Meet 3 women who are comforting families of 9/11 illness sufferers

Diane Pryor-Holland, who lost her husband, NYPD Officer Richard Holland, to World Trade Center-related kidney cancer; Dolores Weiner, who lost her brother, Thomas, to 9/11-related illness; and Bertha Merriweather, mother to NYPD Detective Tommy Merriweather, who also died of illness related to his service after the terrorist attacks, help other NYPD families dealing with site-related illness by making them quilts.

Their group is called Helping Our Post-9/11 Survivors or H.O.P.S. They plan to make a quilt for every NYPD family with a death from World Trade Center-related illness.

“Take it, wrap yourself in it, remember your loved one, remember us, that we’re all a family,” Weiner told New York 1’s Michael Scotto.

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Boy, 12, fighting cancer wants police patches

Jeremiah Derks, 12, was diagnosed with cancer this summer and is currently going through chemotherapy after having surgery. He would like to become a police officer one day.

He and his parents would like to receive police patches.

If you have a patch to send, please mail it to

Jeremiah Derks
229 Luke Court
Kokomo, IN 46901

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Northwest Ohio 9/11 Memorial opens

The Northwest Ohio 9/11 Memorial, sponsored by the 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard will open to the public on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

The memorial is designed as a sundial; its outside is numbered like a clock, reflecting the four times planes were crashed by terrorists on September 11, 2001. The memorial contains artifacts from the three sites affected by the terrorist attacks, including steel from the World Trade Center, limestone from the Pentagon, and soil from the field in rural Pennsylvania where Flight 93 went down.

Visiting the memorial is free, but because it is on a military base, visitors must register for tours.

Visitors must obey these regulations.

1. All adults will be required to provide a valid driver’s license or state ID upon arrival. All foreign nationals will be required to provide a valid visa or passport upon arrival. Failure to provide required documentation will result in denied access to the installation.
2. Please plan to arrive a few minutes BEFORE your scheduled tour in order to allow enough time to go through security.
3. Weapons of any kind are prohibited on the installation
4. Illegal drugs of any kind are prohibited on the installation
5. Tours will consist of visiting the memorial only. Guests will NOT have access to tour other installation facilities.
6. Due to Department of Defense security requirements, in accordance with Air Force Manual 31-113, background checks are required PRIOR to your visit to the installation. Once you receive your confirmation email, you will be asked to call our security forces personnel to provide the following information: Driver’s License, State ID, visa or passport number.

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