NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A moment of silence was observed at the 9/11 memorial Tuesday to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
A bell tolled at 12:18 p.m., the time when a truck bomb was detonated below the north tower — killing six people and injuring 1,000 more. Family members then read the names of the victims before bagpipers played “Amazing Grace.”
“Today we stop and remember the six innocent people killed in the World Trade Center attack two decades ago,” 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels said. “Like those lost in the 2001 attacks, the memory of each victim will be forever preserved at the Memorial and Museum for future generations. Their lives and the history of Feb. 26, 1993 will never be forgotten.”
About 50 people attended the ceremony, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Mayor David Dinkins. Among them was Alan Reiss, who was the World Trade Center’s head engineer in 1993.
“It’s personal,” he said. “We want to rebuild this site for those who aren’t here.”
William Macko was killed in the attack. His family attended the ceremony on Tuesday.
“It’s a difficult day, it’s so important to remember my dad and the other people killed,” Michael Macko told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.