The FBI joins the nation in remembering and honoring the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks.
9/11 Victim’s Sister Recalls ‘Very Reverent Moment’
Eighteen years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, the sister of a victim recalls her interaction with the FBI in the wake of her brother’s death on United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. While working at the crash site in Shanksville, FBI personnel discovered Richard Guadagno’s federal workplace ID badge, film, and other important mementos. These items were painstakingly recovered and respectfully returned to the Guadagno family.
“When the FBI came with them, it was a very reverent moment,” Lori Guadagno said. “They just brought heart in something that just hurt so much, and I will never forget that, and it will matter to me the rest of my life.”
FBI Continues to Encourage 9/11 Responders to Register for Health Benefits
The FBI and thousands of other law enforcement partners responded to the 9/11 attacks 18 years ago today. They remained there for months afterward processing the largest crime scene in FBI history. Some have since fallen ill or died as a result of their work at the attack sites.
“We are only now beginning to understand and witness the long-term effects of that work and the full extent of the sacrifices all of our first responders made,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said last year at a public forum on 9/11 health benefits.
Compensation and other benefits are available to these first responders. The FBI is encouraging all responders to the 9/11 attack sites to register for these benefits, whether or not they are currently ill.