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Jon Stewart Announces Addition to 9/11 Memorial for First Responders

Jon Stewart Announces Addition to 9/11 Memorial for First Responders
Former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart announced that the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center will be modified to honor first responders and recovery workers who have died from illnesses related to their efforts at the site of the 2001 terror attacks. (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Bob Woodruff Foundation)

By    |   Wednesday, 30 May 2018 01:25 PM

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center will be modified to honor first responders and recovery workers who have died from illnesses related to their efforts at the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks in New York City, The Hill reported.

"It will also recognize the tremendous capacity of the human spirit, as exemplified during the rescue, recovery, and relief efforts following the 9/11 attacks," wrote comedian and former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart along with the museum’s CEO, Alice Greenwald.

Estimates say more than 400,000 people were exposed to contaminants during rescue and recovery efforts, Greenwald and Stewart wrote.

"The 9/11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center is determined to build greater awareness about this unabating health crisis," Greenwald and Stewart wrote in The New York Daily News.

Six large stone elements will be set up on a new pathway on the existing plaza’s southwest side. "The stones are worn and broken, but not beaten; they appear to jut up and out of the plaza as if violently displaced, and convey strength and resistance," said Michael Arad, who designed the addition and was one of the designers of the 9/11 Memorial.

Stewart and Greenwald announced the expansion of a capital fundraising project to fund the building of the expansion. They said that those who suffer from the effects "confront a very present 9/11 reality."

"A new generation — already in high school — was not yet born when the tragic events of 9/11 took place. Yet, their world continues to be shaped by the attacks and their aftermath. There is no better example of the ongoing impacts of that terrible day than the national health crisis affecting those who are sick or dying," Stewart and Greenwald wrote.

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The 9/11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center will be modified to honor first responders and recovery workers who have died from illnesses related to their efforts at the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks in New York City, The Hill reported.
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