9/11’s lasting impact

Sept. 11, 2001 is a day that will never be forgotten, and a day when many people around the country lost loved ones.


On that day, Sean Cullen, a fireman from Brooklyn, lost his brother Tommy Cullen, who went into one of the crumbling twin towers to save the lives of others. Now, Cullen helps raise money for the Tommy Cullen Foundation, a charity which raises money for the New York City Fire Department Bravest football team, as well as other public charities.


“It’s nice to give back, my brother would have liked that,” Cullen said.


Renewing U Medical, a clinic in West Palm Beach, sponsored a charity event on Tuesday night at E.R. Bradley’s Saloon to give back to friends and family who were impacted by 9/11.


“Renewing U Medical actually helps us [firefighters] a lot," Cullen said. "They give us PRP shots, stem cells, basically anything we need."


ESPN West Palm Sports Broadcaster Evan Cohen, who emceed the fundraiser that night, reminded people why it is important to remember 9/11 17 years later.


“It reminds us of the days that followed and the kindness and compassion we had for each other as Americans. So this is an event for an important cause because that should remind folks of who the hero's truly are,” Cohen said.


The night carried on as West Palm Beach honored loved ones lost and the citizens who sacrificed their lives for their country.


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