The New York Life Foundation is once again sponsoring this year's "Anniversary in the Schools” webinar, commemorating the 18th Anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th. The program, to be broadcast from inside the The National September 11 Memorial Museum, connects participants with museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration. Participating teachers and students will be introduced to exhibitions within the museum, hear personal stories about the attacks from first responders and survivors, and have the opportunity to ask questions through a live chat with museum staff.

This year's featured speakers at the event include:

  • Sofia Lachapelle*, a TV reporter who covered the World Trade Center attack live for Univision.
  • Col. Mark Lewis, an Army officer who was inside the Pentagon and helped direct evacuees and search for survivors.
  • Kathy Dillaber, a Pentagon survivor and 9/11 family member whose sister, Patricia Mickley, was killed in the attack.
  • Jeff Johnson, a member of FDNY Engine 74 who helped evacuate survivors from the World Trade Center.
  • Frank Razzano, a D.C.-based lawyer who successfully evacuated the World Trade Center with the assistance of FDNY firefighter Jeff Johnson.

You can view the webinar here.

Read more about the event here.

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* Sofia Lachappelle's story will be presented in English and Spanish.


Media contact
Lacey Siegel
New York Life Insurance Company
(212) 576-7937

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