Bill to designate 9/11 site as national memorial to be considered in Congress

A proposed Congressional bill to designate the 9/11 Memorial a national memorial and authorizing funds for its operations and security was passed out of committee and could be voted on by the House of Representatives next week, writes Rose Krebs in the Burlington County Times on February 3, 2016

The bill was introduced by Congressman Tom MacArthur and has 73 co-sponsors.

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9/11, military widows help each other heal at a Jacksonville Beach retreat

Our friends at Tuesday’s Children sponsored a three-day retreat on a Florida beach for widows of US military personnel and September 11th widows. The program, Project Heart to Heart, started last year.

Andrea Garbarini, who lost her husband, FDNY Lt. Charley Garbarini in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, said, “I felt like I needed to be around some other women who had lost their spouses. I knew I could help.”

Beth Reese Cravey of the Florida Times Union wrote about the group on February 3, 2016.

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Families of 9/11 heroes moved by artistic tributes at NYPD headquarters

Rocco Parascandola writes in the February 2, 2016 issue of the New York Daily News about a luncheon to mark the extension of the Zadroga Act that featured paintings of some of the police officers who either were killed during the attacks or who died of site-related illnesses due to their work during the recovery effort.

A number of their families were in attendance at the lunch.

The paintings of members of the NYPD will be displayed at 1 Police Plaza.

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