September 11th Day of Remembrance Statement by Dr. John Howard – 2019

September 11th Day of Remembrance Statement by Dr. John Howard – 2019


This is Dr. John Howard, Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program. The passage of time does not make the
memories of 18 years ago any less vivid. As I take a moment on this National Day
of Service and Remembrance to reflect on the events of September 11th, 2001, and the tragic loss of life on that day, I am also thinking of those people we are
still losing to 9/11’s aftermath. The exposures at the World Trade Center in New York City, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and at the
Shanksville, Pennsylvania, site have caused a wide variety of health
conditions. Congress established the World Trade Center Health Program to provide high quality medical care and monitoring to eligible 9/11 responders
and survivors through 2090. The Program works diligently and respectfully to ensure that the right resources are in place to meet this important mission, as time cannot heal the wounds of 9/11 alone. Please join me in remembering
those that we have lost and those that still need our help. We will not forget. [World Trade Center Health Program logo]


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