Volunteers honor 9/11 memorial with Sunday cleanup

The 9/11 Postcards Memorial will be ready for the anniversary of the terrorist attacks now that a group of about 40 volunteers has tidied up and planted new flower displays.

Many of the volunteers lost relatives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or to site-related illnesses in the years following the attacks, reports Joseph Ostapiuk for the Staten Island Advance.

“This place is so special to so many people,” commented Dominick DeRubbio, executive director of Friends of Postcards, the group behind the clean-up.

Their work will assist the major work of fixing the site. New York City has allocated funds to clean the huge winglike fiberglass sculptures that make up the memorial and the granite silhouettes of those Staten Islanders killed in the attacks.

Work on the memorial will be completed in time for this year’s anniversary of the attacks.

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