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Estimate: 9/11 Pentagon death toll could have exceeded that of the World Trade Center

Renovations at the Pentagon saved hundreds, or possibly thousands of lives on September 11, 2001, said James Schwartz, a former fire official for the city of Arlington reports Scott McCaffrey, in Inside NOVA. Due to the construction, terrorists flew American Airlines Flight 77 into a largely unoccupied section of the Pentagon’s E-ring on the morning of […]

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9/11 firefighter’s nephew calls on city to finish Postcards Memorial by adding names of those who died of 9/11 illnesses

A Staten Island man whose firefighter uncle was killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks is asking the city  to include the names of those who have died of 9/11-related illnesses on the Postcards Memorial, reports Rachel Shapiro in the Staten Island Advance. An unfinished memorial to those who have died of World Trade Center-related illnesses is adjacent to the Postcard’s […]

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Canadian town receives WTC beam for serving as temporary 9/11 refuge for stranded travelers

Gander, a tiny town in Newfoundland, population about 13,000, received 39 planes and about 7,000 guests when the terrorist attacks of 2001 closed all US airspace. Their hospitality and kindness was a bright spot in the blackest of days. Now they are being thanked with World Trade Center steel, report Ellen Moynihan Larry McShane in […]

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