Monument to be built for 9/11 first responders

Posted at 1:54 PM, Sep 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-11 13:55:22-04

Governor Cuomo is asking for design proposals for a new monument in New York City honoring the first responders who took action on September 11, 2001.

Cuomo will issue a Request for Proposals to select the design and location of the monument, which will pay tribute to the heroes that lost their lives, as well as the survivors who continue to suffer from health issues related to the aftermath of the attack.

"Fifteen years ago, New York's first responders, rushed into two towers engulfed in flames to save the lives of others without hesitation and then remained there for months to rebuild Lower Manhattan with downtown residents and workers," said Governor Cuomo. "Their selflessness and bravery embodies the spirit of America and should never be forgotten. This monuments will rightly serve as an eternal reminder of the courage, sacrifice and bravery demonstrated by our first responders and survivors in the aftermath of 9/11, and ensure that their legacy will never be forgotten."