Anonymous FDNY firefighter sick from 9/11 toxins donating $100K

An FDNY firefighter in remission from World Trade Center-related cancer has donated $100,000 — half the money he received from the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act — to the FDNY Fired Up for a Cure Foundation to help others who are also sick.

He said he was inspired to do so by another firefighter’s similar gesture in 2018, reports ABC Channel 7.

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A message from CAPT S. L. Bateshansky of USS SOMERSET

From the CO of USS SOMERSET, the ship that honors those brave souls aboard United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001:

Tomorrow morning I will turn over command to CAPT Dave Kurtz. He comes to us with an extensive background of performance and will continue to lead SOMERSET in an exceptional manner.

For me, it has been an incredibly rewarding 2 years onboard and 14.5 months in command. Your Sailors have answered every call, jumped every hurdle, and found a way to collectively get it done with precision and style all the time, every time. I am proud to have been part of their journey and be amazed at what they accomplished. Thank you all for your support to your Sailors along the way.

Let’s Roll!

CAPT S. L. Bateshansky

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Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center to honor 9/11 victims by telling their story

Jim Laychak lost his brother Dave in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. He is now the president of the Pentagon Memorial Fund and is working to build a visitor center for the people who come to the Pentagon Memorial, to ensure that the stories of that day are never lost.

“We need to tell the story for the people who were born after 9/11,” Laychak told Rachel Kirkland of “It’s almost as if the memorial was built without a memory. There’s nothing to explain it in more detail.”

The Pentagon Memorial, honoring the 184 people killed on 9/11 at the Pentagon and aboard Flight 77, was dedicated in the summer of 2009. The coming visitor center will be a two-story building with exhibits about the 9/11 terrorist attacks and how they continue to affect our world.

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