Names Of 911 Victims
September 11, 2011 by USA Post
Names Of 911 Victims, The names of the September 11 dead, some called out by children barely old enough to remember their fallen mothers and fathers, have echoed across ground zero in an unforgettable tribute, but hope in 10 anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
“God is our refuge and strength,” said President Barack Obama, citing the Bible.
Relatives of the victims crying for streaming on a monument recently inaugurated and put pictures and flowers at the names engraved in bronze.
Obama and his predecessor, George W Bush, bowed their heads and touched the inscriptions.
Obama, standing behind a bulletproof glass and before the white oak in memory, read the Bible passage after a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., when the first plane hit the north tower ago 10.
The president, quoting Psalm 46, invoked the presence of God as a source of inspiration to bear.
“Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and the mountains be carried into the sea.”
The New York ceremony was the centerpiece of a day of remembrance across the country. It was an opportunity to reflect on a decade that changed American life, including two wars and a review of the safety of every day in airports and big cities.
In a ceremony at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, a moment of silence at 9:37 a.m., marking the time of a jet hit the center of the nation’s military. 6.200 honored members of the U.S. armed forces who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In Shanksville, Pennsylvania, a choir sang at the Flight 93 National Memorial, and a crowd of 5000 was read the names of the 40 passengers and crew died on the plane a decade ago.
In New York, family members began reading the names of victims 2983 – 2977 deaths in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, and six deaths in the first terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, a truck bomb 1993.
“You will always be my hero,” said Patricia Smith, 12, of his mother.
Gorki Nicholas remembered his father, “I never knew because I was in my mother’s womb. I love you, Father. You gave me the gift of life, and I wish you could be here to enjoy me.”
Peter Negron, 21, whose father worked on the 88th floor of the north tower, said that in the decade since the attack, which had tried to teach his younger brother had learned lessons from his father.
“I decided to become a forensic scientist,” said Negron. “I hope I can make my father proud of the kids my brother and I have become. I miss you so much, Dad.”
Bush cited a letter from President Abraham Lincoln to a mother who lost her five sons in the Civil War.
“I pray that our heavenly father can ease the anguish of your bereavement,” said Bush.
Obama and Bush were joined by their wives as they approached one of the two reflecting pools built over the footprints of the towers, part of a September 11 Memorial that opened to the families of the victims.
Some family members held children on their backs that were not even born when the towers were attacked.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened the memorial service, said: “Although we can not see what happened here, we can also see that children who lost their parents have become young adults … The Good works are rooted in public service. ”
As the sun rose, waved an American flag in six plants of output 1 of the World Trade Center. The sky was light blue with white clouds dispersed and a slight breeze, not unlike the Tuesday morning 10 years ago.
The site looked completely different than I had any other anniversary September 11: With the names on the bronze, there were two artificial waterfalls directly in the footprints of the towers, surrounded by dozens of white oak trees.
Elias Portillo, 17, whose father was killed in the attack, said she never wanted to attend the anniversary because I thought I would be angry. But this was different, he said.
“It’s time to be a big boy,” said Elias. “It’s time to let things stop you. Breakthrough time just goes out and see how things are.”
The anniversary came with security officials in New York and Washington on alert. Before the anniversary, the government had warned local authorities a tip about a possible car bomb plot linked to al Qaeda.
The day that revived memories of a September morning when terrorists crashed hijacked planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and a fourth plane crashed in a field in rural western Pennsylvania. Heroism and the Samaritans and the fear of the question. And about 3,000 people at the hands of a global terror network led by Osama bin Laden, is dead.
People across the country gathered to pray at the cathedral in its largest cities and lay the roses before the fire stations in smaller cities.
Worldwide, many others did something similar.
On Saturday in rural western Pennsylvania, more than 4000 people began to tell the story again.
At the dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial in the town of Shanksville, Bush and former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden joined the families of 40 passengers and crew aboard the plane that fought against their captors.
“At the moment in American democracy was under attack on our citizens defied his captors by holding a vote,” Bush said. His choice cost them their lives.
The passengers and crew gave “the whole country a priceless gift: They saved the Capitol of the attacks,” an incalculable number of lives and denied al-Qaeda the symbolic victory of “breaking the heart of the U.S. government” said Clinton.
They were “ordinary people had very little time to decide and did the right thing,” he said.
“And 2500 years from now, I hope and pray that people still remember.”
The Pennsylvania Memorial Park is years from completion. However, dedication and service to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks are the milestones, said Sally Ware, a volunteer “ambassadors” who has worked as a guide in place since the disaster.
As the anniversary comes around the world, people honors at official ceremonies and moments of tranquility.
In Japan, gathered to lay flowers at a glass containing a small section of the trade center steel, and remembered 23 employees of Fuji Bank, which never left the towers.
A village in the Philippines that offers roses, balloons and prayers of an American victim whose widow built 50 brightly colored houses that meets the wishes of his late wife to help the Filipino poor.
In Malaysia, Navaratnam Pathmawathy awoke, as it has done every morning for 10 years, wanted to “good morning” to her son, a financialanlyst for 23 years old, who was murdered in New York.
“He is my sunshine. Live life to the fullest, but I can not accept that he is not here,” said Navaratnam. “I’m still alive, but I’m dead inside.”
In a reminder of the war that began in the wake of the attacks, 77 U.S. soldiers were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a truck bomb Taliban at the gates of a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan. Two Afghans were also killed.
On Sunday, the focus turned to the ceremonies at the Pentagon, outside Washington, DC, and in lower Manhattan.
Obama also will speak at a service Sunday evening at the Kennedy Center.
The hundreds of ceremonies throughout the country and around the world includes the memorial at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York and a ceremony with nine storeys high, the replicas of the twin towers in a square in Paris.
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