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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9/11 victim’s family discusses courageousness, selflessness with Kiski Area elementary students

The mother and sister of Welles Remy Crowther shared Welles’ story with fifth- and sixth-graders in Pennsylvania, writes R.A. Monti in Trib Live. Welles was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks at age 24. He was an equities trader at Sandler O’Neill and Partners, on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower and helped evacuate […]

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