Posted by Eddie Bejarano on September 16, 2015 in Blog

The story of Mohamed Salman Hamdani, a 23-year-old NYPD cadet and 9/11 first responder who lost his life at the World Trade Center, is well known to many in our community. To this day, Hamdani, a first generation American Muslim from Pakistan, is not listed at the 9/11 memorial honoring first responders, despite making the ultimate sacrifice in service of his fellow citizens.

Salman Hamdani deserves to be recognized among the other 9/11 first responders who valiantly ran towards disaster. Hamdani epitomized what it means to be a hero – and he should be recognized alongside and in equal measure with all the other brave Americans who lost their lives because of the terror attacks on 9/11.

The Arab American Institute is honored to co-sign a letter in support of Talat Hamdani, who for 14 years has lobbied the City to appropriately honor her son as an NYPD cadet who died in service on September 11, 2001. To view the full letter, please click here