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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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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.

Hey Rockland County!

April 13 I’ll be at the
Valley Cottage Library’s first Local Authors Café,
doors open at 6:30pm.

We’ll have 6 local authors talking about writing and their books –
books will be available for sale and signing afterward.

Audience should register at

Come to the Valley Cottage Library

Address: 110 Route 303
City: Valley Cottage – NY
ZIP Code: 10989
Phone #: (845)268-7700

Hope to see you there!

Suffern, NY – Multi-published author Chelle Cordero will make an appearance at The Raider Bookshop on Saturday, February 13 from 2-4PM for a dual purpose – she’ll be promoting her latest novel, Common Bond, Tangled Hearts, and she’ll be there to celebrate the opening of The Raider Bookshop in Suffern.

Chelle Cordero is the author of eight novels published by Vanilla Heart Publishing in Seattle, Washington; seven novels are romantic suspense and one is a murder-mystery. Bartlett’s Rule, Cordero’s first release, was named to Carolyn Howard Johnson’s Top Ten Reads of 2009 list, Final Sin is a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee, and both Hostage Heart and A Chaunce of Riches were nominated in the 2009 P&E Readers’ Poll. Romantic-suspense novel Common Bond, Tangled Hearts was just released at the end of January and February 13 will mark its Rockland County introduction. All of Chelle’s books will be available for sale and signing.

The Raider Bookshop, owned and managed by Adam Salviani, is part of international Raider Publishing and opened its doors in Suffern on January 5, 2010. The company, which is branching into retail according to Adam is looking to add a venue for Indie authors and publishers in an eclectic Rockland County community. Adam, also an author in his own right, grew up in Suffern and is pleased to bring his newest adventure home.

The Raider Bookshop is located at 99 Lafayette Avenue in Suffern, New York and is located in the same building as the historic Lafayette Theater. They are open Wednesday through Friday from 11AM to 8PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 9AM to 9PM.

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