I originally posted the following information and statement onto my Facebook wall…
As I lament the great and senseless loss of life that took place on this day in history, I also do my best to celebrate our “Ground Zero” responders, as well. And, since so many are STILL sick and dying as a direct result of their valiant and noble efforts in the weeks and months following 9/11/01, the battles they have been fighting since then should not be ignored! Their betrayal by our federal government is nothing less than criminal, and continues to go largely unnoticed!
EPA Misled Public on 9/11 Pollution, White House Ordered False Assurances on Air Quality:
While these fire fighters, peace officers, paramedics, rescue dogs, and others, worked day and night in the ruins of the World Trade Center, seeking out survivors, and collecting remains for identification, the White House and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, motivated by their single-minded notion of self-preservation over public interest, quietly colluded to deceive and harm the public, deliberately concealing the fact that “Ground Zero,” and the surrounding area, were HIGHLY contaminated with toxins. And, of course, within just a week of the atrocity, the EPA began to publicly propagate the “official” myth that the lead and asbestos particle-filled air of lower Manhattan was “safe” to breathe – a blatant conspiracy to defraud that has so far resulted in the loss of over a thousand more lives to date!
As Death Toll of 9/11 Responders Nears 1000, Pols Want Autopsy Standards to Pinpoint Causes:
Sadly, surviving 9/11 first responders have never even been formally invited to a single 9/11 memorial ceremony. And, though a large number of them had been attending unofficially in spite of it, just last year, they were actually denied entry for the first time.
Flashback 2011: First Responders Decry Exclusion from 9/11 Ceremony:
Truly harrowing is the fact that only JUST YESTERDAY cancer was FINALLY added to the list of illnesses caused by exposure to the “Ground Zero” area. 14 catergories of it are being recognized, for now. Yet, this is just a single step in a major battle by 9/11 responders, their families, and advocates, to ensure proper health coverage for those responders and residents who are now sick, as well as those still yet undiagnosed.
US Adds Cancer to List of Illnesses Linked to 9/11 Terror Attacks: