It honors 41 people who have died from illnesses related to recovery work at Ground Zero.READ MORE: Tri-State Area Police Departments Travel To Harlem In Tribute To Fallen NYPD Officer Jason RiveraNYPD: Wounded Officer Wilbert Mora Being Transferred To NYU Langone Medical Center, Still In Critical Condition
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: Police: 62-Year-Old Pushed Onto Subway Tracks In Lower Manhattan
Because so many who worked at Ground Zero are ill, there is room on the memorial for additional names.