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Team Up to Honor 9/11 Families

Rumble on the Ramp: for Our Fallen Angels

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Ronkonkoma, NY (8/11/11) - As the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2020 approaches, the Town of Islip at Long Island MacArthur Airport is teaming up with the Town of Babylon to raise funds to honor 9/11 victims through a unique tournament, “Rumble on the Ramp: For Our Fallen Angels” to take place at the airport.  Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan, Babylon Councilwoman Ellen McVeety, and Commissioner of Aviation Teresa Rizzuto joined airport employee Jennie Nedell, whose father Laurence Nedell died on September 11, 2001, and other 9/11 families at a press conference to announce details of the tournament.  Funds raised during the event will be used for enhancements and up-keep of the Town of Babylon’s September 11 Hometown Memorial located at Cedar Beach, which bears the names of 9/11 victims, including Laurence Nedell. 

According to Supervisor Nolan, “The attacks of September 11 touched countless people and Long Island communities lost many loved ones.  The Town of Islip is very proud and honored to support this unique event founded by our own Jennie Nedell to honor her dad and all those who died.” Nolan also pointed out that “small town memorials are important because just like the new construction rising on the site of Ground Zero, they symbolize our connection to those who died and our commitment to never forget, and they offer a place to gather, grieve and heal.”

Babylon Supervisor Steve Bellone said, “I thank Jennie Nedell for bringing together the towns of Babylon and Islip to raise funds to honor those who lost their lives on that horrific day.  I am proud to stand with Supervisor Nolan and Commissioner Rizzuto in sponsoring this important event as we commemorate the 10th anniversary of that day.”

Babylon Councilwoman Ellen McVeety, Chair of the Babylon September 11 Memorial Committee said, “I’d like to extend my thanks to Jennie Nedell for once again putting together an amazing event to benefit the Town’s memorial and also thank Supervisor Nolan and Commissioner Rizzuto for providing such wonderful accommodations for this year’s event.”  The Town of Babylon lost 48 community members on September 11 and the Town of Islip lost 83 community members.  According to McVeety, “We aimed to create a tranquil memorial where neighbors, family and friends could visit to remember those lost.”

The Rumble on the Ramp for Our Fallen Angels will be held on September 10, 2020 starting at 5 p.m. The “fight card” features more than 30 amateur fighters in more than an dozen bouts.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, to obtain tickets or become a sponsor, contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

According to Commissioner of Aviation Teresa Rizzuto, “This event is near and dear to the hearts of those of us at MacArthur Airport who know first hand the deep impact September 11 has made on our country because we live it every day as we strive to provide security for the traveling public.  We are deeply honored to help our colleague Jennie remember all those who died that terrible day.”