers who have been lost from the worst attack on America soil - "Rest in Peace". And may the Good Lord give the families and friends the strength to bear their losses. 
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Post by: 68jk09 on January 16, 2019, 04:39:09 PM
STATUE REMOVED......   https://nypost.com/2019/01/14/sculpture-honoring-saudi-arabia-to-be-removed-from-ground-zero/
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Post by: 68jk09 on January 22, 2019, 06:45:20 PM
https://www.3lstories.com/fake-veteran
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Post by: nfd2004 on January 22, 2019, 07:44:15 PM
https://www.3lstories.com/fake-veteran

 This site member "Johnd248" has a son on the job in the Fairfield, Ct.

 Both "johnd248" and myself were once both Volunteer Firefighters in Fairfield, Ct and I still keep in contact with a few guys there. "No such character that I know of". I'm sure nobody that "johnd248" knows of either.

 My brother, a retired Bridgeport B/C, was also a volunteer firefighter with us too. He doesn't know of the guy either.
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Post by: BoroCall on January 24, 2019, 12:14:55 AM
This is L o n g overdue!!!!!!!!!!!

New York getting commemorative 9/11 license plate

http://longisland.news12.com/story/38959192/new-york-getting-commemorative-911-license-plate

https://911families.org/new-york-getting-commemorative-9-11-license-plate/

https://www.longisland.com/news/08-28-18/senator-ken-lavalle-measure-for-commemorative-911-license-plates-is-now-law.html

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Post by: 68jk09 on April 10, 2019, 06:46:50 PM
THIS CONGRESS WOMAN IS OUTRAGEOUS !!!!  .....  https://nypost.com/2019/04/10/my-fdny-sons-death-on-9-11-was-more-than-just-something/
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Post by: 68jk09 on April 11, 2019, 08:01:17 PM
THIS ONE IS JUST AS BAD !.....   https://nypost.com/2019/04/10/my-fdny-sons-death-on-9-11-was-more-than-just-something/
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Post by: 68jk09 on April 25, 2019, 03:19:59 AM
To add to Reply # 165 above....  https://thousandpointsofright.blogspot.com/2019/04/state-dmv-sells-over-150-license-plate.html
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Post by: 68jk09 on May 19, 2019, 03:46:31 AM
Question on the three firefighters who raise the flag at the World Trade Center are they currently still employed by FDNY or did they retire
Here is an article this week relating to one of the three  ....  https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-color-guard-lawsuit-20190518-f4iv3kw6mnbejcgste5ob5a67y-story.html?outputType=amp
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 08, 2019, 10:13:41 PM
Sponsors of Bill to Fully Fund & Make Permanent 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Announce Name Change to Honor Heroes

Bill to be renamed the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the lead sponsors the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes Act (H.R. 1327/S. 546) announced that the bill will be renamed as the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. This action by Congressmembers Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) honors these brave first responders who not only answered the call on 9/11/2001 and in the weeks and months afterwards, but also came to exemplify the fight for permanent healthcare and compensation for the 9/11 community. The amendment to make this change will be introduced as the bill comes to the House floor.

Like NYPD detective James Zadroga for whom the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and its reauthorization was named, NYPD detective Alvarez and FDNY firefighter Pfeifer were 9/11 heroes who passed away from cancer and other health problems linked to their time at Ground Zero. Alvarez and Pfeifer selflessly fought for the 9/11 bill for years and spent the last months of their lives coming to Washington to urge Members of Congress to make the 9/11 bill permanent. Their tireless efforts shone a spotlight on their brothers and sisters who are sick and dying from their work at Ground Zero and who need the health care and compensation from Congress they deserve. All three men are true heroes whose lives were devoted to helping others.

“Heroes like James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez exemplify the best of us. Naming this bill after them is just a small way to honor their service and that of the whole 9/11 community, knowing they all deserve so much more,” said Congresswoman Maloney. “They deserve to know that their healthcare and compensation will always be there when they need it and that our country stands behind them always. We will not rest until we make this bill law. It is the least we can do as a grateful nation.”

“Luis Alvarez, Ray Pfeifer, and James Zadroga dedicated their lives to protecting others and advocating on behalf of those ailing after the 9/11 attacks,” said Congressman Jerrold Nadler. “It is a fitting tribute to rename this legislation after these heroes who epitomized bravery and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”

“Lou Alvarez, Ray Pfeifer and James Zadroga personified America’s spirit and courage in responding to the evil of 9/11,” said Congressman King. “It is appropriate that the Victims Compensation Fund be named in their honor.”

“Luis Alvarez, Ray Pfeifer, and James Zadroga were 9/11 heroes who devoted their lives to helping others, and it is only fitting that this legislation be named in their honor,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Our 9/11 first responders are sick and dying, and too many of them have spent too much of their precious time left fighting to convince Congress to pass the 9/11 VCF bill. This legislation has strong bipartisan support and the votes in the Senate and the House to pass this bill as soon as it comes to the floor. This all comes down to political will and whether Congress is truly willing to ‘never forget the heroes of 9/11.”

“Luis Alvarez, James Zadroga, and Ray Pfeifer gave everything for this country by responding to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and it is unacceptable for this Congress to fail these heroes and their families,” said Senator Gardner. “After all they have done for us, our nation cannot and will not turn its back on them. It’s time for Congress to do its job and fully fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.”

“Brave warriors like Luis Alvarez, Ray Pfeifer, and James Zadroga not only rushed to the towers on and after 9/11, but they also continued to fight for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to provide justice and peace of mind for those sickened after the horrific attack,” said Senator Schumer. “Renaming the legislation in honor of these three selfless people, who made the ultimate sacrifice, is entirely appropriate. But the only real way to honor their sacrifice is to pass the House bill in the Senate to avoid any more delay in providing urgent funds and relief to our nation’s heroes and their families.”

“For 15 years the FealGood Foundation has walked the shallow halls of Congress to help pass the James Zadroga Health & Compensation Act not once, not twice, but three times. We are thankful for all those effected by 9/11 and its aftermath who joined us in over 275 trips & 1700 plus meetings. Your commitment and loyalty in advocating for tens of thousands should be embraced & emulated by all,” said John Feal, 9/11 Responder and Advocate. “However, along the way there are the few that standout. People like Firefighter Ray Pfeifer FDNY & Detective Luis Alvarez NYPD, who not only gave of themselves on 9/11 and the days and weeks that followed, but even more so in their final months, days and even hours of life. They are the embodiment of those that put others before themselves. That is why the name “Pfeifer” and the name “Alvarez” should have the distinct honor of joining the name “Zadroga” on this life saving piece legislation.  Ray and Lou will join Jimmy on the Mount Rushmore of those who were instrumental in ensuring we passed legislation for the tens of thousands who suffer everyday from that horrific Tuesday morning. These gentlemen stand in the shoes of all of those that have passed as a result of 9/11 illnesses as well as those that will unfortunately join them in the future. They were selfless, humble and gentlemen to the end and they continue to stand guard for us all as part of God’s Army of Angels fighting the 9/11 illnesses. Their names and legacies will live in perpetuity as the very foundation of the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.”

“Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act thanks the bipartisan group of sponsors, Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler and Peter King and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Gardner and Charles Schumer for taking this step to honor Ray Pfiefer and Luis Alvarez,” said Benjamin Chevat, Executive Director of Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act Inc. “FDNY Firefighter Pfeifer’s and NYPD Detective Alvarez’s work to help injured and ill 9/11 responders, survivors and their families in the face of their own health crises has inspired so many across our country. It is a fitting honor to include their names along with James Zadroga in the title of the bill in light of their courage and selflessness both as responders and as advocates in the years that followed.”

Background

On February 15, 2019, the Special Master of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund announced that due to a funding shortfall, injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors will receive cuts to the awards that they were expecting of 50% for pending claims and 70% for future claims. 

In the years since 9/11/2001, many 9/11 responders and survivors have become ill and many have lost their lives from exposure to a toxic cocktail of burning chemicals, pulverized drywall and powdered cement that was present at Ground Zero, the Shanksville Crash Site and the Pentagon. After years of urging Congress to act, in 2010 and again in 2015, legislation was passed to provide medical monitoring and treatment through the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and compensation through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The 2015 reauthorization made the health program essentially permanent, authorizing the program through 2090. However, at the time the bill only provide an extension of the VCF to 2020. Congress must act to make whole the responders, survivors, and families who have received reduced awards and to fully fund and extend the VCF through 2090 to match the life of the WTCHP.

This legislation is designed to ensure that the VCF is fully funded and will remain open for those that will become ill in the future. This legislation has 332 bipartisan cosponsors in the House and passed out of the House Judiciary Committee unanimously last month. A filibuster proof bipartisan majority of the United States Senate has cosponsored this legislation.

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Benjamin Chevat
Executive Director
Citizens for Extension of the James Zadroga Act, Inc.
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Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 14, 2019, 04:09:00 PM
STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEAL.....QUOTE..

John Feal
5 hrs
Friends - I am a strong believer in pick and choose your battles. On Friday 402 members of Congress showed their support by passing our bill HR1327. Last time I checked that doesn't happen often in DC. So for everyone wasting time on the 12 Republicans who did not support us, well let me say this friends, I do not care at all because we won this battle, they lost and I am concentrating on the Senate and Mitch McConnell! So again I say pick and choose your battles, but make sure you have enough energy for the next fight when it might actually be important. Enjoy your Sunday, as for me I will be sharpening my sword for the 100 in the Senate, not the 12 circus monkey's who cannot legislate and get out of their own way. ...UNQUOTE.     https://www.facebook.com/groups/48329772734/
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 14, 2019, 11:52:45 PM
7 STORY 9-11 SIGN.....    https://www.3lstories.com/midtown-gets-a-touching-seven-story-firefighter-mural
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 20, 2019, 05:24:42 PM
9-6-19 WTC MEMORIAL WALL CEREMONY AT METROTECH .... www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2019/074_sup_66_2019_eoe.pdf


Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 27, 2019, 03:45:50 PM
18th ANNIVERSARY 9-11 SCHEDULE.... http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2019/075_sup_69_2019_eoe.pdf
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 27, 2019, 03:49:07 PM
MESSAGE FROM THE FIRE COMMISSIONER.... http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2019/075_sup_68_2019_eoe.pdf
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 05, 2019, 06:25:51 PM
9-11 FF MICHAEL HAUB LAD*4 FUNERAL 9-10-19..... CONTINUED REST IN PEACE BROTHER.... www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-911-second-fdny-funeral-20190905-hpophqita5bmtpkwgn6xmsrdsa-story.html
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 09, 2019, 05:42:35 PM
CONTINUED REST IN PEACE TO ALL....NEVER FORGET !....NEVER FORGIVE !........ https://nyfd.com/9_11_wtc.html  ....REMEMBER ALSO THOSE TAKEN OR SUFFERING FROM EFFECTS OF THE WTC ATTACK BOTH PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 09, 2019, 09:30:08 PM
A POWERFUL PIECE....   https://www.city-journal.org/html/what-made-them-do-their-duty-12200.html
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 10, 2019, 10:10:03 AM
SCHOOLS TO OBSERVE 9-11.....   https://nypost.com/2019/09/09/new-law-requires-ny-schools-to-observe-9-11-anniversary/
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: entropychaser on September 10, 2019, 11:36:45 AM
There are a lot of books on the events of 9/11. If you haven't, I suggest reading Touching History by Lynn Spencer, published in 2008. Get a comfortable chair, a good light, a cold drink and "unplug" the phone. Once you start reading this book, you will have to finish it.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: grumpy grizzly on September 10, 2019, 02:23:24 PM
In regards to the 3 fire fighters and the flag, History Channel @ 7AM CST will show of what happened to the flag after it was raised. Also, why is no one showing the documentary made by the two French brothers who were riding with companies making a documentary?
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: STAjo on September 11, 2019, 05:05:38 AM
A POWERFUL PIECE....   https://www.city-journal.org/html/what-made-them-do-their-duty-12200.html

 As a Writer, I must say - I am awed by this Literal/Poetic Masterpiece, which describes the Service and
Sacrifice of our Heroes in such dramatic yet humble prose.

 As Always, on yet another Anniversary of that Dreadful Day - My Prayer remains:
  God Bless Those Who Serve; and Those Who Mourn. 
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: mikeindabronx on September 11, 2019, 07:54:17 AM
Continued Rest In Peace
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 1261Truckie on September 11, 2019, 08:33:42 AM
Amen, continued Rest in Peace
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: memory master on September 11, 2019, 11:19:11 AM
Amen
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: CVILLE 7111 on September 11, 2019, 11:55:04 AM

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Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: IRISH on September 11, 2019, 04:39:48 PM
Photos from today's wreath laying service at Donadea Forrest in County Kildare, Ireland attended to by members of the Dublin Airport Police & Fire Service and the 2nd Battalion Association

Also present was the family of FDNY FF Sean Tallon (FDNY 10 Truck 9/11 RIP)

NEVER FORGET

Photos ©️ Dub Airport Police & Fire Service


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Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: STAjo on September 11, 2019, 06:14:15 PM

 Beautiful Dec, Thank You.
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 12, 2019, 08:17:17 PM
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/fake-firefighter-makes-up-stories-ground-zero/?fbclid=IwAR2VgRfOXzGEEOr-XDNueBAKt1MqrWuHRGztZNv-bChClcgsSQEZYo011KQ
Title: Re: WTC 9-11 RELATED INFO.
Post by: memory master on September 13, 2019, 07:42:34 AM
P.O.S! That's about all I can say on this matter here without being utterly crude.