Rebels With a Cause
Group Seeks to Ensure Rank and Title Appear with Names of 9/11 Responders
Mayor Bloomberg, along with the 9/11 Memorial Planning Board, have long proposed that the Ranks and Titles of First Responders be stripped from the Memorial, and that they not be grouped separately as FDNY or PAPD or NYPD, etc. Rather, they would have the Rank-less and Title-less First Responder names be mixed amongst those of all of the deceased, so as not to “single them out” for extraordinary notice.
After much pushback from the families, the Planning Board has agreed to allow the First Responders to be grouped together, yet still refuses to budge on the issue of Ranks and Titles for these heroes of 9/11.
The group ”911 Rank-Title Matter For All” seeks to bring pressure to bear and to rectify this callous disregard for the duly earned Ranks and Titles of these brave and beloved First Responders.
We will be posting more information in the days to come about what you can do to support the group ”911 Rank-Title Matter For All.” We hope that you will help in any way you can. In the meantime, you can read more about this issue here and here.