Last Known Living 9/11 Rescue Dog Treated to Touching Sweet 16 Celebration

'My Sister Was a Fighter': Brother of Iconic 9/11 'Dust Lady' Speaks Out After Her Death from Stomach Cancer

The family of Marcy Borders, a 9/11 survivor who became known as the “dust lady” after she was photographed covered in ash following the attack on the World Trade Center, says his sister was a “fighter” following her death from stomach cancer on Tuesday at age 42.

“All I have to say is my sister was a fighter, a survivor, and a great person,” Michael Borders tells PEOPLE from his family home in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Woman Covered in Dust in Iconic 9/11 Photo Dies from Stomach Cancer

Marcy Borders, a 9/11 survivor who became known as the “dust lady” after she was photographed covered in ash following the destruction of the World Trade Center, has died following a yearlong battle with stomach cancer. She was 42.

The New York Daily News reports that the New Jersey native was a mother of two.

Homina, Homina – Retired 9/11 Firefighter Wins $5 Million Scratch-Off Lottery Prize

A 9/11 first responder just got 5 million reasons to smile.

Carmelo Mercado, a retired New York City firefighter who rushed toward the collapsing World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, won $5 million from a scratch-off ticket he purchased in Queens, New York, the New York Lottery confirmed on its website.

National 9/11 Flag Returns Home After Touching Lives in 50 States

After being unearthed from the rubble of the World Trade Center, lovingly repaired by veterans and tornado survivors and visiting all 50 states, the National 9/11 flag has finally made it home.

The flag’s arrival this week at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City marks the end of a 14-year journey.

World Trade Center Opens for Business 13 Years After 9/11

Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business – marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation.

Condé Nast will start moving Monday into 1 World Trade Center, a 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper that dominates the Manhattan skyline. The publishing giant becomes the first commercial tenant in America’s tallest building.

Wedding Photo Found in 9/11 Rubble to Be Returned to Owner After 13 Years

A peeling and cracked wedding photo plucked from the World Trade Center debris in the heartbreaking days following 9/11 has finally found its rightful owner – thanks to social media and one selfless professor who never gave up hope.

Meet Bretagne, the Last-Known Surviving Ground Zero Search Dog

At Ground Zero in 2001, Bretagne was a specially trained 2-year-old golden retriever who had a sixth sense about who needed her most.

Thirteen years later, that sixth sense is as strong as ever.

The Texas-based canine, now 15, is believed to be the only surviving search dog who worked at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 terrorist attacks – and her mission to help others continues.

The True Story of the Tree That Survived 9/11 (VIDEO)

The last living thing to leave Ground Zero was a pear tree.

A Callery pear tree, specifically. The tree was discovered in the rubble of the World Trade Center after 9/11, and though it was heavily damaged, it’s since been nursed back to health in the Bronx and is being returned to the National 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan.

This is its story.

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