Monument for Ill and Injured 9/11 Responders and Survivors

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer 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 have created a committee 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.

We know that Responders and Survivors are still suffering-- and some still dying--, from the events and aftermath of thirteen years ago.

But, it is sad to say, that many in the nation do not know that.

That is what this committee wants to deal with. No one thinks that the country has forgotten 9/11. Thankfully across the country there are monuments to 911, in small towns and counties and state capitals. Hundreds of pieces of the World Trade Center steel are sprinkled across the country as memorials to those who died that day.

However, we know that the nation does not fully realize how 9/11 is still effecting not only those who lost loved ones on 9/11 but thousands of responders and survivors who are living with effects of the toxins from Ground Zero to this day and will be for the rest of their lives.

We saw how hard it was for our Congressional Delegation to get the Federal Government to take action, the years of trying to get a proper federal response to provide health care, treatment and compensation to injured and ill 9/11 Responders and Survivors that for some “never forget 9/11” is just a bumper sticker.

Here at 911 Health Watch we know that 9/11 is still impacting injured and ill responders and survivors, every week another responder succumbs to a 9/11 cancer but we need to remind the public at large. That is the goal of this committee..

To date there is only one memorial, out on Long Island, that we know of to those who not only died on 9/11 but are suffering and dying to this day from the toxins released at ground zero and we are here to correct that.

The goal of this committee is that by providing a place for those who are too often forgotten, yet still living, we can honor their contributions—those who ran toward the fire, toward the crisis.

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

We Have More To Remember
May 21, 2014
The opening of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a clear sign that the nation has not forgotten the events of that horrible day now almost 13 years ago.

Borough President Gale Brewer, local residents, first responders, organized labor, and elected officials join to announce formation of committee to establish a monument to 9/11 responders and survivors sickened and dying from their exposure to toxins at Ground Zero
Press Release | May 15, 2014
NEW YORK, NY – Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, U.S. Rep Jerrold Nadler, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, N.Y. State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, N.Y. State Senator Daniel Squadron, NYC Council Member … Continue reading

COMMITTEE OF ELECTED OFFICIALS, RESIDENTS AND LABOR LEADERS PLANNING A 9/11 MONUMENT TO FIRST RESPONDERS AND SURVIVORS
May 2, 2014
The people who died on 9/11 have not been forgotten. Their names are engraved around the memorial pools on the footprints of the Twin Towers where they died.


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<


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