The Town of Saratoga Volunteers Recognition Park has an artifact from the World Trade Center, which honor the first responders and all the other lives that were lost on September 11. We received this I-Beam from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. We received this information for the Port Authority as part of this year’s remembrance:
With the 14th anniversary of September 11 approaching, you or your organization may be having memorial events in the coming days. These events present an opportunity to raise awareness about the continuing health impacts to responders and survivors. The information below conveys the scale of the issue and comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s World Trade Center Health Program, which was established by the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act:
- There are more than 71,000 responders and survivors receiving medical monitoring and/or medical treatment for their September 11 injuries. In the past year, more than 3,600 responders and survivors enrolled in the WTC Health Program.
- September 11 responders and survivors enrolled in the program are in every state and in 429 of 435 Congressional districts. Approximately 8,000 responders enrolled in the WTC Health Program reside outside of the NYC Metropolitan Area.
- More than 33,000 responders and survivors have at least one injury or illness related to September 11 – more than 22,000 have two or more. More than 3,700 responders and survivors have cancer related to the events of September 11.