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Americans will never forget where they were on September 11, 2001.

The mere thought of “9/11” brings most of us right back to the spot where we were standing when first learning about planes crashing into the Twin Towers.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed that day, with some leaping from the highest floors of the buildings to sure death in order to escape the fires raging inside.

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In what can only be described as an awful story, the death toll caused by diseases from toxic debris from 9/11 will soon surpass the number of deaths from the day itself.

From USA Today:

Seventeen years out from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, nearly 10,000 first responders and others who were in the World Trade Center area have been diagnosed with cancer. More than 2,000 deaths have been attributed to 9/11 illnesses.

It will get worse. By the end of 2018, many expect that more people will have died from their toxic exposure from 9/11 than were killed on that terrible Tuesday.

America is 17 years removed from the largest terror attack in the nation’s history.

The event led to the rise of Islamic extremism and thrust the country into its longest-running war.

-In 2017, 23 current or former members of the New York City Police Department died of 9/11-related diseases. That’s the same number of NYPD members that perished on Sept. 11, 2001.

-The FDNY lost a stunning 343 members on Sept. 11, 2001. Since then, line-of-duty deaths linked to 9/11 are approaching 180, now well over half lost on the day of the attacks. So many have died since the attacks that last year, a new tablet had to be added to the Hall of Heroes at 1 Police Plaza to accommodate all the names of the fallen.

-One FBI agent was reported killed in Sept. 11, 2001, attacks; as of this August, the FBI reports a death toll of 15 from cancers linked to toxic exposure during the subsequent investigation and cleanup.

-According to John Feal, founder of the Feal Good Foundation that supports 9/11 rescue and recovery workers,there have been more losses so far this year – 163 – than in any year since he started tabulating them in 2008.

According to ABC 7 NY, over a dozen men near ground zero now have breast cancer.

LOWER MANHATTAN – As the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks approaches next Tuesday, there is a startling new revelation: more than a dozen men who were near Ground Zero have breast cancer.

Jeffrey Flynn says he first noticed it about eight years ago.


The East Meadow man says there is no cancer in his family. Yet he was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer.

Per the Los Angeles Times, “It’s like bin Laden is reaching out from the grave.”

While one FBI agent was killed in the attacks, 15 have died from cancers linked to toxic exposure during the subsequent investigation and cleanup, the FBI says. Three of them, including LeValley, have died since March — a rash of deaths that has reopened traumas of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history and sparked fresh anxieties.

“It’s like Bin Laden is still reaching out from the grave,” said FBI Agent Thomas O’Connor, who is president of the FBI Agents Assn., a service and advocacy group for active and former agents. “It affects us all in serious ways. People are dying, others are sick. Those that are not yet sick wonder — is that headache, is it really cancer? Is that sore hip really cancer?”

The 15 agents’ deaths, which the FBI says occurred in the performance of their duties, are only a tiny part of a much larger tragedy. More than 7,500 emergency responders, recovery and cleanup workers, and volunteers at the three Sept. 11 crash sites have been diagnosed with various forms of cancer, according to the World Trade Center Health Program, which is administered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

RIP to all those who lost their lives on that terrible day.

Send your thoughts and prayers to those still fighting the good fight.


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