Salman Hamdani, 23, of Bayside, was a police cadet and paramedic who went to the scene to volunteer on 9/11. His remains were found under the north tower.
In March, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) honored Salman Hamdani at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Muslim radicalization as he spoke of how the NYPD cadet "bravely sacrificed his life." For his mother, Talat Hamdani, a substitute high school English teacher who lives in Lake Grove, the moment brought peace. "Finally his sacrifice was acknowledged - and in the U.S. Congress," she said. (More)