9/11 hero Luis Alvarez honored posthumously on eve of attacks’ 18th anniversary

NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez, whose Congressional testimony while he was dying of World Trade Center-related cancer helped pass legislation giving recovery workers health benefits, has been honored at a ceremony on the eve of the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, reports Newsday’s Matthew Chayes.

The Alvarez family received a proclamation and  an ovation for Detective Alvarez at a ceremony at the Brooklyn Borough Hall.

A park in Detective Alvarez’s home town Oceanside will be renamed for him.

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