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Night of Healing: Bucks Countians come together to embrace families of four slain young men with love, prayers and hugs

Organizers of the Bucks County 9/11 Garden of Reflection opened their hearts and their memorial for a candlelight service for four young men murdered in the area recently, reported Jeff Werner in Bucks County News. A Night of Healing supported the family and friends of Jimi Patrick, 19, Dean Finocchiaro, 19, Tom Meo, 21, and Mark Sturgis, 22, […]

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6-year-old completes triathlon after 3 open-heart surgeries

When 6-year-old Jack Foley completed the Long Beach Kids Triathlon, his first, he raised his hands over his head to imitate the pose his uncle Michael Kiefer struck when he finished his first triathlon on September 9, 2001. Firefighter Michael Kiefer, 25, was killed two days after his triathlon in the terrorist attacks on the […]

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Brave FDNY firefighter descends 200-foot elevator shaft to rescue four men trapped at Brooklyn Con Edison plant

Firefighter James Dowdell, of FDNY Rescue 2, was lowered 200 feet down an elevator shaft yesterday to rescue four trapped men in a power plant in Brooklyn, reports Thomas Tracy New York Daily News. Dowdell is the son of Lt. Kevin Dowdell, who was killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

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