Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The Bronx Remembers its 9/11 Victims
Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion hosted the Bronx’s Annual Memorial Services yesterday to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
“It is our responsibility as a community to never forget and to always honor and pay tribute to their memories,” Carrion said. "And it’s also important for all of us to remember the past with sadness but to look at the future with optimism."
Police officers, firefighters and family members read one by one the names of the 143 victims of the attacks who lived in The Bronx. A total of 2,998 people died on 9/11.
“They went with the faith and believe that they will come back home but the enemies of freedom visited New York, bringing a terror that we had never seen before and hope never to see again, and in minutes changed the lives of all of them and of all us in The Bronx and in the city," he said.
source: press release and photo from Bronx BP's office