Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that New York State will be building a monument to 9/11 first responders in New York City.
The monument "will rightly serve as an eternal reminder of the courage, sacrifice and bravery demonstrated by our first responders and survivors in the aftermath of 9/11, and ensure that their legacy will never be forgotten," Governor Cuomo said in a press release.
The announcement comes after Representatives Jerry Nadler, Carolyn Maloney and Peter King sent a letter asking for support for the memorial from Governors Cuomo and Christie, and in the wake of a report explaining the health issues first responders are still dealing with today.
Cuomo's announcement doesn't mention where the monument will go or what it will look like, only that the state will be building it and is accepting design proposals for it. The letter from the congressional representatives suggested the memorial didn't need to be "grand or expensive" but should be built near the 9/11 Memorial. And, since this kind of thing has to be said these days, please do not bring a sex doll to the memorial once it's built.
Elsewhere in Cuomo news today, the governor and Kevin James visited Rescue Firehouse 1, which lost almost half of its members on September 11th.