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9/11 Fund hands out $100M in Scholarships

by Associated Press
9/11 Tribute in Light
A scholarship fund set up for families of 9/11 victims said Wednesday it recently surpassed $100 million in awards handed out since the terrorist attacks.
The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund said it surpassed the milestone while awarding more than $11 million in the 2013-2014 academic year.

Deadline Approaches for 9/11 Workers' Comp

by Rebecca Lewis
Congressman Jerry Nadler on the steps of City Hall.

Rebecca Lewis, WFUV

It's been nearly 13 years since 9/11, but first responders, volunteers and other cleanup workers are still getting ill because of working in the toxic environment. That's why officials said it's necessary for any person involved in cleanup or rescue after 9/11 and in the surrounding areas to register for workers' compensation benefits.

Musician Turns 9/11 Survivor Stories into Songs

by Associated Press

flickr, Wally Gobetz

A dozen years after 9/11, an American composer has turned memories of grief into survivor songs - some of them surprisingly joyous.

Composer Jake Heggie says Sunday his new album titled "Here/After (songs of lost voices)" is meant to create a sense of hope.

The singers on the album reflect the stories of actual 9/11 survivors from around the country. Their songs express thoughts about lost loved ones as they sort belongings left behind. One set of songs is called "Pieces of 9-11."

Now Memorial, Fire Truck Used on 9/11 to Visit NYC

by Associated Press

flickr, ser_is_snarkish

A fire truck that carried 11 firefighters to the World Trade Center for what would prove to be their last assignment is returning to Staten Island for the first time in more than a year.

The Staten Island Advance reports that the Rescue Co. 5 truck is to be the centerpiece of a fund-raising event Aug. 25.

The firefighters used the truck to rush to ground zero to respond to the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Eleven died.

The truck later became a mobile memorial for the Chicago-based Remembrance Rescue Project. The nonprofit group aims to help children understand 9/11.

Fordham Conversations: Parental Loss on 9/11

by Robin Shannon
Child's drawing of World Trade Center and flag

Whiskeygonebad, Flickr

Families who lost a loved one on September 11, 2001 are still coping with the traumatic nature of their loss. Terry Sears is the Executive Director of "Tuesday's Children." This organization provides programs and services to children who have lost a family member due to this tragedy. Also, Fordham University Junior, Kevin Clyne remembers his mom Susan who died in Tower One of the World Trade Center.

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