Nineteen years ago, September 11, 2001, 2996 people,
2996 HUMAN BEINGS, lost their lives.
There have been innumerable losses since due to
and exposure to the toxic dust.
Ceremonies and memorials conducted at the WTC in New York, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania are all being modified because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In Shanksville PA the ceremony will be without music and victims’ name will be spoken by just one reader. At the Pentagon no families will be in attendance, all victims’ names will be played on a recording and only Military leaders will be present. And in NYC, there will be DUAL ceremonies — no names will be read at the World Trade Center site; however a few blocks away the Stephen Siller Tunnels to Tower Foundation will allow families to recite their loved ones’ names. Earlier this week FDNY held a “limited attendance” ceremony to honor those who have died since 2001 due to toxic dust.
Although originally cancelled, the twin blue Tribute in Light beams WILL be displayed. The Stephen Siller Foundation is displaying memorial lights at the Flight #93 site and the Pentagon. 
This year MORE THAN EVER we need to remember and #NeverForget the sacrifices and horrendous losses suffered that bleak Tuesday in 2001.
As a former Rockland County NY resident, I have always listed those
local residents that we lost on 9/11/2001
Ø Janet M. Alonso 41 Stony Point NY
ØCalixto Anaya Jr. 35 Suffern NY
ØJaphet J. Aryee 49 Spring Valley NY
ØRichard E. Bosco 34 Suffern NY
ØSgt. John Gerard Coughlin 43 Pomona NY
ØWelles Remy Crowther 24 Upper Nyack NY
ØJohn D’ Allara 47 Pearl River NY
ØBernard D. Favuzza 52 Suffern NY
ØThomas Foley 32 West Nyack NY
ØAndrew Fredericks 40 Suffern NY
ØRobert Joseph Gschaar 55 Spring Valley NY
ØDana Hannon 29 Suffern NY
ØCapt. Frederick Ill Jr. 49 Pearl River NY
ØFarah Jeudy 32 Spring Valley NY
ØJoseph Marchbanks Jr. 47 Nanuet NY
ØJohn Marshall 35 Congers NY
ØPatricia A. McAneney 50 Pomona NY
ØRobert Garvin McCarthy 33 Stony Point NY
ØRobert William McPadden 30 Pearl River NY
ØLuke G. Nee 44 Stony Point NY
ØGerald O’Leary 34 Stony Point NY
ØDavid Ortiz 37 Nanuet NY
ØLt. Vernon Allan Richard 53 Nanuet NY
ØThomas G. Schoales 27 Stony Point NY
ØMohammed Shajahan 41 Spring Valley NY
ØGregory Sikorsky 34 Spring Valley NY
ØCatherine T. Smith 44 West Haverstraw NY
ØRobert W. Spear Jr. 30 Valley Cottage NY
ØLoretta A, Vero 51 Nanuet NY
ØBenjamin Walker 41 Suffern NY
ØWeibin Wang 41 Orangeburg NY
ØSteven Weinberg 41 New City NY
ØCapt. David T. Wooley 53 Nanuet NY


To view a full memorial list of 9/11 victims go here:
To view a list of law enforcement officers from 10 agencies, go here
(includes those who have died from 9/11 illnesses)
To view of list of FDNY officers who died on 9/11, go here:
To view a list of all Emergency workers killed in the September 11 attacks, go here:
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