Yet now, after all the wreckage has been cleared and the rebuilding has begun, their path is again blocked — not by flying chunks of smoldering rubble, but by space constraints.
The first responders are not invited to this year’s September 11 memorial ceremony at ground zero, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office confirmed Monday.
It’s a painful insult for many of the approximately 3,000 men and women who risked their lives, limbs and lungs on that monumental day, puncturing another hole in a still searing wound.
By Jeff Stein, CNN
Editor’s comment: The First Responders are suffering from severe diseases now and many have died. Adding to the insult, to receive healthcare, the First Responders are warned they will be screened for being terrorists themselves. Also see the reports on Infowars.