Category Archives: Families in the News

Building bonds among kids of terrorism’s victims

Michael Vitez, Philadephia Inquirer Robert Pycior, 21, wore an orange tutu, orange leotard, orange wig. He was feeling very pro-orange. He lost his father in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, but he had team spirit. Everyone on the orange team Sunday – and the blue and the red and teal, for that matter, all 72 […]

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Daughter of 9/11 Hero Begins Firefighting Training

By Kathleen Culliton New York Post The FDNY’s incoming class includes a department first: a woman whose firefighter dad was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Josephine Smith, 34, whose father, Kevin, died when the north tower collapsed, has been dreaming about this day for years, officials said. “We’ve had 9/11 sons and brothers, but […]

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9/11 Widow to Share Message of Hope, Healing with National Gathering

PR Newswire Project Rebirth, Inc., the resilience resource for those who serve community and country, announces a firefighter’s widow whose voice of hope is featured in the new 9/11 Museum this week shares her message that you can find joy after pain with hundreds of others who’ve lost their spouse. Tanya Villanueva Tepper, whose fiancé Sergio died on 9/11 as […]

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