Skip to comments.11 September 2001 ----“In memory”—
Posted on 09/11/2005 9:36:39 AM PDT by anonymoussierra
Got some hotlinking issues with Tripod.
But still, salute to the heroes.
FReepers will NEVER forget...
As always.....we Thank You.......God Bless You...
Seems you got a little carried away with your own commercial message there Mr. Tripod. That's considered "bad taste" in these parts. Rembrance of a tragedy is not an excuse for running your personal commercial advertisement in the United States. It's considered as the crudest form of cheap commercialism imaginable and extremely offensive to the memory of those whose lives were snuffed out.
A memorial service to mark the 11 September 2001 attacks on the USA has been taking place at the former site of New York's World Trade Center.
Names of the 2,749 victims of the Twin Towers attack were read out by their brothers and sisters.
The ceremony paused for a minute's silence at 0846 (1246 GMT) when the first plane hit the north tower.
In New Orleans, New York police helping with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are holding their own ceremony.
'Spirit of 9/11'
After a memorial service held in the disaster zone, the officers - all volunteers - will return to patrolling the French Quarter and other districts of New Orleans.
President George W Bush has urged Americans to remember the spirit of 9/11 and pull together after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina.
On Sunday, the president stood in silence on the lawn of the White House with his wife Laura, Vice-President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne at 0846 GMT during a simple ceremony held on each anniversary of the attack.
"Today, again, we are a city that meets in sadness," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at the start of the ceremony in New York under brilliant blue skies reminiscent of the day of the attacks.
The Brooklyn Youth Chorus sang the Star Spangled Banner at the start of the ceremony.
Siblings then started reading out the list of those who died in the attacks, beginning with Gordon M Aamoth Jr, an investment bank employee.
Among those making their respects were Cynthia, John, Jane and Neil Olson, who lost their 31-year-old firefighter brother, Jeffrey James Olson.
"We feel that our family died that day," said their mother, Carol Olson of Staten Island. "He's always missing - on every birthday and every holiday."
Many of the relatives were overcome with emotion as they read out the names of the dead.
"You're still our hero, please keep watching over us," Elizabeth Ahearn said about her brother, fire lieutenant Brian Ahearn.
"Donald, there's not a day that goes by that we don't think about you," Suzanne Gavagan Mascitis said through tears to her brother, Donald Richard Gavagan Jr, a 35-year-old bond trading firm worker.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice dedicated a poem to those who perished four years ago.
Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was mayor at the time of the attack, praised the efforts of the emergency services who died trying to evacuate the buildings.
The reading of the names of the 11 September victims was interrupted three more times to mark the south tower attack, and the collapse of both towers.
At sunset, two shafts of light representing the twin towers will be beamed into the night sky from lower Manhattan.
Four years after the attacks, construction work is beginning at Ground Zero on the transportation hub which will one day bring thousands of visitors to the site.
The Freedom Tower, the commercial building which has been redesigned to meet concerns about its security, is due to open in 2011.
The actual memorial to the victims is meant to be completed in four years' time.
There is currently controversy about the International Freedom Center which is planned for the site.
Some families feel political discussions about the nature of freedom could detract from the memory of those who died, reports the BBC's Laura Trevelyan from New York.
Elsewhere, Pope Benedict XVI marked the anniversary by pleading for global renunciation of hatred and asking for people to work together for justice and peace.
Commemorations also took place in the German capital Berlin and the southern Russian city of Volgograd, where more than 50,000 people formed a 40km-long human chain.
what is"Mr. Tripod" thank you"CBart95"
For me the wounds of this day are still very fresh and deep.
God Bless all those who lost loved ones in the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon, and on those planes.
For me, as a fire fighter, there will always be a special place of grief for the fire fighters of FDNY and their families.
For me, as a veteran, there will always be a deep sense of greif and gratitude to our service men and women and their families who sacrifice so very much to keep us safe and secure our freedom for future generations.
From the American Fire Service,
God Bless you, and job well done to FDNY and the U.S. Military.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I still can't look at those images without a sob in my guts.
I love our soldiers... I love the people who put themselves on the line for the rest of us, cops, firemen, but most of all the kids on the ground in Afghanistan, Iraq, and a dozen other nameless places around the world.
A personal note to you, "anonymous"... if you love us, if you are with us, you are one of us.
May God bless us all.
"A personal note to you, "anonymous"... if you love us, if you are with us, you are one of us.""if"no I do love you all I do good friend"marron"I do love you all be strong good friend!!!!!thank you"marron"
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