Fifteenth Anniversary of 9/11 Remembers Bravest Acts

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“The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified,” Mayor Rudy Giuliani, December 31, 2001. It is fifteen years since 9/11, when we had the worse attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941. On Sunday morning at Zuccotti Park, adjacent to Ground Zero, family members, friends and representatives of the Port Authority read the names of all 2,751 victims aloud. Four moments of silence was observed to commemorate the times when each plane hit and each tower. ?

 

 

Vigilance and Police lines provided safety to all. Beginning on Friday 9/9/2016, the NYPD and country wide agencies marched through Lower Manhattan in a remarkable remembrance. How they kept thousands safe is remarkable.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church located at 155 Cedar Street was destroyed on 9/11 when the South Tower of the world trade Center collapsed. It was the only building not part of the world Trade center that was destroyed

His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios performed the Orthros at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross, Whitestone, NY on 9/11/2016. On Tuesday, Sept. 13th, His Eminence offered the invocation at the Dedication Ceremony for America’s Response Monument, a Horse soldier Statue, dedicated to the U.S. Special Forces in the park adjacent to St. Nicholas National shrine Greek orthodox church in front of One World Trade Center.

The 9/11 terrorist attacks caused more law enforcement line of duty of deaths than any other single incident in American history, as 71 officers were killed when the two World Trade Center buildings collapsed in New York City. Dozens of others died due to disease contracted in the grim recovery effort that took so many months. Dozens more have died since then from illnesses contracted while working in the hazardous conditions immediately following the attacks. 1

Defying a veto threat from the Obama administration, the House of Representatives Friday passed by voice vote a bill that would allow terror victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001 to sue Saudi Arabia. The Senate passed the measure by voice vote in May, but the administration has argued it would complicate diplomatic relations with a key ally in the region and warned against moving it forward.2

References:

  1. http://abc7ny.com/news/nypd-law-enforcement-agencies-hold-9-11-memorial-procession/1504618/
  2. http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/09/politics/house-9-11-sue-saudi-arabia/index.html)
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