9/11 memorial by Concho River destroyed; World Trade Center steel stolen

Staff of the Standard Times report that the San Angelo, Texas September 11th memorial has been destroyed by vandals and its World Trade Center steel has been stolen.

The monument, which stood near Celebration Bridge on the Concho River and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, was one of the few Texas memorials that had a piece of steel from the World Trade Center,

Anyone with information about the stolen steel or the vandal is asked  to contact police at 325-481-2718. T speak anonymously, click here, text TIP SAPD to 888777 or call the 24-hour tip hotline at 1-855-847-7247.

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After Orlando shooting, first responders grapple with psychological toll

Police officers, paramedics and EMTs from the Orlando shooting talk about their experiences that night and how they’re coping, and a variety of trauma specialists discuss the psychological impact that follows traumatic events.

First responders train for mass casualty incidents, but nothing compares to the reality, report  Morgan Winsor, Julie Barzilay, and Dr. Amy Glick of ABC News.

Only a small portion of people suffer long-term effects, though those working to save lives, survivors, family members, medical personnel at hospital and friends of victims are all at risk.

Everyone needs to process their experience in their own way and in their own time, as it can take months or years. Communication and social support are hugely important in preventing long-term trauma.

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Rainbow and 49 birds appear over Orlando victims’ memorial: ‘We were all stunned’

The day following the Orlando nightclub shooting, a man named Joel Franco took a photo of a flock of birds flying over a memorial service. When someone counted the birds, Franco realized that there were exactly 49 birds over the memorial — the number of people killed in the massacre, writes Terry Turner in Good News Network.

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