The 9/11 Remembered Team
Sharing Information & Reflection
Our team is a unique blend of people…
We’re diverse and dedicated to making this memorial move far and wide! Learn about the people who help 9/11 Remembered continue traveling
Erick Robertson responded to Ground Zero with his SAR 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 Ground Zero 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 steel taken from the World Trade Center buildings. Others were just memorials created to honor the victims. Despite their size or location, these are the places we plan to go and bring the best representation of the memorial so that others can participate in honoring the 2,977 victims who tragically had their lives cut short on 9/11/2001.
Joe Tavitas responded to Ground Zero following the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, participating in the massive cleanup and search for survivors of the events that occurred.His prior experience serving our nation in the armed forces aided him and the other responders/volunteers in the long, toilsome task ahead. His experience includes K9 trainer began at the age of ten assisting his father, who also trained dogs for various police departments. Joe began his career with The Red Cross as an EMT age age 17, Paramedic/FF, diver and joined the Chicago Fire Dept. serving 29 years and retiring at the rank of Ambulance Commander. In addition he was the founder of 9/11 K9 International Security Corp. He has extensive training with The Dept. of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness, Chicago Fire Dept. Chicago Police Dept., numerous other police Departments and Federal Agencies in Explosives, Chemical, Nuclear, Biological, Radiological, SWAT Team, Tactical, EMS, Hostage Negotiation, Diplomatic Security, Firearms, Explosive Instructor with Dept. of Domestic Preparedness. Additional training with Israeli Secret Service, Special Forces, and their Head of Counter Intelligence General Avner Bernea in Interrogations, and their method of intelligence.
Ground Zero Volunteer and CoFounder of The Ground Zero Flag, also known as Ground Zero Volunteers Flag. John’s 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 responded immediately to the site after witnessing the collapse of the Twin Towers from their roof in Chinatown. Both of them former steel 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 better world.
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” she spends her energy helping guide certain ideas to fruition. A believer of the notion that “Business and Social Awareness Should Coexist” Cierra’s the proud Co-Founder and COO of Click4Good.org 🌎 the portal that unites consumers and business for a better future. She’s been pivotal in creating 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. 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 users. #6SecondsCanChangeTheWorld
Barbara Marion Horn, M.A.
Ground Zero Volunteer and September 11th Community Advocate, Barbara’s time at the Ground Zero site has inspired her to continue answering “the call” by being a voice for others. She’s the proud Co-Founder and Coordinator of the Annual Calling Of The Names Ceremony which honors 9/11 Responders, Rescue and Recovery Workers and Volunteers who came to help in the days, weeks and months following the September 11th 2001, attacks and have since died. It occurs annually on in the afternoon of September 11th at St. Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway, by Fulton & Vesey Streets. St. Paul’s, built in 1766, is the oldest public building in continuous use on the island of Manhattan. This historic site cared for those who founded our country and for those who came to its aid after the worse attack on American soil. The generosity and kindness of Trinity Wall Street Parish allows us to be at St. Paul's Chapel again. If you know of any deceased 9/11 Responder(s) whose name(s) should be called, please submit them as well as learn more about what they do on their website: TheCallingOfTheNames.com
GOFUNDME: 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 the 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.
Our Mission: Dedicated to move around America
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 Traveling Memorial travels across the country to specifically share the 9/11 Memorial with cities across America that have established their own memorials.
Our Vision: A future which we move Across The world
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. With help 9/11 Remembered can keep moving across the country…and hopefully one day, across the world.
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GOFUNDME: RESPONDERS OF GROUND ZERO
the people who answered “the call”
A way to help
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 covered medically.
So Far, over 2000 People Have Died Due To 9/11 Related Cancers and illnesses
America was attacked and people from all over 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 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 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.