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Statement from John Howard, Administrator, World Trade Center Health Program, marking the seven-year anniversary of the WTC Health Program

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is marking its seventh year since being established in July 2011. Created by Congress, the WTC Health Program provides no-cost medical monitoring and treatment to those whose health has been impacted by the September 11th terrorist attacks, their aftermath, and the rescue and cleanup operations that followed. With […]

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17 years after 9/11, FBI honors agent who died of cancer linked to Flight 93 crash probe

FBI agent Laurie Fournier spent nearly two weeks at the field where United Flight 93 crashed after being hijacked during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, recovering remains and searching for evidence. She died of melanoma in 2009 at the age of 47. Now, 17 years after the attacks, her death has been linked to […]

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FDNY Chief Ronald Spadafora, 63, hailed as 9/11 hero during funeral

FDNY Assistant Chief Ronald Spadafora was lauded at his funeral by FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro and others. Chief Spadafora died of World Trade Center-related cancer last week. Commissioner Nigro told the crowd, “It was a theme of his career: Where there was difficult work to do that’s where you would find Ron leading the way. […]

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    1. Plaque Dedication for FDNY FF Thomas J. Farrell

      July 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    2. Book signing – “The Light in 9/11: Shocked by Kindness, Healed by Love”

      July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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      July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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