St. Joseph’s College’s Charlie Gambino ’18 was named vice president of the 9/11 Responders Remembered Park in Nesconset, N.Y., in January 2016.
The transfer student, a native of Lake Ronkonkoma, said he is determined to make sure current and future generations never forget the heroic actions of the brave men and women who risked their lives for our nation’s safety in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Pennsylvania.
The attacks took the lives of 3,000 people on Sept. 11. But hundreds of emergency responders have died from 9/11 related illnesses in the 15 years since the attacks. Thousands continue to suffer daily with 9/11 related illnesses.
The 9/11 Responders Remembered Park is the first of its kind, honoring the names of those who passed away after Sept. 11 due to a related illness.
(This article of mine originally appeared on the St. Joseph’s College news website OnCampus on Feb. 2, 2017.)