In the days following 9/11, victims’ family members came to St. Peter’s Church just up the street from where the Twin Towers fell, to find comfort. They returned 10 years later to remember the fallen.
It’s been nine long years, and on Saturday, New York looked back on one of the darkest days in United States history. The traditional 9/11 remembrance ceremony took place just southwest of where the World Trade Center once stood – in Zuccoti Park, where families of the victims gathered.
Rites of remembrance and loss marked the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, familiar in their sorrow but observed for the first time Saturday in a nation torn over the prospect of a mosque near ground zero and the role of Islam in society.
Middletown’s mayor said many family members have moved and for those he still sees the pain never goes away, especially for children who lost a parent.
First set into hallowed ground in 2004 and crafted by masons from Hauppauge, it may return to the new World Trade Center site.
As a nation remembers those killed in the World Trade Center nine years ago, a renewed call is made for religious tolerance.
Mothers who grieve their sons, wives who miss their husbands, and children who never knew their fathers gathered Friday to honor firefighters who died on 9/11.