Senate Passes ‘Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act’

From JP Newsroom

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer on Friday called on the House of Representatives to pass his bi-partisan sponsored “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” (JASTA) bill after the Senate passed it by unanimous consent.

The legislation allows victims of 9/11 and other terrorist acts to sue foreign countries that funded terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, ISIS and others. JASTA would also allow a family member to sue those that fund ISIS, Hamas and other groups, should they kill an American in an act of terrorism.

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Wreaths placed at Pentagon Memorial to honor 9/11 victims

By Carlos Bongioann, Stars & Stripes

Volunteers fanned out across Arlington National Cemetery Saturday to place 143,000 balsam remembrance wreaths on the graves of America’s fallen as the Wreaths across America program marked its 22nd year.

Wreaths placed at Pentagon Memorial to honor 9/11 victims

Service members join civilian volunteers in placing wreaths on a fence at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., as part of Wreaths across America
Joe Gromelski Stars & Stripes

ARLINGTON, Va. — Kathy Dillaber, who survived the September 1, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon that killed her sister helped hang the first of 184 wreaths placed in memory of those who died there that day.

The ceremony Friday at the Pentagon Memorial was the first of several planned across the country and overseas as part of Wreaths across America. On Saturday, thousands of volunteers turned out to lay more than 200,000 wreaths on graves at Arlington National Cemetery.

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James W. Langan obituary, ironworker at World Trade Center recovery operation

From NY Daily News

James Langan

James Langan

Langan, James W. of Staten Island, NY passed away on December 9th 2014.

Jimmy is survived by 8 children, 15 grand-children & 2,300 loving Union brothers and sisters, both working and retired. Jimmy was President of Metallic Lathers & Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 46 from 1992-2005 when he retired.

As a 50-year working member of Local 46, Jimmy represented his Union in every dignified manner imaginable. Jimmy protected work jurisdiction and helped negotiate 6 union contracts from 1993 through 2005. Born on February 24th 1930, Jimmy was one of the city’s first responders to the World Trade Center attack on September 12th, 2001 at the age of 71.

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