Arlene Howard, mother of 9/11 victim honored by George W. Bush, dies at 95

Arlene Howard, the mother of Port Authority Police Officer George Howard, has died at the age of 95. PAPD Officer George Howard was killed at the World Trade Center responding to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Mrs. Howard gave President George W. Bush her son’s shield shortly after the attacks, and remained friends with the president.

During World War II, Arlene Howard was one of the first women to join the WAVES, the women’s branch of the Naval Reserve.

Two of her six children died before her, writes Michael O’Keeffe for Newsday.

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