Rob Romano Sep 11, 2017, 12:51 pmSep 11, 2017, 12:55 pm

Keeping the legacy alive: Jersey City 9/11 blood drive helping hurricane victims

NJ residents who came to donate blood say they are remembering all those who lost their lives 16 years ago

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Some New Jersey residents are using this year’s September 11 anniversary to keep the legacies of loved ones alive and one family is encouraging people to roll up their sleeves in an act of service.

Battalion Chief Rich Gorman of the Jersey City Fire Department is remembering 9/11 as are many at a blood drive inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel. And just like the morning of 9/11, Monday morning's weather was beautiful with a sunny day over the New York skyline.

Despite the consistent pain of every 9/11 anniversary, those donating blood are not only remembering those who died, but they are completing an act of service by sending help to places that need it most — the areas hardest hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Though the suffering is great across the country and still festering in the hearts of all who experienced 9/11 firsthand, the service inside the hotel rooms shows that the resilience is always greater.

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