On September 12, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation will host a live Reading of the Names ceremony to honor civilians and first responders who have succumbed to 9/11 related illnesses.
It has been 20 years since America was attacked on September 11, this country is still losing heroes as a direct result of what happened that day. Tunnel to Towers wants to ensure those that worked tirelessly around Ground Zero to help America recover after the worst terrorist attack in our country’s history are not forgotten.
The ceremony will be held on Liberty Street adjacent to Zuccotti Park, and names will be read by friends, family and fellow first responders.
This year, Tunnel to Towers announced it is expanding its Fallen First Responder Home Program to include paying off the mortgages on the homes of first responders who lose their lives to 9/11 related illnesses and leave behind young children.
“These heroes worked tirelessly to help lift America up in the wake of this unspeakable attack on our country. They searched through the pile to bring closure to families like mine, and help get America back on its feet. This started on September 12 – so, on September 12, we will honor them by reading their names to ensure we never forget them,” said Tunnel to Towers Chairman and CEO Frank Siller.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. For 20 years the Foundation has supported our nation’s first responders, veterans and their families by providing these heroes and the families they leave behind with mortgage-free homes. For more about the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its commitment to DO GOOD, please visit T2T.org.
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