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12 urged “names of toxic dust victims must be at WTC too.” Why don’t you practice what you preach? Every year on Sept. 11, the Daily News prints every name of the victims who perished in the attack. Kudos for that; please don’t ever stop! But you never publish a list of heroes who gave of themselves so selflessly working on the Pile for weeks and months, and who became sick and died because of it.
Every year I look for my friend’s name, but it is never there. His name was John McNamara. He was an FDNY employee, assigned to Ladder No. 122 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, then a Ladder No. 123 in Crown Heights. I got to know John when we worked together at Federal Express in Park Slope. John left to become a firefighter because he wanted to be of service and help to people. He would still be alive today if he’d stayed at FedEx.
John left behind a beautiful (inside and outside) wife, Jennifer, and a toddler son, Jack, who is growing into a fine man. Too bad John isn’t here to see it; too bad Jack missed out on having a father to help him grow up.
John McNamara should never be forgotten, nor should all the other heroes who gave their lives in the years after the attacks. If the Daily News truly believes that these heroes’ names should also be listed on a memorial at the World Trade Center, then it should no longer ignore them on Sept. 11. Please print all the names of these heroes, as well as those of the victims and heroes who died on that horrible day. 8): This has been bothering me for 16 years. My then 18 year old daughter, a freshman at St. Peters College in Jersey City, watched from their windows as the Twin Towers burned and fell. My daughter and another student, whose mother worked in the towers, and others very early the next morning went over on boats to bring supplies to the very grateful firemen,
police and other first responders working on the Pile. She was there for about six hours covered in dust, and in order to breathe repeatedly removed her white mask, which was also covered in dust. If I had known she was going there I would have told her not to because of what she would see. I told her to throw away the clothes and shoes she wore that day. To this day she has been having medical problems that doctors can’t seem to diagnose. Mr. President: You make it very difficult to continue to respect you. When you call George Stephanopoulos “Little George” that to me is insulting. I am reminded that during your campaign you had a nickname for each of your opponents. Mr. Trump, please try to refrain from the name calling. You are the President; you should not carry yourself at such a low level. I have not heard you call Vladimir Putin little, even though he is not as tall as you are. Geneva Hunter
Wallingford, Conn.: I just found out why No. 45 has such a fascination with the Ku Klux Klan, besides the fact that he needs their votes. In May 1927, 1,000 members of the Klan demonstrated in Queens. There were seven people arrested and their names appeared in an article on the front page of the paper. One of those names was Fred Trump. Sound familiar? Yes, that’s 45’s father. Now Trump has professed many times how much he admired his father. So doesn’t it make sense that if his father told him all about the Klan he would be enamored of them? Trump has denied his father was arrested at a Klan rally but all you have to do to verify his father’s involvement in the incident is to check it out in the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress does not contain fake news! About all those monuments being torn down, I have a suggestion: How about we tear down all the Trump Towers around the world, because they’re just monuments to 45’s ego and they offend me terribly. Barbara Boucher
Brooklyn: This is just a tragedy, end of story, period (“Cop faces suit,” Sept. 18). Mildred Galarza wants this lawsuit to promote a policy change? No, she wants it for free money in her pocket. If you want policy change, then why sue for money? Let me guess this is the only way for them to understand! As for Sanford Rubenstein, this guy would bring a ham sandwich to court if he could get a dollar out of it. He wants all officers to be trained in Tasers even though they don’t use them. Why? Easy: So they also could be named in a lawsuit and be held liable. The City of New York and especially the NYPD are looked at as free money,
a cash cow. Start backing the police in the streets when they do their job and defending them in the court room when charlatans like Rubenstein bring forth nonsense cases for a payout. These frivolous lawsuits cost all taxpayers. Daniel De Witt