NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Bag pipers and drummers marched up the aisle of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday to honor the 90 Port Authority employees who lost their lives during the 1993 and 2001 terrorist attacks at the nearby World Trade Center, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported.
“All of them would never return home again to their families and never live out the promise of their futures,” Port Authority Chairman David Sampson said during the service.
“We will never be complete, for our work, our mission, is the work of remembering, and that work must continue,” Sampson added.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the anniversary reopens the emotional wounds that persist today.
“For every New Yorker and countless millions of people around the world, every September 11 brings … pain and sadness and shock at the barbarity of the attack,” he said. “It also — perhaps more than any other day in our calendar — is a day of unity.”
There were 84 Port Authority employees killed on 9/11. Six people died during the 1993 bombing.
Arnold Karvasarsky, a retired assistant finance director for the Port Authority, was in Tower One during the 1993 bombing and lost colleagues on 9/11.
He held back tears as he talked about the pain that “will never fade.”
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