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The 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Join Honor365 as we commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 in 2021 beginning on January 22, 2021 in Utah and ending on September 12, 2021 in New York.

Follow us on our website, our Honor365 Facebook page, and Instagram (@honorvet365) as we tour across the nation with the ‘Hero 1’ semi-truck trailer from HVMC Transportation LLC, and those we are collaborating with, including Fallen Hero Network, and The Honor Network (U.S. Honor Flag).

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Story About Daan van der Steijn, Creator, from Deurne, The Netherlands

It’s September 11, 2001. A mother in The Netherlands is feeding her 3-month old son watching the news when images that would become ingrained in the minds of billions of people began flashing on the screen: two airplanes crashing into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the unimaginable destruction and loss of life that followed.

Flash forward ten years and the family is watching the documentary “102 Minutes That Changed America” on Dutch television on September 11 – an event that became a ritual every year. The boy is captivated not only by the images, but by the heroic efforts of the first responders on the scene. It feels personal, with the boy’s great-grandfather, cousin, and two other family members serving in the fire department.

By age 14, an idea begins to formulate in the teen’s mind. As an aspiring and talented woodworker and artist, he wondered if he could make a replica of the World Trade Center Plaza before the destruction. Thus began a four year journey. Daan’s incredible replica took countless hours of painstaking research and labor to build.

Many would have given up, but as Daan says, “The tragedy touched me deeply and it seemed unreal to see two passenger airplanes fly into the World Trade Center and kill that many people. I wanted to create a project as a memorial to all that passed away.”

By age 19, Daan had completed the stunning replica and, with the help of local partners in The Netherlands and Europe, began offering the exhibit in his hometown and several European cities.

Currently, Daan is pursuing training to become a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Deurne in The Netherlands. Daan says he wants to become a firefighter to do his part to serve his community, to be able to help people and animals in emergency situations, and to help fight big fires. Seems this passion runs in his family and is in his blood! Daan’s great-grandfather, Harrie van der Steijn, used to be a volunteer firefighter in Deurne in 1920 until 1948. Daan started as a firefighter in 2020 and that is exactly 100 years between Harrie and Daan. Daan’s cousin, Jorn van de Waarsenburg (also team member of the 9/11 Exhibit), and two other family members are with the fire department of Deurne. Daan is currently with the Dutch Firefighter Academy and will officially become a firefighter in 2022.

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Jan 7, 2021 This is the 9/11 story of the Estreic Jan 7, 2021

This is the 9/11 story of the Estreicher family: Maryann and her daughters, Callie & Tori. Maryann’s husband, Richard, was an FDNY Lieutenant, studying to be promoted to Captain and was supposed to be in a class that morning steps from Rescue 5 on Staten Island, where he had worked for 10 years. He was too exhausted to go to class, having worked a 24-hour shift the day before. Maryann, who used to work steps from The World Trade Center in the ’90s, was home alone, watching “Good Morning America”, when she saw the first reports of a plane hitting The World Trade Center. 

Minutes after the towers were hit in the first suicide-by-passenger-jet-ever strikes, Richie, who served with the Marines for three years, was on the phone to Maryann, telling her the country was under attack, directing her to bring home the girls from school. He also advised his wife to gas up the car and get cash from the ATM. He told Maryann “I love you and I don’t know if I’m coming back”. Most of the day, Maryann was on the phone, trying to find out if Richie was still alive. No one answered any of her calls. 

It wasn’t until midnight when Richie finally called, telling her, “They’re all gone”. Richie Estreicher lost 11 firefighters from Rescue 5 on September 11th, along with countless FDNY buddies.  For 8 months after, like thousands of others, Richie worked on “the pile”, the burning debris of The World Trade Center, breathing in poisonous fumes.  More than 18 years after surviving 9/11, on November 11, 2019, Veterans Day 2019, FDNY Lt. Richard Estreicher died of 9/11 cancer, 2 days shy of his 60th birthday.

We honor you, Richard Estreicher.

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Jan 7, 2021

This is the 9/11 story of the Estreicher family: Maryann and her daughters, Callie & Tori. Maryann’s husband, Richard, was an FDNY Lieutenant, studying to be promoted to Captain and was supposed to be in a class that morning steps from Rescue 5 on Staten Island, where he had worked for 10 years. He was too exhausted to go to class, having worked a 24-hour shift the day before. Maryann, who used to work steps from The World Trade Center in the ’90s, was home alone, watching “Good Morning America”, when she saw the first reports of a plane hitting The World Trade Center.

Minutes after the towers were hit in the first suicide-by-passenger-jet-ever strikes, Richie, who served with the Marines for three years, was on the phone to Maryann, telling her the country was under attack, directing her to bring home the girls from school. He also advised his wife to gas up the car and get cash from the ATM. He told Maryann “I love you and I don’t know if I’m coming back”. Most of the day, Maryann was on the phone, trying to find out if Richie was still alive. No one answered any of her calls.

It wasn’t until midnight when Richie finally called, telling her, “They’re all gone”. Richie Estreicher lost 11 firefighters from Rescue 5 on September 11th, along with countless FDNY buddies. For 8 months after, like thousands of others, Richie worked on “the pile”, the burning debris of The World Trade Center, breathing in poisonous fumes. More than 18 years after surviving 9/11, on November 11, 2019, Veterans Day 2019, FDNY Lt. Richard Estreicher died of 9/11 cancer, 2 days shy of his 60th birthday.

We honor you, Richard Estreicher.

#Repost @https://q1043.iheart.com/content/2021-01-07-the-estreicher-family/ Photo @https://herestothekidswhogrewupwithafirstresponderparenton911.com/heres-to-the-kids

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Edward J. Rall, 44, of Holbrook, was a New York Ci Edward J. Rall, 44, of Holbrook, was a New York City firefighter with Rescue Company 2 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He was among seven firefighters from Rescue 2 who perished on Sept. 11, 2001. The men were believed to be in the north tower. His remains were never found.

When the first hijacked plane crashed into the north tower on Sept. 11, 2001, Darlene Rall knew that Eddie would be at the World Trade Center, but she wasn’t concerned that death would touch her husband. Minutes later, another plane struck the south tower and she was still at work going about her business.

“I have to say I wasn’t nervous. It was a big chance for a rescue for him, doing what he wanted as a fireman,” said Darlene, 52, of Holbrook. “As strange as it might be I was excited for him.” It wasn’t until Darlene heard that a third and fourth plane had crashed into the Pentagon and into a Pennsylvania field that she became concerned. “The minute I walked in the door, I saw the first tower come down. I knew more than likely he wasn’t coming home,” she said.

Eddie coached baseball when his son, Daniel, was a kid. The Sachem Youth Advisory Group, part of the school district league, held a memorial baseball tournament in Eddie’s honor. In the first year, about 30 teams from the tri-state area participated in the weekend-long tournament, Darlene said. Now, there are 159 teams. The money goes to help the league pay for the upkeep and maintenance of the baseball fields and to fund the Edward Rall Memorial Scholarship.

We honor you, Edward Rall.

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Edward J. Rall, 44, of Holbrook, was a New York City firefighter with Rescue Company 2 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He was among seven firefighters from Rescue 2 who perished on Sept. 11, 2001. The men were believed to be in the north tower. His remains were never found.

When the first hijacked plane crashed into the north tower on Sept. 11, 2001, Darlene Rall knew that Eddie would be at the World Trade Center, but she wasn’t concerned that death would touch her husband. Minutes later, another plane struck the south tower and she was still at work going about her business.

“I have to say I wasn’t nervous. It was a big chance for a rescue for him, doing what he wanted as a fireman,” said Darlene, 52, of Holbrook. “As strange as it might be I was excited for him.” It wasn’t until Darlene heard that a third and fourth plane had crashed into the Pentagon and into a Pennsylvania field that she became concerned. “The minute I walked in the door, I saw the first tower come down. I knew more than likely he wasn’t coming home,” she said.

Eddie coached baseball when his son, Daniel, was a kid. The Sachem Youth Advisory Group, part of the school district league, held a memorial baseball tournament in Eddie’s honor. In the first year, about 30 teams from the tri-state area participated in the weekend-long tournament, Darlene said. Now, there are 159 teams. The money goes to help the league pay for the upkeep and maintenance of the baseball fields and to fund the Edward Rall Memorial Scholarship.

We honor you, Edward Rall.

#Repost @https://wodwell.com/wod/edward-rall/

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Lt. Peter C. Martin had plenty of interests. He li Lt. Peter C. Martin had plenty of interests. He liked to watch Nascar races, "glued to the TV," said his friend, Lt. Peter Lund. He also kept track of how many fires he had been to, perhaps inspired by a book, "20,000 Alarms," that was lying around the Rescue 2 firehouse in Brooklyn. 

And once a month, he would take out the antique rifles he collected, put on a cowboy hat and take aim at the buffalo silhouettes set up on a field in the Hamptons with other members of the local Single Action Shooting Society. There he was known as "Sidewinder Pete," a true aficionado to whom the group dedicated a memorial shoot last month. 

But mostly, Mr. Martin, 43, cared about being a father to his three boys, ages 13, 9 and 6. His own father had died when he was 11 months old. "As much as he loved the Fire Department, his first love was ours," said his wife, Alice. "He would race home from work so he could put the boys to bed. He'd sing to them, and tell them stories. He had a whole routine." 

Now Mrs. Martin is taking care of things on her own. "I get a lot of strength from Peter," she said. "I can almost hear him saying to me, 'Everything's O.K.' " 

We honor you, Peter Martin.

#Repost @http://bravestmemorial.net/html/members/martin_peter_lt_r002.html  Photo @http://bravestmemorial.net/html/members_individual/martin_peter/martin_newsday_article.html 

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Lt. Peter C. Martin had plenty of interests. He liked to watch Nascar races, "glued to the TV," said his friend, Lt. Peter Lund. He also kept track of how many fires he had been to, perhaps inspired by a book, "20,000 Alarms," that was lying around the Rescue 2 firehouse in Brooklyn.

And once a month, he would take out the antique rifles he collected, put on a cowboy hat and take aim at the buffalo silhouettes set up on a field in the Hamptons with other members of the local Single Action Shooting Society. There he was known as "Sidewinder Pete," a true aficionado to whom the group dedicated a memorial shoot last month.

But mostly, Mr. Martin, 43, cared about being a father to his three boys, ages 13, 9 and 6. His own father had died when he was 11 months old. "As much as he loved the Fire Department, his first love was ours," said his wife, Alice. "He would race home from work so he could put the boys to bed. He'd sing to them, and tell them stories. He had a whole routine."

Now Mrs. Martin is taking care of things on her own. "I get a lot of strength from Peter," she said. "I can almost hear him saying to me, 'Everything's O.K.' "

We honor you, Peter Martin.

#Repost @http://bravestmemorial.net/html/members/martin_peter_lt_r002.html Photo @http://bravestmemorial.net/html/members_individual/martin_peter/martin_newsday_article.html

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Terrence P. Farrell lived close to the flame, said Terrence P. Farrell lived close to the flame, said his brother Dennis. As a transit police officer, Terrence Farrell's specialty had been disasters. In the Fire Department, he joined Rescue Company 4, an elite unit specially trained to do things like extricate people from collapsed buildings.

Mr. Farrell, who was 45, was not simply a New York City firefighter. He was also a volunteer fireman near his home in Huntington, N.Y., a part-time construction contractor and a father of two. And, a few years back, he helped save the life of a child in Nevada by donating his bone marrow.

Here is that story. When Mr. Farrell joined the department, his blood had been tested as part of a program to screen for potential bone marrow donors, Dennis Farrell said. Told years later that his blood matched that of a small girl dying of t-cell lymphoma, he underwent the painful process of marrow extraction.

A year later, he learned that the child was considered cured. She and her family flew to New York and had lunch with him at the World Trade Center, his brother said.

On Nov. 1, they were back. Fellow firefighters had raised $3,000 to fly them to New York for Mr. Farrell's funeral because they did not have the money. 

We honor you, Terrence Farrell.

#Repost @http://www.legacy.com/Sept11/Story.aspx?PersonID=132227  Photo @https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5867895/terrence-patrick-farrell 

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Terrence P. Farrell lived close to the flame, said his brother Dennis. As a transit police officer, Terrence Farrell's specialty had been disasters. In the Fire Department, he joined Rescue Company 4, an elite unit specially trained to do things like extricate people from collapsed buildings.

Mr. Farrell, who was 45, was not simply a New York City firefighter. He was also a volunteer fireman near his home in Huntington, N.Y., a part-time construction contractor and a father of two. And, a few years back, he helped save the life of a child in Nevada by donating his bone marrow.

Here is that story. When Mr. Farrell joined the department, his blood had been tested as part of a program to screen for potential bone marrow donors, Dennis Farrell said. Told years later that his blood matched that of a small girl dying of t-cell lymphoma, he underwent the painful process of marrow extraction.

A year later, he learned that the child was considered cured. She and her family flew to New York and had lunch with him at the World Trade Center, his brother said.

On Nov. 1, they were back. Fellow firefighters had raised $3,000 to fly them to New York for Mr. Farrell's funeral because they did not have the money.

We honor you, Terrence Farrell.

#Repost @http://www.legacy.com/Sept11/Story.aspx?PersonID=132227 Photo @https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5867895/terrence-patrick-farrell

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Scott Davidson was a man of many talents-firefighter‚ athlete‚ teacher‚ coach‚ and bartender just to name a few. He gave of himself to his community in many ways. He was looked up to by many as a basketball coach and school teacher. He enjoyed life and all it had to offer. He was a fierce competitor who won many awards. He was an all-star baseball player in the Great Kills Little League. He played four years of basketball at St. Joseph-by-the-Sea High School where he was named the most valuable player in the Jacques Classic All-Star High School game in 1986.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of Staten Island where he played on the basketball team for all four years‚ and was captain his senior year.

Materialistic things were not of importance to Scott. The most important things to Scott were his two children‚ his son Peter‚ 8 years old‚ and his daughter Casey‚ 4 years old. He was very proud of them‚ and he was happiest while coaching them‚ having a catch or watching a dance recital. He coached his son Peter in football and baseball‚ and his daughter Casey was certainly a ‘Daddy’s Girl.’ He loved his children above all things.

One of the proudest moments in Scott’s life‚ aside from the birth of his two children‚ was when he graduated the fire academy. He worked at Ladder Company 118 in Brooklyn Heights‚ New York. He was a firefighter since January 16‚ 1994‚ a lifelong dream of his. He often said it was ‘the greatest job in America.’

On September 11‚ 2001‚ Scott was on duty and responded to the call after a second hijacked airliner struck the World Trade Center.

Scott’s acts of heroism are not surprising. He was a brave and fearless man and a devout patriot. He was a friend to many‚ and will be sorely missed by us all.

We honor you, Scott Davidson.

#Repost @https://www.firehero.org/fallen-firefighter/scott-matthew-davidson/

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Honor365 is honoring and remembering those directl Honor365 is honoring and remembering those directly impacted by September 11, 2001 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary this year.  From 9/11/20 through 9/11/2021 we invite you to never forget by reading the stories about amazing individuals that we have posted about on our Honor365 Facebook, Instagram, and website. 

We are always “Remembering the One, Remembering Them All.” 

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Honor365 is honoring and remembering those directly impacted by September 11, 2001 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary this year. From 9/11/20 through 9/11/2021 we invite you to never forget by reading the stories about amazing individuals that we have posted about on our Honor365 Facebook, Instagram, and website.

We are always “Remembering the One, Remembering Them All.”

#honor365 #rememberingtheone #rememberingtheonerememberingthemall #veteran #firstresponder #fallenhero #September11 #WTC #NYPD #FDNY
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SFC Jose O. Calderon-Olmedo, USA, was born on Augu SFC Jose O. Calderon-Olmedo, USA, was born on August 27, 1957 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. His family moved to nearby Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, when he was a child. 

SFC Calderon-Olmedo enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 8, 1982, from Ft. Buchanan, Puerto Rico. He completed basic training in Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri, and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. He held numerous positions at his various assignments, from Supply Clerk to Senior Logistics NCO. His tours include: Ft. Stewart, Georgia; two tours in Germany; Ft. Eustis, Virginia; Republic of South Korea; Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; and his last assignment at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. During his second tour in Germany, he met and married the former Gloria Garcia. Shortly after marrying Gloria, SFC Calderon-Olmedo was deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Desert Storm. 

We honor you, Jose Calderon-Olmedo.

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SFC Jose O. Calderon-Olmedo, USA, was born on August 27, 1957 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. His family moved to nearby Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, when he was a child.

SFC Calderon-Olmedo enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 8, 1982, from Ft. Buchanan, Puerto Rico. He completed basic training in Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri, and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. He held numerous positions at his various assignments, from Supply Clerk to Senior Logistics NCO. His tours include: Ft. Stewart, Georgia; two tours in Germany; Ft. Eustis, Virginia; Republic of South Korea; Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; and his last assignment at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. During his second tour in Germany, he met and married the former Gloria Garcia. Shortly after marrying Gloria, SFC Calderon-Olmedo was deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Desert Storm.

We honor you, Jose Calderon-Olmedo.

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A beautiful thing happened yesterday. An amazing A beautiful thing happened yesterday.  An amazing vinyl graphic installer named David completed all of the 8 other panel installs we have for our Oath to Live movement that is part of our 9/11 Exhibit for our nationwide tour that started January 22, 2021.

As I have mentioned before, military, first responders and elected officials take an oath when they accept their position.  As a result, we developed Oath to Live last year.

Honor365 is asking everyone to take an Oath to Live as an action to join us in our vision of a world without suicide.  Your life and your family are so important to us.  We want you here and our hope is that you will join us in our efforts by signing the panel at our exhibit, and watch for it when it is available on our website to sign at https://honor365.org/ just in case you aren’t able to visit the exhibit to sign the panel.

If you are able to visit the exhibit at a city near you, you can find information at https://honor365.org/911Exhibit.

#honor365 #oathtolive #rememberingtheone #rememberingthemall #911exhibit

A beautiful thing happened yesterday. An amazing vinyl graphic installer named David completed all of the 8 other panel installs we have for our Oath to Live movement that is part of our 9/11 Exhibit for our nationwide tour that started January 22, 2021.

As I have mentioned before, military, first responders and elected officials take an oath when they accept their position. As a result, we developed Oath to Live last year.

Honor365 is asking everyone to take an Oath to Live as an action to join us in our vision of a world without suicide. Your life and your family are so important to us. We want you here and our hope is that you will join us in our efforts by signing the panel at our exhibit, and watch for it when it is available on our website to sign at https://honor365.org/ just in case you aren’t able to visit the exhibit to sign the panel.

If you are able to visit the exhibit at a city near you, you can find information at https://honor365.org/911Exhibit.

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