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.

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November 2014

Light up Wethersfield for the Richard M. Keane Foundation

November 18 - December 24
Unnamed Venue,
Wethersfiled, CT United States

Wethersfield, CT has a 40-year-old tradition of lighting luminaria on Christmas Eve. Again this year, the Richard M. Keane Foundation is selling luminaria kits to make it easy to participate in this beautiful tradition. Each kit contains the special bag, a 14-hour candle and instructions. Kits cost $1.50 apiece. All funds raised will support the Keane Foundation 9/11 Memorial Sports Center, which honors Richard “Dick” Keane, who was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 while working for…

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Lt. Jon Sezak of Engine 71 Needs Blood and Platelets

November 19 - December 29
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

FDNY Lt. Jon Sezak is currently a patient at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, being treated for a World Trade Center-related blood disorder. His illness requires regular blood and platelet transfusions. In order for Lt. Sezak to receive them, all designated blood donations must be made in the Blood Donor Room at Memorial Sloan Kettering, which is open Friday through Monday from 8:30am to 3:00pm and on Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30am to 7:00pm. The Blood Donor Room is located…

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December 2014

PO Thomas Gorman Memorial Blood Drive

December 1 - 31
Somerset Medical Center

The PO Thomas Gorman Memorial Blood Drive will take place during the month of December at the Somerset Medical Center in New Jersey. The drive honors Port Authority Police Officer Thomas Gorman, who was killed in the line of duty during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. PO Gorman was a regular blood donor who made his final blood donation blood on September 10, 2001. Because his birthday was in December, Somerset Medical Center and his mother, Theresa, hold…

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Where to Turn’s annual Toy Drive

December 3 - 24

The non-profit Where to Turn, a Staten Island group begun in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, needs help to assist families in need this December. Where to Turn is accepting new, unwrapped toys to stock the shelves of their annual toy store. In the past, the store has NOT been at the home of Where to Turn. We have not found details of the place or times of this year’s store. Please call Where to Turn for…

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Viewing of the Solidarity Creche

December 14, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - January 15, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Casa Belvedere,
79 Howard Ave., Staten Island, NY United States

The Italian Cultural Foundation will welcome the public to view the Solidarity Creche (Il Presepio Della Solidariet) at their headquarters at Casa Belvedere in Staten Island. The Solidarity Creche  was presented to the FDNY by the Naples Chamber of Commerce in December 2001. It is an elaborate, 150-piece Nativity scene in which the Three Kings are holding fire helmets marked “9”, “11” and “01” to honor those murdered in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Solidarity Creche moves each year…

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World Trade Center Christmas tree

December 15 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm

If you would like a photo of your loved one to go on the World Trade Center Christmas tree at Liberty and Greenwich Streets (by the Firefighters’ Memorial outside Engine 10/Ladder 10), and are unable to put one on the tree yourself,  send a photo to kgrieger@911families.org. The photo will be put on the tree. Rosemary Cain, mother of FF George C. Cain, takes care of the ornaments after Christmas every year and puts up the tree annually. The members…

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