Category Archives: 9/11 Memorials

9/11 memorial in Coney Island vandalized

The vandalized 9/11 memorial in Coney Island as NYPD officers investigate.Photo: Demetrius E. Loadholt

By Erin Calabrese and Chris Perez New York Post A Brooklyn 9/11 memorial dedicated to the memory of those who sacrificed themselves to save others was vandalized Friday night, according to police. Authorities discovered the disgraceful act at the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance in Coney Island’s MCU Park — home of the Cyclones baseball team. Three laser-engraved […]

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Street Renamed for Police Officer Robert Ehmer Who Died from 9/11-Related Cancer

Katie Honan, DNAInfo  ELMHURST — A street corner was renamed for a police officer who died several years ago from cancer he contracted while working on rescue efforts after the 9/11 attacks, according to family and police officials. Police Officer Robert Ehmer joined the NYPD in 1985 and spent most of his 20 years with the […]

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Special dog unites 9/11 victim’s family, TSA agent

TSA agent David Wills and his explosive-sniffing dog Rriverso attend the annual Joe Riverso memorial at Stepinac High School. Photo Carucha L. Meuse, The Journal News

By Theresa Juva-Brown Saturday was a special day for the family and friends of Joseph Riverso, who died on September 11, 2001. Not only did they remember Riverso during a memorial football game at Stepinac High School, they met the Transportation Security Administration canine, “Riverso,” named in his honor and the dog’s caretaker, TSA […]

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