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.
On Thursday, March 6, 2014, the FDNY Bravest Boxing Team will take on the Garda [Police] Boxing Team from Dublin, Ireland to benefit Building Homes for Heroes. There will be 12 bouts of amateur boxing at NYC’s Webster Hall, starting at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. The Bravest Boxing team donates the proceeds from their events to Building Homes for Heroes, which builds handicap-accessible homes for severely injured veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. General admission is $25.00; ringside seats…Find out more »
The Rugby Player, a new 80-minute documentary about Mark Bingham, one of the passengers aboard Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 will be shown three times as part of the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California. Bingham, 31, was a big, adventurous man who played rugby and ran with the bulls in Pamploma. It is assumed that he must have been one of those who stormed the cockpit to overpower the terrorists. Bingham was openly gay. The first screenings will be Thursday, March 6,…Find out more »
The 13th annual Sean Caton Memorial Foundation Mardi Gras Ball will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Cocktail hour begins at 7:00pm with an authentic Cajun dinner, dancing and auctions following at 8:00pm. Dress is black tie optional, and masks and beads are encouraged. The cost will be $140.00 per person, with tables for 10 available for $1,200. Tables must be paid for in full in advance. All proceeds help the Sean Caton Memorial Foundation fund their annual scholarships for…Find out more »
The Commissioning of the USS Somerset will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00am at 1 Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia. Details can be found here. There are no tickets available – 7,000 people are expected to attend the ceremony. Among the speakers at the commissioning ceremony will be Gen. James F. Amos, Marine Corps Commandant, who is to give the keynote address; Captain Thomas L. Dearborn, who will be USS Somerset’s commanding officer and ship’s sponsor Mary Jo Myers, wife…Find out more »
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 11:00am EST, watch the USS Somerset Commissioning live here or here. Mary Jo Myers, wife of Air Force General (ret.) Richard Myers former chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, is the USS Somerset’s sponsor. Gen. James F. Amos, Marine Corps Commandant, will give the commissioning ceremony’s keynote address. Captain Thomas L. Dearborn will be the commanding officer of the ship.Find out more »
The 11th annual blood drive in honor of FDNY Firefighter John Chipura will be held from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in the gymnasium of Our Lady Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church on Staten Island. Chipura was a veteran Marine, a terrorist bombing survivor (1983 in Beirut) and an ex-NYPD officer who had been a firefighter for 2 years when he responded to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. He was 39. Donors should…Find out more »