9/11 Tribute Center programs are offered throughout the year. Lectures, educational workshops and support programs are available to unite family members who lost loved ones, survivors, Lower Manhattan residents, rescue and recovery workers and volunteers who assisted in the aftermath of 9/11. Visit tributewtc.org for a schedule of upcoming programs and events.
A new exhibit entitled Better Angels: Firefighters of 9/11 that is on display at the Wood Museum of Springfield History features portraits of the 343 FDNY firefighters who were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The paintings, which are on display at the Wood Museum of Springfield History, were painted by Dawn Howkinson Siebel of Massachusetts. The exhibit will remain at the museum through July 10, 2016. To learn more, please click here. Wood Museum of Springfield History hours Closed Monday…Find out more »
Jimmy Martinez retired from the FDNY after 26 years of service, many of them with E-157. He has multiple myeloma from his time at the World Trade Center and is currently a patient at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, needing regular blood and platelet transfusions Donations not used by Jimmy will be released for use by other patients, many of whom are children. In order to benefit Jimmy, all designated donations must be made by appointment in the Blood Donor Room…Find out more »
On Friday April 29, 2016, Robert McCarthy died of World Trade Center pancreatic cancer. Because he had retired before September 11, 2001, his death is not considered to be a line of duty death. FF Robert J. McCarthy retired in 1996 after a 27-year career with the Corona Tigers Engine 289. In 2001, he responded to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and worked the recovery effort. The FDNY is asked to turn out as if it was…Find out more »
Send the families of local fallen law enforcement officers to Washington DC to see their loved one’s names added to the Memorial Wall during National Police Week by attending a fundraiser on Thursday, May 5, 2016. From 6:00pm-11:00pm that evening, Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) will hold their annual fundraiser at Mulcahy’s of Wantagh. A $20.00 fee will include a hot buffet and live entertainment. A cash bar, raffles and 50/50 will be available. All funds raised will benefit the…Find out more »
The 2016 Law Enforcement Memorial Service will be held at 6:00pm on Friday, May 6, 2016 outside the Orange County Courthouse. The ceremony will last about an hour and will be followed by a reception in the Courthouse lobby. The names of two local police officers – Crawford Sgt. Eric Meier and NYPD Officer Ronald Becker — will be added to the Orange County memorial. The service will also honor 28 members of the local law enforcement community who died…Find out more »
The Detective Joe Lemm Memorial Basketball Game will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, May 6, 2016 at St. John’s Carnesecca Arena to honor Det. Lemm, raise funds for his family and to show appreciation for the NYPD. Lemm’s daughter Brooke will perform the national anthem. Detective Joseph Lemm was a decorated 15-year NYPD veteran. He spent the last five years of his career working on the Bronx Warrants Squad. His fellow cops gave him the nickname “Superman”. His career included 427…Find out more »