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'Never Forget': 9/11 charity Tunnel to Towers going strong 20 years later

Added 09-10-21 06:22:01am EST - “Rep. Mikie Sherrill looked out over the crowd and motioned to the children playing in inflatable bounce houses on the edge of a barbecue honoring Tunnel to Towers, a 9/11-inspired nonprofit that provides homes to wounded veterans…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “‘Never Forget’: 9/11 charity going strong 20 years later”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Rep. Mikie Sherrill looked out over the crowd and motioned to the children playing in inflatable bounce houses on the edge of a barbecue honoring Tunnel to Towers, a 9/11-inspired nonprofit that provides homes to wounded veterans and first responders.

“I’ve been reminded that for 20 years, they haven’t lived in the shadow of terrorism because of all the sacrifices that so many people have made,” the New Jersey Democrat said as the anniversary approached. “It’s really hard to believe it’s been 20 years since that fateful Tuesday morning in September that changed our world forever and cost us so many loved ones.”

Children who attended the event in this historic New Jersey town weren’t alive in 2001, but reminders of the tragic day were all around them. Firefighters and police donned memorial T-shirts and spoke with reverence about the brethren they lost at ground zero and the Pentagon and the brave passengers on the hijacked flight downed in Pennsylvania.

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First responders paraded around the village green ahead of the cookout to raise awareness and money for Tunnel to Towers, a charity that looks back to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and uses the spirit of the day to uplift first responders who need a helping hand — and will for years to come.

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