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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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The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero

More than a Friend
a short story by
Chelle Cordero & Barbara Cordero Du-Bois

“Are you doing okay?”

Janis couldn’t answer through the lump in her throat. She looked up at Jerry and nodded hesitantly.

He stifled a frustrated sigh, frustrated because he wanted to do something, anything, to take her pain away. It tore him open inside to see her tears and that angered him. Jerry felt guilty for the jealousy he felt knowing that she was crying over her loss of another man.

Janis stood in the center of her living room and remembered the last time she had been in that room with her husband… and wishing she could forget. There would never be another chance to make things right.


Jerry helped take her jacket off and he laid it carefully over the back of a chair.

“I… I think I need to be alone.” She noticed the hurt look that he tried to hide. “Jerry I’m sorry. Thank you so much for being here for me. I would never have survived the last few days without you. I haven’t been fair to you.”

“No, I-“

“Ssh.” She put her fingertips on his lips. “You lost him, too. He was your cousin.” She continued speaking through her tears. “And all you’ve done is take care of me since it happened.”


Their Captain called them in from patrol to let Janis know that her husband had died in the line of duty. Billy was working crowd control at a fire scene in the south Bronx when a brick was tossed from a neighboring rooftop. The coroner said he died instantly.

Jerry had been the one to catch her as her knees buckled. He’d barely left her side since.

She caught her breath. “I just need some time.”

“Maybe you should ask for some more time off, you know, before you come back to the job.” Jerry searched her face. He was so concerned for her.

“I’ll be fine.” She forced strength into her words.

“Just call if you need, anything. Alright?”

She nodded and stood on tiptoe to kiss him on the cheek.

The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero
is a single author collection of short stories featuring Introduction, Pussycat Tails, Holiday Happiness, Not Alone, I Swear That Raccoon Just Knocked on the Door, Stormy Weather, A Mother’s Love, More Than a Friend, The Meeting, and The Vacation.

Something for everyone… humor, drama, passion, suspense, and more! Chelle Cordero’s first short story collection gives the reader a glimpse into her writer’s mind, with humor, poignancy, love, suspense, and more with these nine short stories.

Buy Links



Smashwords (multiple e-book formats)

Paperback @Amazon

AudioBook narrated by Wendy Tremont King


Remembering Sept 11, 2001 - Never ForgetAnd remembering with gratitude all of the rescue workers who put their own health in jeopardy during the following bleak weeks and months of recovery.

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