Category Archives: Families in the News

After opening, an influx of new artifacts for September 11 museum as survivors, victims’ kin visit

This photo provided by Carol Orazem shows a pair of boots with melted soles that Orazem wore while working at the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks of 2001. Orazem was a New York City police detective when the towers were destroyed.

Associated Press After seeing the new National September 11 Memorial Museum, one victim’s widow decided to donate one of her husband’s FDNY paramedic shirts, karate uniforms and beloved baseball jersey. A retired police detective gave the sole-scorched boots she wore while working amid the smoking wreckage of the twin towers. A survivor contributed her World […]

Also posted in 9/11 Memorials | Comments closed

Beyond words: Kent agrees on honor for 9/11 victim

Associated Press KENT, Conn. — The words will be set in stone, so Kent took some time to agree on how best to honor a town resident killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11. A ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Town Hall to dedicate a memorial, a stone with a plaque […]

Also posted in 9/11 Memorials | Comments closed

9/11 civilian hero, Kenneth Cubas, remembered in emotional street-renaming ceremony

The street renaming ceremony in West Brighton on Saturday morning. (Photo courtesy of office of Council member Debi Rose)

By Virginia N. Sherry Staten Island Advance As the terrorist horror at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan unfolded almost 13 years ago , Tompkinsville-born Kenneth Cubas, 48, sacrificed his life to help others trapped in the burning South Tower. Cubas, a long-time West Brighton resident, worked on the 97th floor of the WTC […]

Also posted in 9/11 Memorials | Comments closed