'Soundbreaking' held at Flight 93 Memorial

Missing bodies of Twin Towers victims

The ceremony on the National Sept. 11 Memorial plaza in NY strives to be apolitical, allowing politicians to attend but not to speak.

While the attacks were centred in New York City, the effects were felt around the globe, including here in Canada.

It was a sad day in our history, but it bears remembering because of the increasing threat we face from radicals around the world who want to do us harm today as much, if not more, than the perpetrators of 9/11.

"It serves as a tribute to the fallen men and women who perished on September 11, 2001 in a series of terrorist attacks".

On Sept. 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked and crashed into prominent United States landmarks, most notably the north and south towers at the World Trade Centre in NY.

GettyThe al-Qaeda terrorists who carried out the attacks. "And it did not matter what color you were or where you were from", said a tearful Magaly Lemagne, who lost her brother, Port Authority of NY and New Jersey police officer David Lemagne.

According to reports, the ceremony includes six moments of silence, two of which to mark the times that each plane hit the Twin Towers, another two to remember the times the two towers fell, and the last two to signify the attacks on the Pentagon and on Flight 93.

All in remembrance of when many people were lost so quickly.

The Republican vice president was a member of Congress on 9/11, and the Capitol was a possible target of the terrorist piloting Flight 93. She also tries to make it every year.

The Department of Homeland Security was established in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Just as we uphold the names of Father Judge, and Danny Lewin, and Todd Beamer, who issued the fabled "Let's Roll" call aboard Flight 93, we can not let 9/11 pass without mentioning Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty.

A National Park Foundation grant is funding the work, which is just one piece of more than $43 million in funds the foundation has raised from more than 110,000 donors in recent years, park foundation President Will Shafroth said.



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