Today’s Honoree is Maureen Santora

Maureen is a sought-after advocate for families whose loved ones died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center. Among her many activities, she serves as a docent at the Tribute Center and on the advisory-committee board for the September 11 Education Trust. Maureen retired from NYC public schools after 27 years with two Teacher of the Year awards.

Fighting for justice

Maureen and Al continue to fight for justice for 9/11 victims and their families as a way to speak for their son, “who was very opinionated and vocal about injustices,” Maureen said. She is most vocal about the proposed Memorial, the proposed mosque and the trials at Guantanamo Bay.

Maureen has authored two children’s books that will be republished for the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

>  The Day the Towers Fell tells about Sept. 11, 2001, events so children can understand

>  My Son Christopher is about his youth and his parents’ love for him, no matter what.

Maureen’s son, Christopher, was the youngest firefighter to die in the 9/11 tragedy. Being fueled by her fierce love for her son, Maureen chose to turn her  tragedy into triumph, and to honor her son and the rest of the 9/11 victims  by setting up several scholarship funds. She is the author of several  children’s books on the subject, helping kids deal with the horror of what  happened that day. Maureen is a retired, award winning teacher, and is now  promoting B.E. B.R.A.V.E. an anti-bullying movement she founded.

The  exceptional thing about Maureen, is that she does it for the benefit of others, with no regard to personal gain. Most of all she does it for her  son Christopher.

Visit Maureen Santora for more information

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