Submit names of first responders for Staten Island 9/11 memorial by April 14

Families of the Staten Island rescue and recovery workers from the World Trade Center site who have since died of September 11th-related illnesses have until Friday, April 14, 2017 to submit names for inclusion on the memorial in their memory. The memorial is very near the Postcards Memorial in St. George.

Those who miss the deadline will have other opportunities to submit names, reports Rachel Shapiro in the Staten Island Advance.

The memorial is already ready for names. It is a marble tablet bearing the legend, “Dedicated to those First Responders who lost their lives as a result of their service in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center in the days and months following September 11, 2001.”, in honor of Staten Island’s police officers, EMS personnel, firefighters and other recovery workers who have died from 9/11-related illnesses.

To submit a name, contact Emma Pfohman of the Economic Development Corporation at epfohman@edc.nyc by the 14th and submit the full name of your loved one, including middle initial, organization, title and date of death.

One of the following must also be submitted: A certification document from the World Trade Center Health Program/James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act; or an award letter from the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund.

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