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Leon W. Smith, Jr., fireman killed on 9/11, remembered by Bronx community

The Firefighter Leon W. Smith Jr. Foundation held a fundraiser last Saturday, celebrating students the foundation has helped, reports News 12 Bronx. Leon W. Smith Jr. was killed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The foundation in his name was started by his mother.

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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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Saturday’s games at Nyack promote girls lacrosse and honor former team captain, Stacey Sennas McGowan, killed on 9/11

Stacey Sennas McGowan was honored at the fourteenth annual Stacey Sennas McGowan Memorial Lacrosse Games  at her alma mater Nyack High School. Stacey, who played lacrosse at both Nyack High School and Boston College, was killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 while a managing director at Sandler O’Neill & Partner on the 104th floor […]

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