Monument for Ill and Injured 9/11 Responders and Survivors

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer lead an effort along with the sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, U.S. Rep Jerrold Nadler, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, local residents, first responders, organized labor, and other elected officials to work on establishing a monument to 9/11 Responders and Survivors who have been sickened, injured and some dying from their exposure to toxins at Ground Zero.

In May of 2018 those efforts succeeded when the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum announced that in order to build greater awareness about this unabating health crisis facing so many 9/11 responders and survivors, it will take make a permanent and substantial modification to the 9/11 Memorial intended to recognize everyone who is suffering from 9/11-related diseases.

May 2, 2014, announcement of the formation of a committee to establish a 9/11 Responders & Survivors’ Monument to honor those sickened and dying from their actions during and after the 9/11 attacks.
From left to right in front, Kimberly Flynn, Chair of the WTC Health Program’s Survivors Steering Committee, NYC Council Member Margaret Chin, U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, NYC Uniformed Fire Officers President Al Hagan NYS AFL-CIO Executive Assistant to the President and 911 Health Watch Board member Suzy Ballantyne, U.S. Rep Jerrold Nadler, President of the FealGood Foundation John Feal.

May 2, 2014, announcement of the formation of a committee to establish a 9/11 Responders & Survivors’ Monument to honor those sickened and dying from their actions during and after the 9/11 attacks.

From left to right in front, Kimberly Flynn, Chair of the WTC Health Program’s Survivors Steering Committee, NYC Council Member Margaret Chin, U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, NYC Uniformed Fire Officers President Al Hagan NYS AFL-CIO Executive Assistant to the President and 911 Health Watch Board member Suzy Ballantyne, U.S. Rep Jerrold Nadler, President of the FealGood Foundation John Feal.


News Clips

A fitting tribute for those who worked on Ground Zero pile
June 3, 2018
Worn, but not beaten. That’s the fitting description the National September 11 Memorial & Museum provided for the large stones that will point toward the sky and mark a new pathway at the World Trade Center…

Rescue and Recovery Workers Honored in Special Ceremony at 9/11 Memorial Museum
May 31, 2018
Members of the 9/11 community gathered at the 9/11 Memorial Museum Wednesday night to mark the 16th anniversary of the completion of the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero.

Fitting tribute to these victims of 9/11
May 31, 2018
Survivors and first responders who are sick or have died from terror attack-related illnesses deserve this honor.

9/11 Memorial reveals designs for space dedicated to post-attack victims
May 30, 2018
The “Memorial Glade” will honor those who have become sick or died because of their recovery efforts at Ground Zero.

Honoring all 9/11 victims: The Memorial recognizes a growing toll
May 30, 2018
For 16 years, the tragic truth has been revealing itself.

Design to honor Sept. 11 rescue, recovery workers unveiled
May 30, 2018
A pathway flanked by six stones meant to symbolize strength and determination will be added to the Sept. 11 memorial site in lower Manhattan to honor the rescue and recovery workers who toiled for months at ground zero…

9/11 Memorial ‘Glade’ to honor post-attack victims
May 30, 2018
A design concept was unveiled Wednesday for a new space at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum to be dedicated to those who are suffering or have died from exposure to World Trade Center toxins.

New memorial to honor 9/11 victims who died in the years after the terror attack
May 30, 2018
The 9/11 victims who died in the years after the World Trade Center terror attack are getting their own memorial on the hallowed Lower Manhattan ground.

9/11 Memorial reveals designs for space dedicated to post-attack victims
May 30, 2018
Designs for a new space at the 9/11 Memorial to honor first responders and others who have become sick or died because of their exposure to toxins at Ground Zero were released Wednesday.

Jon Stewart announces new section of 9/11 memorial to honor first responders
May 30, 2018
Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart announced that the 9/11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center will be modified to honor rescue and recovery workers who have died from related illnesses.


Documents

Committee Plan

May 2, 2014

COMMITTEE TO ESTABLISH A MONUMENT
TO 9/11 RESPONDERS & SURVIVORS

(committee in formation)

Co-Chairs
Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Mario Cilento, President, New York State AFL-CIO

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney
Rep. Jerrold Nadler
N.Y. County District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr.
N.Y. State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
N.Y. Senator Daniel Squadron
N.Y.C. Councilmember Margaret Chin

New Jersey State AFL-CIO; Charles Wowkanech, President
New York City Central Labor Council; Vincent Alvarez, President
New York City Building & Construction Trades Council; Gary LaBarbera, President
Uniformed Fire Officers; Al Hagan, President
Uniformed Fire Fighters; Steve Cassidy, President
Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association; Pat Lynch, President
Sergeants Benevolent Association; Ed Mullins, President
New York Ironworkers District Council; Ed Walsh, President
District Council 37, AFSCME; Lillian Roberts, Executive Director
TWU Local 100; John Samuelsen, President

John Feal, 9/11 responder, President & Founder, FealGood Foundation
Kimberly Flynn, Chair, WTC Health Program’s Survivors Steering Committee, local
worker
Rob Spencer, Member and former Labor Co-Chair, WTC Health Program Survivors
Steering Committee
Catherine McVay-Hughes, local resident and Chair, Community Board 1

Updated 11/29/2018


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