Amid the pandemic, the United States commemorates 19 years since the historic 9/11 terrorist attack.
This Friday, the United States commemorated another anniversary of the attacks against the Twin Towers and the Pentagon of September 11, 2001 (9/11).
A recording with the names of the people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, was broadcasted live, this Friday (11), at the “Ground Zero” memorial, the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York.
Thousands of family members were invited. But they will hear a recording of the names of the speakers spread across the vast plaza, a plan that memorial leaders felt would avoid close contact on stage but still allow families to remember their loved ones at the place where they died.
“This is an anniversary that brings so much feeling. I hope everyone remembers the heroism not only of our first responders but also of our citizens,” De Blasio said. “It’s also another time to say, think about the past, think about that generation of New Yorkers, think about those heroes, think about the compassion of everyday New Yorkers in that time of crisis. People across the country and around the world were watching and they were in awe of New York City. “
“There was an incredible feeling for New York City. There was respect. And people lamented with us, but they also looked up to New York City at that time of crisis..” added the mayor.
“I think about the people and the whole experience of that day. A day that no one could have predicted, and that was impossible to describe if you weren’t there,” Shea said.
The President, put emphasize on patriotism and national unity. ” In the days and weeks after 9/11, citizens of all faiths, of all backgrounds, colors, and beliefs came together, prayed together, mourned together, and rebuilt together,” Trump was quoted as saying by the news agency, AFP.