9/11 first responders who became ill should be on memorial, lawmakers say

NEW YORK -- The museum planned for the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York should include a memorial to workers who died after becoming ill during recovery and cleanup, two state lawmakers said.

Assemblyman Michael Gianaris and Senator Martin Golden said Sunday they would introduce legislation to ensure those workers are recognized.

"We want to tell the story of the 9/11 workers who rushed here to help put the city back on its feet, who got sick because they did that, and now unfortunately many of them have died," Gianaris said at a news conference attended by ailing first responders and family members.

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