POINT LOOKOUT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A sunrise ceremony was held Friday morning on Long Island to remember the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks.
More than 1,000 people attended the Point Lookout ceremony, which is held on the same beach where crowds spontaneously gathered on Sept. 11, 2001 and looked across the water as part of the Manhattan skyline disappeared.
“We never forget,” one woman in attendance told WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs. “Especially New Yorkers, it’s just in our hearts. It’s here to stay.”
One of those attending Friday’s ceremony was retired FDNY firefighter Robert Beckwith. Days after the attack, he was joined by President George W. Bush while standing on top of a fire truck covered in soot and dust from ground zero.