Mom of 9/11 victim Matthew Yarnell: Identified remains ‘finally put everything to rest’

CNN

It’s been more than 13 years since 2,753 [sic – 2,749 – the final 4 are 3 people who died of site illness years later and one added by court order] people were reported missing in lower Manhattan after the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Although death certificates have been issued for all 2,753 [sic], the work to identify each victim continues.

Matthew Yarnell

Matthew Yarnell

In fact, it’s far from over: Some 40% of the victims have not yet been identified, according to the city’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

The most recent identified victim is Matthew Yarnell, a 26-year-old New Jersey native who worked for Fiduciary Trust on the 97th floor of the South Tower. Read More »

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9/11 Museum’s ‘entertainment’ award angers some victims’ families

Susan Edelman New York Post

The 9/11 Museum won an award for “themed entertainment” during a ceremony at Disneyland — enraging some victims’ families who complain museum officials have made a mockery of Ground Zero.

Photo Gregory Mango NY Post

Photo Gregory Mango NY Post

The Themed Entertainment Association on Saturday honored it with the award for “Extraordinary Cultural Achievement” at its 21st annual Thea Awards gala ceremony at the resort in Anaheim, Calif.

The top award went to the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Florida. Read More »

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Marines from USS Arlington donate time to feed hungry

Lance Cpl. Calvin Shamoon DVIDS

BOSTON – A group of more than 20 Marines with U.S. Marine Forces Command and II Marine Expeditionary Force aboard the USS Arlington (LPD-24) amphibious transport dock ship could have spent their time exploring the city of Boston but instead they chose to volunteer their time at the Greater Boston Food Bank, March 17.

Corporal Joshua Aaron Saffady at the Greater Boston Food Bank Photo by Lance Cpl. Calvin Shamoon

Corporal Joshua Aaron Saffady at the Greater Boston Food Bank Photo by Lance Cpl. Calvin Shamoon

Although the Marines were primarily in Boston to march in the nation’s third largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, what they were doing behind the scenes had the greater impact. They wanted to give back to those people that welcomed them to their city with open arms so they rolled up their sleeves and got to work.

They have been around since the 1970s when Kip Tiernan started distributing food out of a station wagon. Over the last few decades, however, it went from just a citizen helping those in need, to an organization that is large enough to feed a sold-out Fenway Park 11,000 times according to the organization’s website. Read More »

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