Remembering 497 LIers who died on 9/11

Nearly 500 Long Islanders were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. These are the stories of those who were lost.

Newsday's Sept. 11 covers going back to the attacks

See Newsday's extra edition cover from Sept. 11, 2001, its covers from the days immediately after the terrorist attacks, and related front pages and stories through the 19th anniversary of 9/11. They are in chronological order.

Latest 9/11 headlines

See Newsday's latest news and stories related to 9/11.

'Still room for a lot more names': LI remembers 9/11 and those suffering today

At ceremonies across Long Island, thousands gathered to keep memories alive and pay tribute to first responders who face debilitating 9/11-related illnesses today.

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Those lost on 9/11 remembered 21 years later by the next generation 

Jimmy Riches, named after his FDNY firefighter uncle, said he wasn't born when Riches died on 9/11 but feels his presence. "You are always in my heart," the boy said at the lower Manhattan ceremony Sunday, "and I know that you are watching me."

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Report: Unidentified remains of 9/11 victims may never be identified

"Regardless of the DNA testing we do, we will never [identify] all of the victims," OCME forensic anthropologist Bradley Adams told Newsday.

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Call to 'never forget' tested as 9/11 recedes into history

"The idea of 'we will never forget' is simply an impossibility as memory fades — or memory never forms — of an event, because the next generation comes along," said a history professor.

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Families of 9/11 victims find solace at Tobay Beach

Life seemed to just be beginning for Massapequa Park resident Melissa Pascuma-Gangi 13 years ago....

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FDNY firefighter runs 34.3 miles in tribute to comrades lost on 9/11

On Sunday morning, the 21st anniversary, FDNY Firefighter Etan Blatt is running 34.3 miles — from Long Beach to the Ground Zero site — to help memorialize his slain colleagues raise money for the families and firehouses of firefighters who die in the line of duty.

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'9/11 is not part of their lived experience:' School memorials help teach students about tragic day

Campus memorials on Long Island to victims of the 9/11 attacks serve to help children and teenagers not alive at the time gain a deeper appreciation of that day 21 years ago and changes to their day-to-day lives that continue in 2022.

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21 years later, advocates keep telling stories of 9/11 victims, responders, families

Dozens of events will be held across Nassau and Suffolk and in New York City during the next week to honor the thousands of people killed at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 11, 2001. 

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Classic images of the Twin Towers

The World Trade Center officially opened on April 4, 1973. Here are photographs of the lower Manhattan buildings prior to the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001.