RTFD Hosts 9/11 Ceremony on 21st Anniversary
The Robbinsville Professional Firefighters Association hosted its 21st annual 9-11 memorial ceremony on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at the Township's memorial site on Lake Drive and Hutchinson Road in Town Center.
There was the traditional wreath laying ceremony in memory of Robbinsville resident Pamela Gaff - an insurance broker for Aon Corp. on the 102nd floor of the south tower at the World Trade Center. In year's past, the names of all firefighters who perished that day were read. In place of that segment this year, those present had the opportunity to place a small American flag (provided) around the memorial to symbolize coming together as a nation.
Thousands of heroes from the aftermath of that dreadful day continue to fall ill, thus raising the death toll well beyond the victims at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa.
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provides compensation to individuals (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who were present at the World Trade Center or the surrounding New York City Exposure Zone; the Pentagon crash site; and the Shanksville, Pennsylvania crash site, at some point between September 11, 2001, and May 30, 2002, and who have since been diagnosed with a 9/11-related illness. The VCF is not limited to first responders. Compensation is also available to those who worked or volunteered in construction, clean-up, and debris removal; as well as people who lived, worked, or went to school in the exposure zone.
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