The Town of Oyster Bay has opened up the application process to add names to its 9/11 Walls of Honor. The memorial recognizes all those with a connection to the Town who gave their lives and succumbed in their battle against 9/11 related cancers and illness. Every year, the Town inscribes new names of family members, friends and neighbors lost in the attacks on 9/11.
Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino said that the 9/11 Walls of Honor is meant to honor first responders, downtown workers, residents, students and others with cancer certified to be 9/11-related.
“The events of 9/11 continue to take our heroes and survivors – and members of our community will continue to face darker days ahead,” Supervisor Saladino said in a statement. “We watch each week as more of these heroes pass, in an ever-increasing and unending number. Just as many of these rescue and recovery heroes raced to the Towers the first minute the plane hit, and stayed until the last brick was turned, their memorial stands with and lead us to those we lost that tragic Tuesday morning.”
The World Trade Center Health program reported that approximately 43,000 people are being treated for medical problems and nearly 10,000 people have suffered cancers linked to the toxic exposure at Ground Zero.
More than 2,500 responders and others affected have succumbed to their illness.
To download an application, click here.
Return applications to: Town of Oyster Bay Department of Community and Youth Services 977 Hicksville Road Massapequa, NY 11758