Category Archives: Families in the News

FDNY sons honor their lost fathers as they carry on heroic legacy

Thomas Palombo, 24, and Harry Ford Jr., 27, both joined the FDNY this week. Each man lost his firefighter father months apart from one another. James Sullivan, 25, is also becoming a firefighter in this class to honor his father. Frank Palombo, the father of 10, was killed responding to the terrorist attacks on the […]

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Family member Michael Burke – Patriotism was banned from the 9/11 Memorial a long time ago

Michael Burke, who lost his brother, Captain William F. Burke, FDNY, in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, writes in the April 29, 2016  NY Post about the informal choir of middle-school children from North Carolina who were stopped by 9/11 Memorial guards from singing the national anthem. ‘“The guard did not respond appropriately,” […]

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Compromise reached between competing Lower Makefield groups planning 9/11 ceremonies at township’s Garden of Reflection

At the Lower Makefield board of supervisors meeting on April 20, 2016, a compromise was reached about conflicting 9/11 ceremonies this year at the Garden of Reflection, reported D.E. Schlatter in Bucks Local News. Supervisor Judi Reiss, who lost her son in the terrorist attacks, had received a township permit to reserve the Garden  from 7:00am on […]

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