Category Archives: 9/11 Memorials

Survivor Joe Dittmars speaks at memorial groundbreaking

An architect's model of the new Chatham County 9/11 First Responders Memorial, Harry Lynch, photo

By Beth Velliquette Chapel Hill News PITTSBORO — He could see it in their eyes. “They knew that they were going up those steps to try and beat a fire that they couldn’t beat,” said Joe Dittmar. “They knew that they were going up those steps to try and save lives that they couldn’t save. […]

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Cancer-surviving retired cop set for Ground Zero fundraising climb

By Maria Alvarez Newsday To see a video interview with Ron Pechtol, please click here. Cancer survivor and retired NYPD Officer Ron Pechtol has no regrets about being a cop even though it exposed him to the toxic smoke and smoldering fires of the 9/11 pile at the World Trade Center. “I worked there long […]

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Judge rules Flight 93 site near Shanksville worth $1.53 million

By Brian Bowling Pittsburgh Tribune-Review A three-person commission came up with the correct value for the United Flight 93 crash memorial site, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose rejected arguments by the previous property owner, Michael Svonavec, and the current owner, the federal government, that the commissioners erred in their analysis […]

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