Category Archives: 9/11 Community

LI First Responders Bring Cheer to Wounded Vets in Washington

Maria Alvarez Newsday Bearing baseball caps, T-shirts and a gentle manner, some Long Island first responders are using their firehouse camaraderie to help wounded war veterans in Washington, D.C. The Vigiano Group — named for two brothers and first responders from Long Island killed on 9/11 and made up of former firefighters and Marines — […]

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WTC survivor Colleen Reilly speaks at Rose of Hope fundraiser

Kendra Wingate, Minuteman News Center Fairfield, CT —  “A Sea of Possibilities” inspired 250 guests at this year’s sold-out tenth anniversary Rose of Hope celebration, held at the Trumbull Marriott. The annual dinner, silent and live auction fundraising event benefits the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center located at 111 Beach Road in Fairfield. The Norma […]

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Global Conflict Survivors Share Stories, Talk Forgiveness

David Knight Jr. St. Croix Source Two of the most notorious acts of violence of the last quarter century, the Bosnian genocide of the 1990s and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were given human faces at a recent panel event hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands on its St. Thomas campus. […]

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