9/11/01: A Retrospective

Join us as we commemorate September 11th, 2001 a tragic day in the lives of New Yorkers and all the world. We will look back on the impact and aftermath of the horrific events of the day, as we contemplate the debt we owe and can never fully repay to our first responders–those on the frontline for months who brought stability, comfort and peace of mind to a city rocked to its core, its traumatized residents, and a very shocked country.

The events of September 11th, 2001 not only reshaped the city’s and nation’s response to terrorism, but it also catalyzed global interagency cooperation in national security preparedness.

Our panelists served in critical roles on the day, one as a city leader in government, another as a public safety leader and first responder, the other as chaplain and one of the city’s leading interfaith leaders and one is president of the owner of the World Trade Center, receiving the keys several short weeks before the tragic events unfolded. They will share how they found strength in the months and years following the tragedy to:
Continue to fight for healthcare for first responders and their families
Rebuild a devastated fire department that lost 343 members of its bravest
Use their faith to help many combat fear and foster interfaith dialogue in the aftermath of September 11th, 2011

Share the complex history of September 11th with the next generation
Maintain the commemoration during destruction to construction – how was the new trade center rebuilt while maintaining the legacy and memory of the original?

Streamed live, the program will feature:
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
New York’s 12th Congressional District

Salvatore Cassano
Former Commissioner
NYC Fire Department

Rabbi Joseph Potasnik
Executive Vice President
New York Board of Rabbis &
Chaplain of the New York City Fire Department

Tal Kerret
President, Silverstein Properties

Wayne Firestone
Webinar Host
America-Israel Friendship League

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