Posts Tagged ‘September 11th’

President Mary McAleese’s Address to 9/11 Heroes

Irish America honored the heroes and victims of  9/11 at its annual Top 100 event held on March 14, 2002 at The Plaza Hotel, New York City. The honorees came from every segment of the community – firefighters and police officers, ironworkers who cleared Ground Zero for rescue workers, and families who had lost lovedRead more..

A Win For Heroes

9/11 Bill Passes the Senate. ℘℘℘ New Yorkers were sweating through a brutal heat wave at the end of July 2019 when grim news began circulating, from Briggs Avenue in the Bronx and East 111th Street in Harlem to the quieter suburbs of Westchester County and the historically Irish enclaves in Long Island and theRead more..

Weekly Comment:
9/11 Fifteen Years On

Back in July, on a hot afternoon at Kennedy International Airport in Queens, a truck carried a 40,000-pound piece of debris – draped in an American flag – out of a building known as Hangar 17. The building, for well over a decade, housed over 2,000 items collected from the rubble of the World TradeRead more..

Remembrance and Hope: 9/11 Fifteen Years On

Back in July, on a hot afternoon at Kennedy International Airport in Queens, a truck carried a 40,000-pound piece of debris – draped in an American flag – out of a building known as Hangar 17. The building, for well over a decade, housed over 2,000 items collected from the rubble of the World TradeRead more..

The Long Shadow of 9/11

Ongoing health conditions, ranging from cancer to pulmonary diseases, caused by working at Ground Zero cast a shadow on celebrations of FDNY’s 150th Year. Ladder 123 is located on a gritty stretch of St. John’s Place off of Schenectady Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights. Ladder 123 shares quarters with Engine 234 asRead more..

Irish Artist’s Documentary “Rebuilding the World Trade Center” Premiers on History

A project eight-years in the making makes its U.S. premier tonight. Northern Irish filmmaker and artist Marcus Robinson’s award winning, mixed media documentary “Rebuilding the World Trade Center” debuts on the History Channel at 6:00 pm Eastern and Pacific. The documentary, which chronicles the construction of One World Trade Center from laying the foundation toRead more..

September 11:
A Year in Pictures

Photographer Peter Foley spent many months documenting the aftermath of September 11. His images, though unobtrusive, capture the emotion of the tragedy and offer a glimpse into the lives of those left behind. ℘℘℘ ♦

Why the Towers Fell

Dennis Smith, former firefighter and author, talks to Tom Deignan. ℘℘℘ If retired firefighter and best-selling author Dennis Smith had his way, the Twin Towers that once dominated the New York City skyline would be built again. Not in downtown Manhattan, however. Smith believes the towers should have been rebuilt as part of the ongoingRead more..

Street Renamed for 9/11 Hero

Fallen September 11 hero firefighter Michael Brennan had a rare posthumous bestowed on him recently when a street (at 41st and 50th Avenue) in Queens, New York, was renamed “Michael Brennan Way”. Michael grew up on the street and his mother, Eileen Walsh still lives there. The ceremony to unveil the new street sign wasRead more..

The First Word:
Window on the World

On July 11, 2001 we gathered at the Windows on the World on top of the World Trade Center for our annual Wall Street 50 bash. The guests, senior members and a smattering of women excepting, were mostly young men in their 30s. I talked to John Ryan Jr. and kidded him about his motherRead more..