Staten Island’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Postcards will again be in person

The annual Staten Island 9/11 Memorial Ceremony will again be held in person at the Postcards Memorial in St. George.

The Ceremony will also be livestreamed, reports Giavanni Alves for the Staten Island Advance.

Names of Staten Islanders killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be read, as will names of recovery workers from Staten Island who have died of World Trade Center-related illnesses.

Invitations will be sent to Staten Island families soon.

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New pilot records database published after push from Flight 3407 families

Families of people killed aboard Flight 3407 have worked since its 2009 crash to establish a pilot records database which shows pilots’ flight histories and other records. That database now exists.

Flight 3407 killed 50 people, including Beverly Eckert, who was flying to Buffalo to deliver a check to a winner of the Sean Rooney Memorial Scholarship. Sean Rooney, her husband, was killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. The Flight 3407 pilots turned out to have been insufficiently trained, and the crash was attributed to pilot error, reports I’jaz Ja’ciel for Sprectrum News.

Karen Eckert, Beverly’s sister, was one of those who fought for the pilot database. She said, “…when you have a view in your mind about a person, you don’t stop. And you do it for them, and you do it for us — those of us who still fly. And it’s hard, yes — but you never think of quitting.”

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Biden quietly moves to start closing Guantánamo ahead of 20th anniversary of 9/11

The Biden administration is moving towards the closure of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. The efforts are low-key at present, but there is a decided attempt to take action before the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

The administration is hoping that foreign countries will take in some of the remaining prisoners, while transferring the rest to the United States’ mainland. Those detainees held in regard to the 9/11 terrorist attacks are due to be held in the US.

Biden officials say he hopes to close the prison before his first term ends, report Carol E. Lee and Courtney Kube for NBC News.

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