The 9/11 Remembered Team

Our team is a unique blend of people…

Learn about the people who help 9/11 Remembered continue traveling


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We’re passionate & dedicated to helping this memorial move far and wide!


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Founder/CEO

Erick Robertson

Erick Robertson responded to the World Trade Center with his Search and Rescue Dog Porkchop. As an independent K-9 Handler Erick and Porkchop completed two deployments to Ground Zero assisting in the recovery of victims from the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. Erick continues consulting with groups and organizations dedicated to training and certifying K-9 teams to assist in National and International disasters. For the past 17 years Erick has traveled across the United States speaking about his experiences at Ground Zero as well as educating the public about the many uses of Service Dogs. Having interacted with thousands of people over those 17 years Erick came to understand the unfortunate reality that most people living in this country felt they would never have the chance to visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. This is why he created the 9/11 Remembered project. Quite simply, if you can’t make it to New York City, than we will come to you. Our goal is to visit as many of the estimated 1000 + memorials created after 9/11/2001. Many of these were created with “WTC Steel” cut from the World Trade Center buildings. Despite their size or location, these are the places we plan to go and display the best representation of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum so that others can participate in honoring the 2,977 victims who tragically had their lives cut short on 9/11/2001 as well as the thousands who have since died from certified 9/11 cancers and illnesses. The memorial will also honor the thousands of Armed Forces members who have died in post 9/11 war zones since 2001. We will NEVER FORGET!


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Vice President

John Casalinuovo

Ground Zero Volunteer and CoFounder of The Ground Zero Flag, also known as Ground Zero Volunteers Flag. John Casalinuovo has been been dedicated to keeping that sense of love and unity alive by hosting an open house for 9/11 families, volunteers and responders in Chinatown as well as displaying The Flag on his building since 2002. Following the 9/11 attacks, John and his wife Denise Lutrey responded immediately to the site after witnessing the collapse of the Twin Towers from their roof in Chinatown. Both of them former sheet metal workers, they assisted in various projects throughout the entire nine month cleanup at the site from cleansing people’s eye’s of debris to cutting and removing steel beams. The time spent at Ground Zero has inspired John to start different initiatives to help humanity. One near and dear to his heart is Click4Good. He’s the proud Founder and CEO of Click4Good.org 🌎 and it’s his mission to help the world one online purchase at a time. After witnessing the large number of packages that arrive daily at his building in New York, and how it’s increased over time: he decided to develop his idea to use eCommerce to help the greater good of the world. BOTTOM LINE: Shop online with Click4Good and we'll donate to your favorite charity at no cost to you! #6SecondsCanChangeTheWorld


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Secretary

Joe Tavitas

Armed Forces Veteran and Retired Chicago Fire Department Ambulance Commander Joe Tavitas came to New York in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, participating in the massive search and rescue for survivors and for human remains.  His years serving our nation and his city aided him in the long, dangerous task of restoring order at the World Trade Center site. His desire to help began early; at the age of ten he started to assist his father as K9 trainer for various police departments.  At 16, Joe began his career with the Red Cross as an EMT, then Paramedic until he joined the Chicago Fire Department where he served for 29 years.  In addition to founding 911 K9 International and 911 U.S. Homeland Security Corporation, he has worked with the Chicago Police Department and numerous other police departments and SWAT Teams.  He has been an instructor with the Department of Domestic Preparedness and worked with the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies in the use of firearms, explosives, chemical, nuclear, biological and radiological materials.  Internationally, he has trained with the Israeli Secret Service Special Forces and their Head of Counter Intelligence, General Avner Bernea, in interrogations and intelligence.


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Consultant & Content strategist

Cierra Mazzola

Born on the West Coast and raised on The East, this Californian and New Yorker, is a walking, talking paradox. Passionate and driven to find all diverse and beautiful ways to make positive changes in the world we all live in. Knowing “the future is now” and “change without begins with change within” she spends her energy helping guide certain ideas to fruition. Cierra Mazzola is the Co-Founder and COO of Click4Good.org 🌎 the portal that unites consumers and business for a better future. She’s pivotal and proud to help create a free, easy, sign-up free method of enabling online shoppers to direct a donation from our business to many great causes, or to a special cause of the shoppers choice. Her history with this company with heart began because she agrees with the notion that “Business and Social Awareness Should Coexist and wanted to get involved. Another reason is she realizes that while not everyone can afford to make donations to charity, if someone happens to shop online, they can help good causes by just buying things needed just by getting it through Click4Good.org. Her faith that people everywhere can make a changes in the world by being united and not divided, she strives to prove it by doing her part to combine business and charity, in an incredibly simple and easy fashion. HOW IT WORKS: Click4Good automatically gives on your (the shoppers’) behalf whenever you shop online via Click4Good Portals. No signups, fees or fuss…just you and us united to #DoGood using #Click4Good whenever you use our web or app portals right shopping online. Users can pick a special charity near and dear to their hearts or help all of the causes by not choosing… No matter what decision, the simple choice to use Click4Good before shopping will always help great causes, at no cost to Click4Good users.


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private security/fitness coach

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Director & Consultant

Barbara Marion Horn, M.A.

Barbara Marion Horn, M.A. was one of 14,000 volunteers during the 9/11 Rescue and Recovery effort that were part of the World Trade Center Relief Ministry at historic St. Paul’s Chapel.  After the recovery effort, she helped develop the guided walking tour program for the 9/11 Tribute Museum, September 11th Families Association’s NYC international visitors center.  During her time at the September 11th Families Association, she became acquainted with the Tokyo Subway Sarin Gas Attacks Victims Association.  She was a guest speaker for that Association’s 10th Anniversary Commemoration, March 2005, in Tokyo, Japan.  During this trip she toured the Japanese countryside meeting with several of the 23 Japanese families who lost a loved one in the September 11th attacks.  She also visited the Hiroshima Peace Museum and met with the directors and staff.  Ms. Horn’s commitment to advancing understanding between these groups and their counterparts in the United States is ongoing.  Since 2007, she has coordinated the annual September 11th Community luncheon, which includes survivors of the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Oklahoma City Bombing.  In 2016, she co-founded, and coordinates, the annual Calling Of The Names Ceremony, which honors deceased 9/11 Responders and Volunteers who came to help in the days, weeks and months after the attacks.  Her writings about the 9/11 recovery effort are the basis for her work-in-progress: I’d Do It Again In A Heartbeat.  This solo show performance will use stories, song and movement to convey the experience of 9/11 Responders and Volunteers.  She is honored to be part of the 9/11 Remembered Traveling Exhibit. Learn More: Callingofthenames.com/ and VoicesofSeptember11.org


 
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Director & Consultant

Johanna Hantel

Johanna Hantel lived in many places growing up but considers herself a New Yorker (and diehard Yankees fan - she has a cat named Jeter) as she spent her high school and college days living on Long Island. She was deeply affected by the attacks on 9/11. She has been involved in the September 11th Calling of the Names Ceremony at St. Paul’s Chapel, which remembers deceased 9/11 responders, since its inception in 2016. Johanna is an avid distance runner. On April 15, 2013, she was running her 13th Boston Marathon when two bombs exploded close to the finish line. She was 10 feet away from the first explosion. The last thing she remembers seeing was an orange glow. She does not remember hearing either explosion; her eardrum was ruptured as she was blown across the finish line. She sustained multiple injuries, some of which are lasting. She suffered a traumatic brain injury from the blast wave, the effects of which she continues to live with. While her balance and gait are impaired, she continues to run, although not like she could before the blasts. At the federal trial of the bomber, she addressed and promised him that, if she has to crawl, she is going to continue to run Boston each year even if she can no longer qualify, because she will not let this act of terrorism take that away from her (and there will be four angels waiting along Boylston Street for her to finish). She completed her 19th Boston Marathon in April 2019. Since the bombings she has had the honor to get to know and become close with a group of members of the Semper Fi Fund, which supports post 9/11 combat wounded, critically ill, and catastrophically injured service members, who have been supporting the survivors of the Boston bombings and running the marathon together since the bombings. Johanna was at one time an EMT and has a background in clinical research and medical writing. She is also an illustrator. She wants to use her experience to make sure the attacks on 9/11 are never forgotten.

 

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Director & Consultant

Nurse Cyndi - RN, BSN

Born is St. Louis, Missouri, Cyndi brings a full array of expertise to the team. She was a First Responder to the Oklahoma bombing in 1995. She has a background as a Police Officer, Firefighter, Paramedic and Registered Nurse. She also was a Police/EMS/ Fire Dispatcher, and holds a FCC license in Communication. She taught EMS, BLS and CPR classes to help others when a tragedy happens. With this background, it allowed her to volunteer with the Red Cross on many types of disasters. She spear headed collections for 911, not just for the families, but also worked closely with the Humane Society to get items needed for animals that were hurt or displaced by tragedies. A rescue close to her heart is Stray Rescue of St. Louis, https://www.strayrescue.org. This Rescue has had numerous animals that have been rehabilitated, trained and became working animals for various organizations, and people. She spends her time now, also volunteering with the Red Cross, whether working blood drives, sandbagging or being a First Responder. She organizes groups together to make sure fallen soldiers are welcomed home properly at the airport, for on their journey home. She has done numerous fundraisers to help fallen first responders, and contributes the money to https://backstoppers.org , an organization close to her heart. It is her passion to keep the memory of all those that lost their lives on 9-11-2001, and to help educate others on what happened on that day, and what continues to happen to those First Responders today, that sacrificed their lives, so others may be saved.


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Thanks For Your Support

[ Photo September 2001, Ground Zero - New York City ]

9/11 REMEMBERED

THE TRAVELING MEMORIAL

DEDICATED TO PROVIDING REFLECTION AND EDUCATION TO EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE

After 9/11, pieces of the World Trade Center were made available to create remembrance memorials which were dedicated across the United States as well as in other countries. These memorials were dedicated so that those who take the opportunity to visit them will NEVER FORGET what happened on 9/11/2001. The 9/11 Remembered Memorial travels across the country to specifically share our 9/11 Memorial with cities across America that have established their own memorials. 9/11 Remembered will be visiting all of these memorials to not only honor them but to also continue their legacy that we NEVER FORGET the day that changed the world forever.


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Who We Are

Our Mission:

Dedicated to move around America

NEVER FORGET 9/11/2001

Our Vision:

A future which we move Across The world

Our vision is to share this Traveling Memorial by visiting over 1,000 9/11 Memorials across America, which were built from WTC Steel as well as the scores still being built today. 9/11 Remembered • The Traveling Memorial will be a daily tribute to the thousands lost on September 11, 2001 and to the thousands we have lost since.

There are thousands of stories still to be told...

9/11 did not end in 2001.


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A way to help

9/11 Remembered


After the towers came down on September 11, 2001, people from all walks of life responded to the scene of the attack. EMS workers, fire & police departments, everyday Americans and people of all nationalities from across the globe answered the unspoken call and came to help. Now almost eighteen years later, many people have developed rare cancers and other deadly diseases related to 9/11. They need your help to be acknowledged and treated medically. 9/11 Remembered is a non profit 501c3 corporation dedicated to transporting a traveling memorial across the 50 States. We operate and travel through sponsorship and donations. With your donation or sponsorship 9/11 Remembered can continue to travel across the United States, and possibly travel the world someday in the future. Please help us grow so we can make it to the next city so that we may continue our mission to NEVER FORGET and pursue our vision to travel the world.


9/11 Health Crisis

There’s Alarming Statistics Coming To Light In Regards To September 11

Many people don’t realize that 9/11 related illness affected more than just the people who were killed in the attack and the responders who answered the call…

Nearly 10K people have gotten cancer from toxic 9/11 dust” - The federal World Trade Center Health Program - Read More: NY POST article

“In all, 1,700 first responders and others — including downtown workers, residents and students — have died since the World Trade Center attack. The grim stats came from the federal World Trade Center Health Program.” - The federal World Trade Center Health Program - See NY POST article

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James Zadroga

9/11 Health & Compensation Act

America was attacked and people from all over the globe answered “The Call” to help. Unfortunately, responding came with a heavy price. Even though The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 is a U.S. law that exists to provide health monitoring and financial aid to the first responders. The system is far from perfect and still faces threats from funding issues and people falling through the cracks of this government run health system. People are being saddled with huge medical bills that they should be getting compensated for but this often takes years. Due to this fact, members of the WTC program face costly bills while seeking treatment and relief of their very serious health problems. The number of Responders and Civilians who have died since 9/11 is expected to surpass the 2,977 who died on 9/11/2001 very soon.


Wondering about 9/11 related facts and statistics→

We’ve compiled some of the most current information to help keep the public “in the know”…


Don’t hear the bell ring but you answer the call
— "Hammer To Fall" - Queen
 

UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL. GOD BLESS AMERICA