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Joe Grzelak Memorial Scholarship Fund surprises St. John Villa graduates with final gift

Joanne Grzelak, widow of FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Grzelak, who was killed in the North Tower of the World Trade Center while responding to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, has for many years given an annual scholarship worth $500.00 to a graduate of St. John Villa Academy, reports Annalise Knudson in the Staten Island Advance. When […]

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USPBL’s Mercado reflects on his ‘best friend,’ father FF Steve Mercado, who died in 9/11

Skylar Mercado was 6 when his best friend, his father, FDNY Firefighter Steve Mercado, was killed while responding to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center. The elder Mercado, of Engine 40/Ladder 35, was 38. Skylar, currently a shortstop with the United Shore Professional Baseball League, spoke with Tony Paul of The Detroit News on […]

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Flight 93 wreckage to be buried at memorial site

Families of Flight 93, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation have arranged for the transfer of the final pieces of United Flight 93 to be buried at the private crash site area of the Flight 93 National Memorial. Wreckage has been stored securely since the FBI finished its investigation into the crash. Its burial, slated […]

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