The Westchester County 9/11 Related Illnesses Memorial Committee is soliciting names of those who have died of 9/11 related illness for the 9/11 Related Illnesses Memorial at Kensico Dam.

County Executive George Latimer said: “It is imperative that the lives we lost due to 9/11 related illnesses are not forgotten – not ever.  The loss the families have suffered will never be filled, and we are here to stand with them, we are here to grieve with them and we are here to remember with them - always.”

If you know someone who was a 9/11 First Responder (Ground Zero, Pentagon or Shanksville, PA), worked or resided in Westchester County, and passed away as result of a 9/11 related illnesses please contact Co-Chair of the Westchester County 9/11 Related Illnesses Memorial Committee Matt McCauley at or (914) 343-5251.

Just last year, Westchester County was among the first governments to unveil a new 9/11 Related Illnesses Memorial. The Memorial is designed to complement the stonework of the Dam, and surround The Rising as an eternal watch. This memorial is the culmination of a promise this County government made to the families and loved ones of these true Westchester heroes. 

McCauley is a retired NYPD officer and paramedic, who worked as a first responder on 9/11 at Ground Zero said: “County Executive George Latimer has been a longtime supporter of first responders and the 9/11 community throughout his entire career. It is great to see that he understands the importance of having a memorial. In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks our first responders were present at Ground Zero. Now as many of them are becoming sick and dying, it is important for our County to recognize the sacrifice. Thank you County Executive Latimer for showing that Westchester County will never forget.”