The Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence
The “Remembering 9/11” project is the brainchild of Dr. Benjamin Luft, director of the Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence. “Remembering 9/11” is a natural outgrowth of years of caring for WTC responders. Patients at our clinic often share their personal accounts of 9/11 with us, and these stories inspired the development of this project. “Remembering 9/11” documents information that the medical charts leave out, the humanity beyond the statistics.
The ‘Remembering 9/11’ project has produced some valuable primary sources that can be used as instructional materials to communicate and educate the general public about the courageous and selfless actions of thousands of responders---construction workers, ironworkers, police officers, emergency services personnel, firefighters-- to name a few, who spent countless hours at the WTC sites aiding in the rescue, recovery, and clean-up process.
Understanding 9/11 through Research