16 Sobering Numbers That Remind Us To Honor The Sacrifice Of 9/11 Responders

September 11, 2014 11:33 AM

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16 Sobering Numbers That Remind Us To Honor The Sacrifice Of 9/11 Responders

Thirteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, some first responders and rescue workers are still waiting to receive proper care and compensation. From increased rates of cancer and other diseases to a continued failure by lawmakers to pass clear legislation to manage benefits, their burden has mounted with time, as new studies detail the toxic environments they rushed into.

As Americans move forward and look back this Sept. 11, let's remember the sacrifice of those who put their lives on the line that day.

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