By YVONNE JURIS
No politicians orated nor famous cellists played at the eleventh anniversary Tuesday of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but that did not dissuade New Yorkers from marking this still solemn day.
Apparently ceremony fatigue has not set in. Not yet, anyway
“I say thank you,” said Dave Harland. A former McSorley’s Ale House bartender who has free run 3.0 v3 femmes many firefighter friends. He rolled up his right sleeve to show a “Never Forget 911” tattoo etched on his arm. “Its simple; never forget.”
Ten years since the first annual service was held, New Yorkers still see the annual memorial as relevant now as the first one.
“I went on the roof with six of my officers and we saw a plane go into a tower,” said Manhattan court officer Sergeant O’ Donnell. “There should always be a 9/11 memorial service. We had to hold onto cars when the building fell down because it felt like an earthquake. And then we had to get on a jury’s bus because five officers were missing. We ending up finding two out of the five of them”
The brilliant skyline on this anniversary recalled a similar Tuesday morning roshe run hyp before American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower at 8:46 am eleven years ago. But with the foundation of the Freedom Tower’s standing prominently behind, the ceremony had some visitors thinking about moving forward.
“Its taken a new form,” said first responder Walter Hillegass, a plumber. “For those who were 10, they are now turning 21” . He held a September 11 flag on the steps of Zuccotti Park.
“Now I understand the sad faces of my father and uncle” said Newson Paul,21, of his family members who were first responders.
The controversies and debates that have often intruded upon the annual memorial were absent. Recent questions about the funding and maintenance of the memorial museum had cast shadows over the hallowed ground. But on the day before the memorial the disagreements were resolved between Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
“By ensuring that no additional public funds are spent to complete the memorial and museum,” Cuomo said Monday, “today’s agreement puts in place a critical and long overdue safeguard to finally protect tollpayers and taxpayers from bearing further costs, and, at the same time, put the project on a path for
Mayor Bloomberg banned politicians and celebrities from speaking and performing this year.
“Those who lost family and loved ones deserve a day to remember. free run 3.0 v4 I’m glad there are no suits and ties in there. Its about time the family have a day to themselves”
“Those who lost family and loved ones deserve a day to remember,” said Hillegass. “I’m glad there are no suits and ties in there. Its about time the family have a day to themselves.”
After the service, a father who lost his daughter Suzanne in the attacks, said the service still gives closure. As his wife held a picture of their daughter, he said of the services, “Its always going to be powerful.”