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Firefighters climb 110 flights at Huntington Park to honor 9/11 victims

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Twenty years after the September 11th terrorist attacks, and more than 500 miles from New York City, dozens of firefighters from around the country retraced the steps of fallen first responders. Friday, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) hosted its annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb inside the...

A Personal Reflection on the Impact of 9/11

September 2021 – By PARENTS WITH PREPAREDNESS MAGAZINE. On September 11th, 2001, I was a U.S. Secret Service senior supervisor/special agent assigned to our New York Field Office located in Building #7 of the New York City World Trade Center (WTC) complex. On that Tuesday morning of September 11th, I...

Key To Nyc Will Be Required By All Gyms, Restaurants: In Effect From Today

Mayor Bill de Blasio said that indoor restaurants, gyms, and entertainment facilities would demand evidence of immunization for employees and consumers. A new requirement for employees and visitors to indoor venues, the “Key to NYC Pass,” was unveiled by Mayor Bill de Blasio last month. Following a mayoral executive order and a health department directive, the policy will be introduced on August 16 and phased in over the next few months, with enforcement commencing on September 13. “I recognize that not everyone is going to agree with this,” de Blasio said during a virus briefing on Monday. Yet this will be a life-saving gesture for so many individuals, he says. A Covid-19 vaccination passport scheme, dubbed as “Key to NYC,” went into effect in New York City on Monday as part of the city’s reopening efforts.
Toledo Blade

Toledo firefighter visits NYC for 9/11 anniversary

As though in respect of the approaching anniversary, the skies over New York City wore a somber face Thursday afternoon. The mourning clouds refrained from spectacle, shedding tears upon the ebony-smooth tombs of the twin towers in a gentle drizzle remote from the infernal flooding just a week prior. The muted lament allowed visitors to congregate at the edges of the square fountains. A few photographed it, while others laid white roses. Some simply gazed at the conspicuous hole above, a gaping gash in New York’s high-rise quilt, where indignant clouds had banded together to blot out the insensitive sun's radiance.
Petoskey News-Review

The heroes

There were columns and columns of stories written, TV segments aired and live coverage of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 last weekend to bring all of the horror and disbelief of that day to the forefront. The best review of the day, in my opinion, was “60 Minutes” which spent...