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    Coalition Of 911 Families WTC

    TRIBUTE WE REMEMBER

    September 11, 2003 - 8:00 AM

    UNITED WE STAND

    PRESERVATION OF SACRED GROUND
    FOR THE WTC MEMORIAL

    Show your support and STAND with us in New York on September 11, 2003 at the WTC site.


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    http://www.memorialfor911.com/

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    Lawmakers Join Fight To List Uniformed Rescuers Separately In 9/11 Memorial

    Lawmakers Join Fight To List Uniformed Rescuers Separately In 9/11 Memorial


    JULY 23RD, 2003

    It's become a hot button issue surrounding a memorial at the World Trade Center site: Should uniformed rescuers be listed separately on a memorial for those killed in the September 11 attacks? In the following report, NY1's Amanda Farinacci reports on a group of lawmakers who say they should, and about a resolution they hope will strengthen their cause:

    They died together in the line of duty. That's why the organization

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    Children will lead 9/11 ceremony

    Children will lead 9/11 ceremony

    Associated Press
    Aug. 12, 2003 12:00 AM


    NEW YORK - Children whose loved ones died in the attack on the World Trade Center will help recite names of the nearly 2,800 victims during a ceremony marking the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    About 200 children, grouped in pairs, will read 14 names each. Many of the children lost relatives in the attack, although it is not clear whether all 200 will be victims' relatives, a spokesman for Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

    Bloomberg said the date has become synonymous with not only great sorrow, but also courage and resilience, and should focus on the future.

    "In keeping with that, we will ask our children to take the lead in the ceremony," Bloomberg said.

    The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the trade center site.

    There will be a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., when the first jetliner struck the North Tower, and three other breaks in the reading of 2,792 names to mark the times when the South Tower was struck, and when each tower collapsed.

    Last year, it took 2 1/2 hours for 197 readers to complete the list of victims' names.

    Families will be allowed to walk around the site and leave flowers and other mementos.

    The Tribute in Light, twin beams of light that are beamed skyward to evoke the twin towers, will be switched on at sunset. The tribute, which was turned on nightly for several weeks in spring 2002, will be repeated every Sept. 11, city officials said.

    Bloomberg and Gov. George Pataki will be joined at the ceremony by New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey and former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

    http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepu...812sept11.html


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    Efforts to ID victims' remains from NYC attacks foundering

    Efforts to ID victims' remains from NYC attacks foundering

    Sara Kugler
    Associated Press
    Aug. 14, 2003 12:00 AM


    NEW YORK - The remains of as many as 1,000 people lost in the World Trade Center attack might never be identified, according to the forensic biologist leading the monumental DNA identification project.

    The city Medical Examiner's Office has identified slightly more than half of the 2,792 people killed in the attack and only about 100 of those in the past year, as technicians struggled with DNA degraded and damaged by fire and the elements.

    Robert Shaler, chief of forensic biology, had once hoped to reach 2,000 identifications, but he told the Associated Press he no longer considers that a realistic goal.

    Now, Shaler said he hopes for about 1,700 identifications, or 1,800 at the outside, by the time the office exhausts available DNA-matching methods within a year. City officials recently notified victims' families of the outlook.

    "I think once we've done all of the testing on all of the remains using the technology we have, I think we're finished," Shaler said.

    He cautioned that doesn't mean the DNA effort would be closed but said it couldn't continue until new DNA processes are developed.

    "If three years from now somebody comes up with something . . . that really looks like it's going to work, then we're going to be poised to go after it," he said.

    Identifications were made quickly in the weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, many based on bodies recovered mostly intact. For smaller parts, the medical examiner has had to rely on DNA matching, drawing results from bone and tissue shreds. .

    In most cases, victims whose remains have not been identified have been legally declared dead and their families have been issued death certificates.

    Shaler has begun looking beyond the lab to information about where people worked in the towers, where and when their co-workers' remains were found, and who in those groups have been identified. With that data, the Medical Examiner's Office can cross-reference identified people with unidentified samples.

    "I'm still driven by the families," he said.

    "When I see these people, they look at me with eyes that say, 'Did you find her yet?' But when you're only turning out a couple a week or four, five a month, it's hard."

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