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Peter Ganci III, son of FDNY chief killed on 9/11, promoted to captain

Peter Ganci III is now an FDNY captain.

His father, FDNY Chief of Department Peter Ganci, was killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He had a chance to escape, but refused to leave his men and was killed in the collapse of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

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Bipartisan deal would allow 9/11 families to access more funding

A new bill in Congress will change the eligibility requirements for the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund. If passed this week, September 11th spouses and children could access half of the fund. The other half would go to victims of other terrorist attacks, reports Craig Schneider for Newsday. The fund’s money comes via […]

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Fallen 9/11 hero, Boston College alum Welles Remy Crowther to be honored at football game

Boston College will hold their annual Red Bandanna Game on Saturday to honor alumnus and lacrosse player Welles Crowther, who was killed saving others in the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, reports Josh Brogadir for WCVB Channel 5. November 9, 2019 Crowther’s family will attend and appear on the field […]

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