Skip to comments.Blood Stored Here Helps Bury 9/11 Firefighter in New York (MN)
Posted on 06/17/2016 9:30:15 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
Nearly 15 years after 9/11, New York firefighter and Battalion Chief Larry Stack is slowly but surely moving toward his final resting place.
Stack and 342 other firefighters died trying to save lives at the World Trade Center that were destroyed in the September 11th, 2001 attacks.
Stacks' remains like many others were never found or identified. So his family didn't hold a funeral for him. They were hoping his remains would be found. Plus, the Catholic Church requires physical remains be present in church for a funeral.
After 15 agonizing years Stacks' family remembered he had gone into the New York Blood Center of Be the Match. He went there to donate blood in a blood drive for a child with cancer. That vile of blood and millions of others are stored here at the depository in New Brighton.
"The family was in contact with the New York blood center and they were in contact with us. There were quite a few conversations that had gone on to make sure that we still had the sample available," said Daniel Johnson with Be the Match.
Johnson says, they still had the sample. And last week she says, they shipped it to the family.
"It's really touching to hear something like that. That we really have a hand in helping bring some closure to the family," she said.
Friday morning Battalion Chief Larry Stack was laid to rest.
Thank you, hoosiermama.
And thanks for being my FRiend.
A sad reminder of an event that our government/media has swept under the rug because we can’t offend a certain very rich minority.
Tears. God bless the family.
Beautiful tribute. Tears flowing.
A man who can spell. A rarity in the modern world. Disqualifies you from being a journalist, though. Funny that the guy who gets paid to write for a living doesn’t know the difference, isn’t it?
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