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Wednesday, November 28, 2001 4:36 PM
Comment Letter on September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001
Mr. Kenneth L. Zwick
Office of Management Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
Main Building, Room 3140
950 Pennsylvania NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Zwick:
It is with great difficulty that I am writing this letter, however, my son was one of the victims killed at the World Trade Center-North Tower on the 11th of Septemeber 2001. My son, was unmarried, and as his parents we have faced numerous obstacles in obtaining assistance. We have had expenses which after three months have not been addressed. We are not eligible for Social Security payments, New York Workman's Compensation Payments, as well as the numerous charitable organizations, e.g. Red Cross, United Fund, etc. I fully understand and am sympathetic to the wives and children of other victims, but what about the parents of unmarried victims?
I appeal that we do not become the fogotten victims. The airlines, security firms as well as many others have been granted "protection" from legal actions. I hope that this protection wont be at my son's expense. was scheduled to be married on October 20th, we have lost the potentional for grandchildren of future years of happiness and if the future required, financial assistance and support. September 11th effectively changed our lives forever. I sincerely hope that we are not forgotten.