Category Archives: Families in the News

9/11 widow Stephanie DeSimone files lawsuit against Saudi Arabia

Navy Commander Patrick Dunn was killed on September 11, 2001 when terrorists hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon. His widow, Stephanie DeSimone, was two months pregnant at the time, reports Greg Clary on CNN. Now, two days after JASTA was passed, DiSimone has filed suit against Saudi Arabia, alleging that the Saudis provided material support […]

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2016 Siller Run: Father of fallen 9/11 fireman still feels pain

Sam Cannizzaro, 80, a retired FDNY firefighter with a 33-year career, lost his son, FF Brian Cannizzaro, in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Today, he carried his son’s banner at the 15th annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run, reported Jim Waggoner  in the Staten Island Advance. “They say time heals all wounds, but […]

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In Somerset County, a solemn service at Flight 93 crash site

The 40 brave souls who averted tragedy on the ground by bringing down United Flight 93 into a field in rural Pennsylvania were honored on the fifteenth anniversary of their sacrifice, writes Sharon Eberson in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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