July 15, 2019

Mourners gather for 9/11 first responder funeral

Mourners gather for 9/11 first responder funeral

A 9/11 first responder is laid to rest in New York.

Luis Alvarez, a 9/11 first responder who recently died of colorectal cancer, will be laid to rest in New York. Alvarez was a New York Police Department detective who saved victims from the rubble in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2016 and died on Saturday at the age of 53. In June, Alvarez testified in front of Congress along with Jon Stewart to lobby for health insurance for 9/11 first responders.

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  1. GramaJ Catherder

    Maybe these people will quit voting to put McConnell and the GOP back in office. The GOP only cares about themselves not people who serviced our country. And then there's trumpy who never served at all 6 times due to bonespurs (someone elses xrays) and also because, well vietnam is so far away as he said.

  2. Amelia Duvall-Douglas

    Thank you for your services on that horrid day and so many others when you saved babies, pets and adults from burning buildings and businesses. Rest in paradise and know you are respected and missed. To you I hold my hat over my heart with a bowed head. To your family and friends I send prayers, love and peace.😪❤

  3. Mr. Sigh

    He spoke right before Jon Stewart during the hearing last month in DC and got standing ovation. He made the trip right before his 69th chemo. He did it for others, not himself. Just found out that he never had the last chemo because his liver completely shut down. He was sent to hospice. His last wish was to see the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill pass in Senate which they are still working on… https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-edit-wtc-vcf-20190630-qkjmlg4ylvdz5maezmyu7r56be-story.html

  4. Joann P

    Thank you for response to all who needed you that awfull day,and for your concern for all the other brave responders, who are now battling illnesses because of all the toxins in the air,you will not be forgotten, sending prayers to your loved ones, you were a true hero to so many of us.❤

  5. John Smith

    This isn't a nation anymore. We have open borders and mass immigration. social cohesion has collapsed. You don't care about securing our borders so I don't owe you anything because we are not a nation anymore. You have to be of a people to be a real nation. We aren't. You're just lying if you say we are. Its just words. You know we aren't a nation.

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