18 Years Later 9/11 Still Hurting

God Bless All the Innocent Civilians Killed that day by Islamic Terrorists- 18 years ago on 9/11. As today we pray again as Americans to come together and take care of our own. God Bless All the Innocent Civilians Killed that day by Islamic Terrorists- 18 years ago on 9/11.  

It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about that day here in NY. Unfortunately the rest of the country really does not understand what the weeks and months after this were like unless you lived here. Roads closed at a moment’s notice, Bridges closed, Tunnels, because of a suspicious package, car or truck. Then the changes it brought in security at buildings around the Metro area, the Airports, you name it,  it changed. Our lives have never been the same since, the Funerals, EVERYDAY FOR MONTHS, with police and fire escorts, heart breaking. The first 6 months after this the economy suffered big time around here and the numbers are staggering (see below). God Bless everyone affected by this event in our History. 
Almost 3,000 (2753 in NY) people died in the 9/11 attacks on this day 18 years ago. Among those killed were Huntingtonians from the following Hamlets.

Centerport Total 3
Commack Total 3
Dix Hills Total 5
East Northport Total 4
Greenlawn Total 1
Huntington Total 14
Huntington Station Total 1
Lloyd Harbor Total 1
Melville Total 4
Northport Total 5
South Huntington Total 1
Grand Total 42

Here is a list by Hamlet:

Name  Age  Community  Employer
Christopher Lunder 34 Centerport Cantor Fitzgerald
Farrell Lynch 39 Centerport Cantor Fitzgerald
Oleh Wengerchuk 56 Centerport Washington Group International
  Centerport Total 3  
Eric Eisenberg 32 Commack Aon Corp.
Ezra Aviles 41 Commack Port Authority of NY/NJ
James Munhall 45 Commack Sandler O’Neill & Partners
  Commack Total 3  
Brian Thompson 49 Dix Hills Fuji Bank
Dennis Scauso 46 Dix Hills FDNY
Martin Lizzul 31 Dix Hills Kestrel Technologies
Panatier Cristopher 36 Dix Hills Cantor Fitzgerald
Thomas J. Collins 36 Dix Hills  Sandler O’Neill & Partners
  Dix Hills Total 5  
Joyce Carpeneto 40 East Northport General Telecom
Lorenzo Ramzey 48 East Northport Aon Corp.
Philip Hayes 67 East Northport OCS Security
Thomas Farrelly 54 East Northport Accenture
  East Northport Total 4  
Craig Blass 27 Greenlawn Cantor Fitzgerald
  Greenlawn Total 1  
Brian Ahearn 43 Huntington FDNY
Byrne Timothy 36 Huntington Sandler O’Neill & Partner
Christopher Jones 53 Huntington Cantor Fitzgerald
Dennis Edwards 35 Huntington Cantor Fitzgerald
Frederick Kelley Jr. 57 Huntington Cantor Fitzgerald
John Wallice Jr. 43 Huntington Cantor Fitzgerald
Judson Cavalier 26 Huntington Sandler O’Neill & Partners
Kristy Irvine-Ryan 30 Huntington Sandler O’Neill & Partners
Mark Ellis 26 Huntington NYPD
Michael McCarthy 33 Huntington Carr Futures
Robert Sutcliffe 39 Huntington Harvey
Sadocha Francis 31 Huntington Cantor Fitzgerald
Taddonio Michael 39 Huntington Euro Brokers
Thomas McHale 33 Huntington Cantor Fitzgerald
  Huntington Total 14  
James Reilly 25 Huntington Station Keefe Bruyette & Woods
  Huntington Station Total 1  
Edward Mardovich 42 Lloyd Harbor  Euro Brokers
  Lloyd Harbor Total 1  
Abate Andrew Cross 37 Melville Cantor Fitzgerald
Jeffrey GoldflamGrant 48 Melville Cantor Fitzgerald
Rocco Medaglia 49 Melville GMP Inc.
Vincent Abate 40 Melville  Cantor Fitzgerald-
  Melville Total 4  
Daniel SmithII 47 Northport Euro Brokers
Daniel Trant 40 Northport Cantor Fitzgerald
Kevin Murphy 40 Northport Marsh & McLennan
Michael Duffy 29 Northport Keefe
Ronald Comer 56 Northport Marsh & McLennan
  Northport Total 5  
Peter Nelson 42 South Huntington FDNY
  South Huntington Total 1  
  Grand Total 42  


Below are some numbers of interest from multiple sources the NY Times,  NY Magazine and Newsday.

  • Total number killed in attacks in New York: 2,753
  • Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343
  • Number of NYPD officers: 23
  • Number of Port Authority police officers: 37
  • Number of WTC companies in the towers that lost people: 128
  • Number of employees who died in Tower One: 1,402
  • Number of employees who died in Tower Two: 614
  • Number of employees lost at Cantor Fitzgerald: 658
  • Number of U.S. troops killed in Operation Enduring Freedom: 2,343
  • Number of Troops Killed in Afghanistan 2,400+
  • Number of troops killed in Iraq 4,500+
  • Number of troops Injured in Afghanistan & Iraq 52,000+
  • Estimated number of EMT/PD/FD and construction workers died since 9/11 from Cancer related illnesses, 5,500+
  • Estimated number of people with Cancer related illness now diagnosed with Cancer, 6,000+ 
  • Number of nations whose citizens were killed in attacks: 115
  • Ratio of men to women who died: 3:1
  • Age of the greatest number who died: between 35 and 39
  • Bodies found “intact”: 291
  • Remains found: 21,906
  • Number of families who got no remains: 1,717
  • Estimated units of blood donated to the New York Blood Center: 36,000
  • Total units of donated blood actually used: 258
  • Number of people who lost a spouse or partner in the attacks: 1,609
  • Estimated number of children who lost a parent: 3,051
  • Percentage of Americans who knew someone hurt or killed in the attacks: 20
  • FDNY retirements, January–July 2001: 274
  • FDNY retirements, January–July 2002: 661
  • Number of firefighters on leave for respiratory problems by January 2002: 300
  • Number of funerals attended by Rudy Giuliani in 2001: 200
  • Number of FDNY vehicles destroyed: 98
  • Tons of debris removed from site: 1.8 million
  • Days fires continued to burn after the attack: 99
  • Jobs lost in New York owing to the attacks: 146,100
  • Days the New York Stock Exchange was closed: 6
  • Point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average when the NYSE reopened: 684.81
  • Days after 9/11 that the U.S. began bombing Afghanistan: 26
  • Total number of civil rights complaints reported to the Council on American-Islamic Relations nationwide from 2002 to 2008: 12,962
  • Economic loss to New York in month following the attacks: $105 billion
  • Estimated cost of cleanup: $600 million
  • Total FEMA money spent on the emergency: $970 million
  • Estimated amount donated to 9/11 charities: $1.4 billion
  • Estimated amount of insurance paid worldwide related to 9/11: $40.2 billion
  • Estimated amount of money needed to overhaul lower-Manhattan subways: $7.5 billion
  • Amount of money granted by U.S. government to overhaul lower-Manhattan subways: $4.55 billion
  • Estimated amount of money raised for funds dedicated to NYPD and FDNY families: $500 million
  • Percentage of total charity money raised going to FDNY and NYPD families: 25
  • Average benefit already received by each FDNY and NYPD widow: $1 million
  • Percentage increase in law-school applications from 2001 to 2002: 17.9
  • Percentage increase in Peace Corps applications from 2001 to 2002: 40
  • Percentage increase in CIA applications from 2001 to 2002: 50
  • Number of songs Clear Channel Radio considered “inappropriate” to play after 9/11: 150
  • Number of mentions of 9/11 at the 2002 Oscars: 26
  • Apartments in lower Manhattan eligible for asbestos cleanup: 23,000
  • Number of apartments whose residents have requested cleanup and testing: 4,167
  • Number of Americans who changed their 2001 holiday-travel plans from plane to train or car: 1.4 million
  • Estimated number of New Yorkers suffering from post-traumatic-stress disorder as a result of 9/11: 422,000

God Bless America this September 11th, 2019.  Lets come together and help each other.

Pictures credit vetrenastoday, aol.com, 911blogger.com, Steve Silverman

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