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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 and those we are collaborating with, including The Honor Network (U.S. Honor Flag), Red Roof, Strive, Sandman Studios Entertainment, and Saville Creations.

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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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Sergeant Charles R. Gunzelman joined the New York City Transit Police Department on January 29, 1982. He was promoted to sergeant in December 1993. A 30-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant Gunzelman served in several commands during his career, including Transit Districts 20 and 23. Over the course of his time with the Department, he was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty. Sergeant Gunzelman retired on May 1, 2002. He died on May 31, 2015.⁠
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We honor you, Charles Gunselman.⁠
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Sergeant Charles R. Gunzelman joined the New York City Transit Police Department on January 29, 1982. He was promoted to sergeant in December 1993. A 30-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant Gunzelman served in several commands during his career, including Transit Districts 20 and 23. Over the course of his time with the Department, he was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty. Sergeant Gunzelman retired on May 1, 2002. He died on May 31, 2015.⁠

We honor you, Charles Gunselman.⁠

#Repost @https://www.facebook.com/NYPD/photos/a.1348156368594475/1348165425260236/⁠

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Frank Palombo was born on March 14th‚ 1955‚ in Brooklyn to Anthony and Fortunata Palombo. He graduated from St. Edmunds Elementary School‚ Cathedral Preparatory Seminary and Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception.⁠
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On May 19th‚ 1979 Frank became a New York City Firefighter.⁠
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On October 23rd‚ 1982 he married Jean Marie Courtien. In January of 1985 he and his wife entered the Neocatechumenal Way. Over the next 14 years‚ they had ten children: Anthony 1986‚ Frank 1987‚ Joseph 1989‚ Maria 1990‚ Thomas 1991‚ John 1993‚ Patrick 1995‚ Daniel 1997‚ Stephen 1999‚ and Margaret Mary 2000.⁠
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Frank loved to play and pray with his children. He believed that each of his children was an undeserved gift from God. Frank was responsible for the Neocatechumenal Way in the Diocese of New York. He loved his job of saving people’s bodies from fire but loved even more the call he felt to save souls from fire.⁠
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As Union Representative he fought for the safety of fellow firefighters. Frank lived his life looking for the will of God and asking the Lord to help him live it. He had experienced many times that when you live in the will of God‚ God provides.⁠
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We honor you, Frank Palombo.⁠
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#Repost @https://www.firehero.org/fallen-firefighter/frank-anthony-palombo/ Photo @https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-fdny-sons-honor-lost-fathers-carry-legacy-article-1.2622694⁠
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Frank Palombo was born on March 14th‚ 1955‚ in Brooklyn to Anthony and Fortunata Palombo. He graduated from St. Edmunds Elementary School‚ Cathedral Preparatory Seminary and Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception.⁠

On May 19th‚ 1979 Frank became a New York City Firefighter.⁠

On October 23rd‚ 1982 he married Jean Marie Courtien. In January of 1985 he and his wife entered the Neocatechumenal Way. Over the next 14 years‚ they had ten children: Anthony 1986‚ Frank 1987‚ Joseph 1989‚ Maria 1990‚ Thomas 1991‚ John 1993‚ Patrick 1995‚ Daniel 1997‚ Stephen 1999‚ and Margaret Mary 2000.⁠

Frank loved to play and pray with his children. He believed that each of his children was an undeserved gift from God. Frank was responsible for the Neocatechumenal Way in the Diocese of New York. He loved his job of saving people’s bodies from fire but loved even more the call he felt to save souls from fire.⁠

As Union Representative he fought for the safety of fellow firefighters. Frank lived his life looking for the will of God and asking the Lord to help him live it. He had experienced many times that when you live in the will of God‚ God provides.⁠

We honor you, Frank Palombo.⁠

#Repost @https://www.firehero.org/fallen-firefighter/frank-anthony-palombo/ Photo @https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-fdny-sons-honor-lost-fathers-carry-legacy-article-1.2622694⁠

#honor365 #rememberingtheone #rememberingtheonerememberingthemall #firefighter #kia #fallenhero #911 ⁠
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We are honored to have the 9/11 Exhibit on display at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum from August 4 - September 1, 2021.  Admission is free for veterans.  Bring your family and friends to see the World Trade Center replica created by Daan Van Der Steijn and to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.  #honor365 #honorvet365 #veterans #firstresponders #rememberingtheone #rememberingthemall #osustrive #redroof #September11 #neverforget

We are honored to have the 9/11 Exhibit on display at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum from August 4 - September 1, 2021. Admission is free for veterans. Bring your family and friends to see the World Trade Center replica created by Daan Van Der Steijn and to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. #honor365 #honorvet365 #veterans #firstresponders #rememberingtheone #rememberingthemall #osustrive #redroof #September11 #neverforget ...

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The world lost many treasures on September 11th and I mourn the loss of my own gem‚ my husband Fred. Fred’s 32-year career with the NYC Fire Department brought him to many corners of New York and on the morning of September 11th he was just finishing his 24-hour tour as a Battalion Chief in East Harlem. When the alarm came in‚ he rushed to the scene along with the chief who was relieving him. Like so many others that day‚ he was not obligated to respond to the alarm but he did so out of sense of duty and the simple fact that he knew his help and expertise would be needed.⁠
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But he was so much more than just a fireman who was lost on September 11th. As an avid runner‚ skier‚ and golfer‚ he inspired our 3 daughters to reach their highest goals and set them higher once again. A talented painter and sculptor‚ our home and yard are decorated with many of his pieces‚ including a giant insect made of metal and wood on the front lawn and a front door painted purple. A self-proclaimed ‘news junkie‚’ he read everything that he could get his hands on and could hold an intelligent conversation about any topic. Essentially‚ he had a lifelong love of learning.⁠
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He had the unique ability to make you feel like you were the only one in the room when you were talking to him and that what you were saying was the most interesting thing he’d heard all day. But he never failed to end the conversation by making you laugh.⁠
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We mourn the loss of Freddie every single day. He was a magnificent human being and a beautiful soul who will never be forgotten. Fred’s memory has been celebrated in many ways including a scholarship fund that has been established at his alma mater in the Bronx and trees that have been planted in his honor.⁠
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We honor you, Fred Scheffold.⁠
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Written by Joan Scheffold #Repost @https://www.firehero.org/fallen-firefighter/fred-c-scheffold/⁠
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#honor365 #rememberingtheone #rememberingtheonerememberingthemall #firefighter #kia #fallenhero #911 ⁠

The world lost many treasures on September 11th and I mourn the loss of my own gem‚ my husband Fred. Fred’s 32-year career with the NYC Fire Department brought him to many corners of New York and on the morning of September 11th he was just finishing his 24-hour tour as a Battalion Chief in East Harlem. When the alarm came in‚ he rushed to the scene along with the chief who was relieving him. Like so many others that day‚ he was not obligated to respond to the alarm but he did so out of sense of duty and the simple fact that he knew his help and expertise would be needed.⁠

But he was so much more than just a fireman who was lost on September 11th. As an avid runner‚ skier‚ and golfer‚ he inspired our 3 daughters to reach their highest goals and set them higher once again. A talented painter and sculptor‚ our home and yard are decorated with many of his pieces‚ including a giant insect made of metal and wood on the front lawn and a front door painted purple. A self-proclaimed ‘news junkie‚’ he read everything that he could get his hands on and could hold an intelligent conversation about any topic. Essentially‚ he had a lifelong love of learning.⁠

He had the unique ability to make you feel like you were the only one in the room when you were talking to him and that what you were saying was the most interesting thing he’d heard all day. But he never failed to end the conversation by making you laugh.⁠

We mourn the loss of Freddie every single day. He was a magnificent human being and a beautiful soul who will never be forgotten. Fred’s memory has been celebrated in many ways including a scholarship fund that has been established at his alma mater in the Bronx and trees that have been planted in his honor.⁠

We honor you, Fred Scheffold.⁠

Written by Joan Scheffold #Repost @https://www.firehero.org/fallen-firefighter/fred-c-scheffold/⁠

#honor365 #rememberingtheone #rememberingtheonerememberingthemall #firefighter #kia #fallenhero #911 ⁠
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"He had a grin on his face all the time, like he was born with it. It was as if he were grinning at himself. He was fast with a joke, even faster at motivating all those around him, and he kept everyone's spirits high, regardless of the seriousness of the situation at hand. He moved swiftly and at times seemed to float from one place to another. He seemed to have the world figured out; David's grin is deeply missed," stated friends and comrades.⁠
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David P. Lemagne, 27, of North Bergen, New Jersey, lost his life when the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were struck by planes taken over by terrorists and flown into it sides. Moments later the tallest buildings in the world would plummet to the ground in a matter of seconds, taking the life of David and thirty-seven other Port Authority Police Officers. ⁠
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He was stationed at Journal Square and had been deported to the scene when the news of the bombing came across the air. David was last seen on the concourse level of the South Tower after the first building fell. APA Sergeant stated David picked him up moments before the second tower crumbled. "I saw this light coming, and I thought I was dead, but it was David. He took me by the arm and led me out. I turned around to thank him and he was already running back inside. I have him to thank for my life."⁠
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Lemagne was a member of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He was a member of the Union City Volunteer Ambulance Corps and belonged to the Ambulance Explorers, a group that focused on emergency medical training. David began public service when he was eleven years old, always volunteering somewhere and became an EMT at the age of sixteen. David's sister stated, "on 9-11 he entered the Twin Towers as a paramedic to help people, that's just who he was."⁠
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We honor you, David LeMange.⁠
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#Repost @http://www.national-ems-memorial.org/honorees/entry/9/272/?sort=2&dir=ASC&pagenum=11  Photo @https://papba.org/fallen-officers/police-officer-david-p-lemagne/⁠
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"He had a grin on his face all the time, like he was born with it. It was as if he were grinning at himself. He was fast with a joke, even faster at motivating all those around him, and he kept everyone's spirits high, regardless of the seriousness of the situation at hand. He moved swiftly and at times seemed to float from one place to another. He seemed to have the world figured out; David's grin is deeply missed," stated friends and comrades.⁠

David P. Lemagne, 27, of North Bergen, New Jersey, lost his life when the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were struck by planes taken over by terrorists and flown into it sides. Moments later the tallest buildings in the world would plummet to the ground in a matter of seconds, taking the life of David and thirty-seven other Port Authority Police Officers. ⁠

He was stationed at Journal Square and had been deported to the scene when the news of the bombing came across the air. David was last seen on the concourse level of the South Tower after the first building fell. APA Sergeant stated David picked him up moments before the second tower crumbled. "I saw this light coming, and I thought I was dead, but it was David. He took me by the arm and led me out. I turned around to thank him and he was already running back inside. I have him to thank for my life."⁠

Lemagne was a member of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He was a member of the Union City Volunteer Ambulance Corps and belonged to the Ambulance Explorers, a group that focused on emergency medical training. David began public service when he was eleven years old, always volunteering somewhere and became an EMT at the age of sixteen. David's sister stated, "on 9-11 he entered the Twin Towers as a paramedic to help people, that's just who he was."⁠

We honor you, David LeMange.⁠

#Repost @http://www.national-ems-memorial.org/honorees/entry/9/272/?sort=2&dir=ASC&pagenum=11 Photo @https://papba.org/fallen-officers/police-officer-david-p-lemagne/⁠

#honor365 #rememberingtheone #rememberingtheonerememberingthemall #LEO #EMT #kia #fallenhero #911 ⁠
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