Patrick Murphy, 51

Staten Island Advance

Patrick Murphy, 51

Patrick Murphy, 51. He graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School and earned an associate’s degree from Empire State College, Ocean Breeze.

Former Staten Islander Patrick P. Murphy, 51, a retired NYPD sergeant and 9/11 responder who will be remembered as a loving family man, died Wednesday in Bellevue Hospice, Manhattan, after a long illness.

Born and raised in Great Kills, Mr. Murphy lived in Westerleigh until 2009, when he relocated to Brooklyn. He graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School and earned an associate’s degree from Empire State College, Ocean Breeze.

A member of the NYPD from 1983 to 2004, Mr. Murphy served in the elite emergency service unit.

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Daughter of 9/11 hero awarded scholarship

Queens Chronicle

Taylor Moss Photo courtesy of NLEAFCF

Taylor Moss Photo courtesy of NLEAFCF

A Howard Beach teenager is one of fewer than two dozen winners of a national scholarship awarded to children of law enforcement and firefighters who were killed or injured in the line of duty. The National Law Enforcement & Firefighters Children’s Foundation announced Taylor Moss of Howard Beach as a recipient of the NLEAFCF Scholarship.

She is just one of 23 students from across the country to receive the award, which is based on financial need and academic merit. Moss received the scholarship in recognition of her exceptional leadership, community service and scholastic achievement. Moss will receive $1,500 in scholarship money.

“Helping their children better pay for college and complete their higher education is the least we can do to honor the first responders who have given so much to protect us,” said NLEAFCF President and Founder Al Kahn. “Taylor has demonstrated leadership among her peers and exceptional scholastic achievements and community service. We are proud to be a part of helping Taylor achieve her academic goals.”

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Hastert to speak at Flight 93 anniversary

By Staff Daily American

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert, who was Speaker on 9/11, will deliver remarks at the annual observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial.

This year’s commemoration will be highlighted by the first public display of the Congressional Gold Medal that will be presented to Flight 93 National Memorial by U.S House and Senate leaders in a private ceremony at the United States Capitol on September 10.

Enacted on December 23, 2011, the Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act directed that a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award the United States Congress can bestow, be struck for each of the 9/11 sites to honor the men and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks. The Flight 93 National Memorial medal will be presented at the memorial for the first time during the September 11 observance and will remain on display through Sunday, September 14. This will be the only opportunity to view the medal until it goes on permanent display in the new Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center, scheduled to be dedicated in September 2015.

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