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DHS' Rick Rescorla Resiliency Award Presented at Joplin 2-year Tornado Anniversary

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Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2013 -- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano presents the Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience to Jane Cage and the citizens of Joplin at the community's 2-year tornado anniversary ceremony. Cage heads the Joplin Area Citizens Advisory Recovery Team, a citizen-based group that was begun with the help of FEMA after the city was devastated by an EF 5 tornado in May 2011 to help guide the community's long-term recovery. Rescorla died on 9/11 after helping to save scores of Morgan Stanley employees from one of the World Trade Center towers.  This is the first national presentation of the DHS award in his honor. Seated in the background from left:  Joplin Fire Chief Mitch Randles and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.  Barb Sturner/FEMA.
Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2013 -- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano presents the Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience to Jane Cage and the citizens of Joplin at the community's 2-year tornado anniversary ceremony. Cage heads the Joplin Area Citizens Advisory Recovery Team, a citizen-based group that was begun with the help of FEMA after the city was devastated by an EF 5 tornado in May 2011 to help guide the community's long-term recovery. Rescorla died on 9/11 after helping to save scores of Morgan Stanley employees from one of the World Trade Center towers. This is the first national presentation of the DHS award in his honor. Seated in the background from left: Joplin Fire Chief Mitch Randles and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. Barb Sturner/FEMA. - Location: Joplin, MO
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