NY Daily News 5/30/18: 9/11 Memorial to Expand to Honor Victims Who Died After the Attack

New memorial to honor 9/11 victims who died in the years after the terror attack

New memorial to honor 9/11 victims who died in the years after the terror attack
The conceptual design was unveiled Wednesday for the “Memorial Glade” — honoring the first responders who labored for months on the toxic site and remembering the neighborhood residents or workers poisoned by the dirty air. (MOSO Studios)

The 9/11 victims who died in the years after the World Trade Center terror attack are getting their own memorial on the hallowed Lower Manhattan ground.The conceptual design was unveiled Wednesday for the “Memorial Glade” — honoring the first responders who labored for months on the toxic site and remembering the neighborhood residents or workers poisoned by the dirty air.

“As a recovery worker and the wife of a first responder, it gives me a sense of peace to know there will be a place dedicated to honoring our story,” said Sonia Agron, who joined in the recovery effort.

Her husband Jose, a retired NYPD officer, developed bladder cancer and pulmonary fibrosis after responding to the site on 9/11.

Lifelong New Yorker Sonia, who has lost a kidney to 9/11-related cancer, worked as a volunteer on the smoldering property after the Twin Towers collapsed.

Comedian Jon Stewart, an advocate for health care coverage for post-9/11 victims, will lead a major fund-raising effort — including a stint as chair of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5A Run/Walk and Community Day.

All proceeds from the 2019 event will go to the construction costs, with additional funding coming from New York State, the Building Trade Unions and Bombard Philanthropies.

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