Covid-19 and the tragedy of September 11th
share a common thread:
the awful loss of our loved ones!
The attacks on the World Trade Center still take the lives of those who responded, removing
the smashed remains of the Towers while searching for those consumed by the fi res within.
Nearly 3,000 of our citizens died within the Twin Towers, but thousands were saved by First
Responders who performed their heroic duty. The awful losses sustained by the FDNY, NYPD
and PAPD were devastating.
The virus has taken over 170,000 of our loved ones, family members, neighbors and friends.
Our lives have been twisted fearing everyone. Work, socialization, contact with another human
have all become memories...locked in, hurting in so many ways, while praying for a vaccine.
St. Michael’s refused to forget the First Responders and those who responded to the tragedy.
St. Michael’s is proud to have created, with the support of the community, monuments to all
First Responders and a Wall of Remembrance of those who died as a result of working on “The
St. Michael’s Cemetery was a resource to the citizens of New York during the Covid crisis
of March and April. Our Staff aided families who suddenly sustained the death of loved ones
to the unseen heinous virus that continues to seek victims. We stood with families during the
worst of the onslaught and will, as we did during the Spanish Flu of 100 hundred years ago,
be here for all who need us.
St. Michael’s honors the lives of those entrusted to us. We refuse to be a warehouse
for the past, but rather a resource to the memories of those who live within our
hearts. We share in knowing that those who live in our hearts will live
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forever. We shall never forget!