Listen: 9/11 first responders join death toll from attack
"Remembering nine eleven now, special coverage WCBS. It's been seventeen years is the terror attacks of September eleventh two thousand one victims of the deadliest terror attacks US soil will be remembered today here in Manhattan at the nine eleven memorial. And that's where we find our Sean Adams this morning, Sean, I can tell you there's a veil of fog, it's clinging to the air over reflecting absence. The waterfalls that Mark the footprints of the twin towers it is a gray morning except for the colorful bouquets of flowers left next to names around the perimeter of the false the memorial service every year, it does not conjure up the horror of the attacks seventeen years ago. What it does? Is it focuses on remembering nearly three thousand innocent people each name is red so delicately. Joe Quinn comes every year. And he says he'll continue to come. And he does so to honor his brother Jimmy, he was just twenty three years old and he worked for canter FitzGerald. We're humans. We always feel certain things particularly around anniversary since nine eleven but. How can you use that and put it in a positive way? And that's what a lot of people. Do they perform acts of kindness and charity that's how they choose to honor their loved ones. Sadly, the story of September. Eleventh is still being written thousands of first responders who are becoming sick. Now developing cancers from the exposure to toxic World Trade Center dust, even non responders people who lived and worked in lower Manhattan. People are getting sick. So seventeen years later. The death toll continues to rise"