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Americans remember: 15 years after 911 in New York

The second Sunday of September marks the 15th anniversary of the 911 terror attack

by Henry Wong

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Many memorial events were held around New York city, to mourn and remind Americans of their loss.

Apart from the major 911 memorial ceremony which held the morning at Ground Zero (former World Trade Center site), memorial events were held at St. Paul’s Chapel and other places as well.

A parade was also organised by the New York City Police Department to honour the police officers who scarified their lives in this terrorist attack.

“I feel that more people have come to the memorial events this year,”said Alexandra De Rose outside the 911 Memorial and Museum, “I was eight when it happened.”

Ms Rose, 23 years old, is an Italian who often visits her family members living in New York.

“I remembered I was in school when it happened. It really resonates with us because a lot of the victims were Italian American,”Rose said.

“I was little when it happened. When I saw these images on TV, I could not really comprehend, I just thought it was horrible,”she said.

Ms Rose thought the national security has become better after the attack, especially security check at the airport.

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A man sells flags of America on the path towards 911 Memorial and Museum

 

A man carries a bunch of flowers to the 911 Memorial and Museum
A man carries a bunch of flowers to the 911 Memorial and Museum

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Flags at half mast to mourn the loss of lives in the 911 attacks
Flags at half mast to mourn the loss of lives in the 911 attacks

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A tourist takes photo of a ribbon which written with words of blessing outside St. Paul’s Chapel
A tourist takes photo of a ribbon which written with words of blessing outside St. Paul’s Chapel

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Hand straps with “911 Memorial” printed are sold at 911 Memorial Preview Site
Hand straps with “911 Memorial” printed are sold at 911 Memorial Preview Site
Two women watch a documentary about 911 at the Memorial Preview Site
Two women watch a documentary about 911 at the Memorial Preview Site
A parade organised by the New York City Police Department to honour police officers who have sacrificed their lives in this terrorist attack
A parade organised by the New York City Police Department to honour police officers who have sacrificed their lives in this terrorist attack
Only family members of the victims can enter the 911 Memorial and Museum on 11/9 before 3 pm
Only family members of the victims can enter the 911 Memorial and Museum on 11/9 before 3 pm
An elderly naval officer tries to persuade a security guard to let him enter the 911 Memorial and Museum before 3 pm
An elderly naval officer tries to persuade a security guard to let him enter the 911 Memorial and Museum before 3 pm
Alexandra De Rose, the 23-year-old interviewee
Alexandra De Rose, the 23-year-old interviewee

(Edited by Aaron Au)

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