NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A pair of ceremonies were held Monday to honor the victims of the first attack on the World Trade Center.
A church service at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in lower Manhattan preceded a ceremony at the September 11th Memorial and Museum to honor the six people killed in the 1993 attack.
The ceremony at the 9/11 memorial included a reading of victims’ names and a moment of silence at 12:18 p.m., when the bomb exploded below the north tower.
“While overshadowed by 9/11, the 1993 bombing represented a pivotal moment in the history of the World Trade Center, in the history of New York City, and, frankly, our own national reckoning with terrorism in a global age,” said Sept. 11 museum president Alice Greenwald. “It had so many of the elements that we would later come to associate with 9/11.”
As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, Michael Macko’s 57-year-old father, William, was one of the six people killed in the attack. His office was near the basement garage where the truck bomb exploded.
“My dad was a great guy,” Macko said. “My dad was tough. He was a Marine.”
Macko sees the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks of what started on Feb. 26, 1993.
“They were waiting for the right time,” he told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell. “The right moment; different tactic.”
More than 1,000 people were also hurt in the attack.
Six bombing suspects were convicted and are in prison, including accused ringleader Ramzi Yousef — a nephew of self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. A seventh suspect in the bombing remains at large.
A memorial fountain dedicated to the 1993 bombing was crushed in the attacks that destroyed the towers on Sept. 11, 2001. But bombing victims’ names are now inscribed on one of the memorial pools that bear the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed on 9/11.
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