2011-11-02 / Features

Ferreras Honors 9/11 Victim And Corona Resident Francisco Muñoz

(L. to r.); Roberto Alberti, Muñoz’s cousin; two of Muñoz’s aunts; Muñoz’s mother Iluminada Muñoz, Councilmember
          Julissa Ferreras, Assemblymember Francisco Moya, Community Board No. 3 Chair Grace Lawrence, Community Board No. 3 District Manager Giovanna Reid.
        Photo Patricio Barrientos(L. to r.); Roberto Alberti, Muñoz’s cousin; two of Muñoz’s aunts; Muñoz’s mother Iluminada Muñoz, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras, Assemblymember Francisco Moya, Community Board No. 3 Chair Grace Lawrence, Community Board No. 3 District Manager Giovanna Reid. Photo Patricio BarrientosOn October 30, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras, joined by fellow elected officials, community leaders, members of the Munoz family, friends, and neighbors, led a street renaming ceremony at the intersection of 111th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. The intersection was being renamed “Francisco Munoz Way” in honor or Francisco Munoz who was killed during the September 11 attacks 10 years ago. Also in attendance were members of the American Brotherhood Motorcycle Club. The president of the club, John Cartier, lost his brother James in the September 11 attacks. The invocation and benediction of the ceremony were given by Father Juan Ruiz, a priest at Our Lady of Sorrows, where Muñoz attended elementary school.
 
“I am proud to be able to honor the life of Francisco Munoz whose life was cut short by the tragic events of September 11. He was taken from his family and friends too soon; while he lives in everyone’s heart, he will forever be memorialized at this intersection,” stated Ferreras.
 
Munoz, who was 29-years old, was one of 358 employees of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. that was killed during the attacks on the World Trade Center. A memorial stands across from the Avenue of the Americas headquarters of Marsh & McLennan.


 

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