New York’s largest commemoration is held at Temple Emanu-El on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The Annual Gathering of Remembrance was started more than 40 years ago by Holocaust survivors.
Mourners applauded and Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” played as Koch’s wooden casket was carried by six uniformed officers from the NYPD and FDNY out of Temple Emanu-El on Monday.
Bagpipes played Monday as the casket of late former Mayor Ed Koch was carried out of Temple Emanu-El on the shoulders of NYPD pall-bearers and and was followed by mourners both connected and common.
Per Koch’s request, three flags will be on display during the service – the American flag, the Israeli flag and the flag of the City of New York. The service will end with the playing of a “hymn-like” slower version of “New York, New York.”
New York City woke up Saturday morning without one of its most recognizable and beloved figures.
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