Category Archives: 9/11 Memorials

Ground Zero firefighter memorialized with Staten Island street sign

The corner of Katan and Getz Avenues in Staten Island was renamed Captain John Graziano Way, reports Diane C. Lore of the Staten Island Advance. Captain Graziano was an FDNY officer who worked at the site of the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks and died of site-related cancer last year. He was 63. He […]

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Brooklyn school named after beloved FDNY Captain Vernon Richard, hero killed on 9/11

After a long journey, FDNY Captain Vernon Richard will finally get a school named for him in his native Brooklyn. Captain Richard, who was killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, will be honored on June 30 when the FDNY High School in East New York changes its name to the Capt. […]

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UR grad Zhe “Zack” Zeng remembered for heroism during 9/11 attacks

On May 31, 2016, the University of Rochester honored alumnus Zhe “Zack” Zeng for heroism, reports WHEC Rochester, NY. Zeng, while working at the Bank of New York a few blocks from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, ran to the Towers with medical supplies to use his EMT skills to help the inured. He died doing […]

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