Work on 9/11 memorial underway in Natick 

By Brian Benson Metrowest Daily News

NATICK, MA – Police and firefighters have broken ground on a downtown September 11 memorial that will feature a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.

The memorial, slated to be unveiled September 11, will include a reflection garden, benches, landscaping, a sundial and a stone on which the steel will sit. A second piece of steel from the center, which was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, sits outside Natick’s VFW post.

Organizers hope to create a memorial that is a “reflective area where people can come and pay their respects,” said police Lt. Cara Rossi-Cafarelli, who has been working on the memorial.

Organizers are still trying to raise about $15,000, though they have made significant strides toward their $75,000 goal thanks to donations, selling bricks on which people can have messages or names engraved, a fundraising hockey game and a $20,000 Town Meeting appropriation.

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Forensic pathologist details grim work helping identify bodies after 9/11 in new book

Warning: This article is graphic.

By Larry McShane New York Daily News

On the morning of 9/11, forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek tilted her head skyward at the plane buzzing above Manhattan.

Seconds later, American Airlines Flight 11 slammed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. The first Ground Zero bodies reached her at the city medical examiner’s office within 24 hours.

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David Lim, PANYNJ Officer & 9/11 Survivor, To Retire Thursday

CBS New York

David Lim and dog Sirius (Credit: PANYNJ)

David Lim and dog Sirius (Credit: PANYNJ)

A first responder who survived the September 11 attacks will report for his final roll call Thursday.

Port Authority Police Lt. David Lim is one of only 16 survivors of the collapse of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

On 9/11, Lim was on duty in the North Tower when it collapsed at 10:28 a.m. in 11 seconds, killing everyone still alive on upper floors and scores of first responders.

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