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9/11 Memorial Staffer Continues to Serve

(Archive photo by Jin Lee) (Archive photo by Jin Lee)

Ricardo Benejam has found a way to continue serving his country and fellow veterans, after completing two stints in Afghanistan.

A native New Yorker, Benejam works at the 9/11 Memorial in visitor services, where he tells the story of September 11, 2001. Having served in Afghanistan for 15 months on two deployments, he especially enjoys the moments when he interacts with other vets, according to

"You meet a veteran, and it's almost like seeing a brother or sister," Benejam said. "A lot of us have deployed (as a result of) what happened on 9/11."

-Anthony Guido, Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial