It honors 41 people who have died from illnesses related to recovery work at Ground Zero.READ MORE: Tunnel to Towers Weekend Kicks Off With Lynyrd Skynyrd Concert At Liberty Park 20 Years After: The Transformation Of Ground Zero
Richard Grace, of Harrison, owned a construction company and spent 15 hours a day at Ground Zero for four months. That led to lung cancer and his death in 2017.
“I’m very proud and so honored that he is being recognized because he was there for so long and tried so hard to do his best. And he did,” his widow, Barbara Grace, said.MORE NEWS: Remembering 9/11: Live Reading Of Names Returns To Lower Manhattan Ceremony Honoring Victims Of Terror Attacks 20 Years Ago
Because so many who worked at Ground Zero are ill, there is room on the memorial for additional names.