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New York City Police Museum’s Installation of the 9/11 WTC LOD Sheilds Event

Kent M. Swig at the New York City Police Museum shield of fallen soldiers display.

Kent M. Swig at the New York City Police Museum shields of fallen police officers display.

Today I had the honor and privilege to attend the Installation of the 911 WTC LOD Shields recognizing those New York City police officers who succumbed to 911 related illnesses.  The memoriam was held at the Police Museum located at 100 Old Slip in FiDi (Financial District) in Downtown Manhattan. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Police Museum, I was so proud to share in the memoriam with such distinguished guests as New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Congressman Charles Rangel, the latter three of whom were instrumental in passing legislation in the United States House of Representatives to provide financial and medical support for all those emergency workers who risked their safety to help those in need during the horrifying minutes, hours and days after 911.

It is the hope of all of us now that this legislation will pass in the United States Senate and then be signed by President Obama.

As a nation, it is critical that we send a clear message to all that our country is determined to support all those brave persons who risk their own safety to help others in times of tragedy.

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Written by swigeq

November 10, 2010 at 9:39 am

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