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Leon W. Smith, Jr., fireman killed on 9/11, remembered by Bronx community

The Firefighter Leon W. Smith Jr. Foundation held a fundraiser last Saturday, celebrating students the foundation has helped, reports News 12 Bronx. Leon W. Smith Jr. was killed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The foundation in his name was started by his mother.

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After losing a brother, Joe Quinn thought war would save him – now he’s saving other veterans

U.S. Army Captain Joe Quinn hoped to avenge his brother Jimmy’s death at the World Trade Center by fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, but struggled with trauma and guilt after his combat tours reports Mike Newall in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Now Quinn is the executive director of Headstrong, a nonprofit group which provides mental health help to veterans. […]

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Flag ceremonies at Flight 93 Memorial support fundraising, offer respects

The Flight 93 National Memorial is flying flags over the memorial to honor the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 and to raise funds for the maintenance of the memorial, reports Mary Pickels in the Tribune-Review. Participants in each flag ceremony say names of those aboard the flight, salute, or make other respectful gestures. The participants […]

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