British Victims Of 9/11
September 11, 2011 by staff
British Victims Of 9/11, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall joined the families of British victims of 9 / 11 in a ceremony to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks against the U.S. embassy Grosvenor Square in London.
Other dignitaries who attended the services, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, his deputy, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband Labour leader and U.S. ambassador, Louis Susman, Dame Judi Dench, actress, and Mayor London, Boris Johnson.
About 30 families who lost loved ones in the terrorist atrocities attended the service in remembrance of the September 11 memorial garden next to the embassy.
In what has become a tradition every anniversary, grieving relatives read the names of the 67 British victims of the attacks and put a white rose for each of them.
The memorial garden is dedicated to the memory of those killed when fans used the extremist’s hijacked airliners to attack the U.S. on September 11, 2001.
Opened by the Princess Royal in 2003, which contains a small pavilion bearing three bronze plaques listing the names of the victims in the United Kingdom Overseas Territories of the UK and those with dual citizenship.
There is also a stone monument bearing poem the American writer Henry Van Dyke For Katrina sundial, from “Time is too slow for those who wait,” which was first read at the funeral of those killed in 9 / 11 in Westminster Abbey in November 2001.
On September 11 the UK Support Group for Families, which represents the bereaved family, the prince and Camilla invited to attend the ceremony due to his close ties to the royal couple.
Shortly before the service, a group of Muslim protesters tried to break up the day by burning a U.S. flag and singing with a megaphone.
They opposed a rival group of moderate Muslims who are determined to extremist voices that were not the only ones heard.
Earlier some families attended a special service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London to remember the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania.
The ceremony included a new song based on a custom message to the Queen at a memorial service held in New York for the British victims nine days after the attacks.
The song, arranged the music of American composer Nico Muhly is based on the words of the monarch, “Pain is the price we pay for love,” and includes quotes from the Psalms.
The dean of St. Paul, Reverend Graeme Paul Knowles said a prayer for the victims of 9 / 11 attacks and their loved ones in service.
“We meet today in this cathedral to remember God all those who died in the atrocities in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania for 10 years and to pray with those whose lives were forever changed that day,” he said.
“We also remember the innocent people in our lives, have had their lives taken from them by acts of t*rror*sm in the cities of our world.”
Dean added: “We come as people from many backgrounds to pray for the future security of our world, a spirit of tolerance and mutual respect, peace and freedom, justice and the rule of law, so that together we move forward with confidence and hope. ”
The British killed in suicide attacks bankers, stockbrokers, journalists and computer experts who had gone to work as usual on a bright summer day seemingly unexceptional died 10 years ago.
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