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Red Cross Metro NY North Commemorates September 11, 2001

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“We thank the 25,000 volunteers who came from all areas of our region and across the country, who worked so hard and so long as part of the 9/11 response.”

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, a number of Greater New York Red Cross mental health volunteers will be supporting the grieving families of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 at the site of the memorial ceremonies.

The 9/11 terrorist attacks were a seminal moment for our nation, as one of the worst days in American history brought out the best of the American spirit.

Before the smoke had cleared, the American Red Cross in Greater New York met the challenge of the 9/11 attacks with immediate on-the-scene responses. As the embers smoldered and eventually burned out, Red Cross work continued.

“As our nation marks the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we should remember the victims of the attacks, honor the brave responders and rekindle the spirit of service to help those in need,” said Josh Lockwood, Greater New York Red Cross CEO. “We also thank the 25,000 volunteers who came from all areas of our region and across the country, who worked so hard and so long as part of the 9/11 response.”

Also on the morning of September 11, 2012, Red Cross Emergency Response volunteers will be at the Riverside Memorial at 110th Street and Riverside Drive in Manhattan, providing mass care support to fire fighters commemorating the events of September 11th 2001.

Photo: Amy Dreher