“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”- Virgil
Those are the words etched on the walls of the September 11 Memorial Museum in steel recovered from the Twin Towers. Eighteen years ago, our nation suffered a horrific attack in New York City at the World Trade Center site and at the Pentagon, on September 11, 2001. In a terror attack aimed at the symbols of America’s power and prosperity, 2,977 people were killed and over 6,000 were injured. There were no survivors on the hijacked planes and only 20 survivors were pulled out of the flaming rubble. The tragedy is one of the largest losses of life due to a foreign attack on American soil, as well as the greatest loss of rescue personnel (in one incident) in American history. In remembrance of this tragic day where our nation came together as one, our team at OurSeniors.net would like to take a moment to honor all the victims of this horrific event. We would also like to thank and express our humble gratitude to all of the heroes who stood up for our nation when it needed them most.
The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCP) was signed into law by the President on July 29, 2019. The Permanent Authorization Act extends the filing deadline to October 1, 2090. If you or a loved one were a victim or first responder during 9/11, there is help and compensation. According to the VCF, “The Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was created to provide compensation for any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm or was killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001 or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes.”
We encourage all the victims and respondents of 9/11 to register for Health benefits, there is no telling of the type of side effects such an event can create.
If you would like to learn more about the Victim Compensation Fund or would like to register, click here.