Scenes From the 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Posted on Sep 11, 2011
Americans gathered at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Manhattan and at other sites Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush joined thousands in mourning at the memorial at Ground Zero. —ARK
Where the Twin Towers stood until 9.59am and 10.28am respectively on 11 September 2001, two giant water features now cascaded following their official opening. The sound of water falling 30ft to the reflective pools below echoed around the glass cladding of the replacement towers rising around Ground Zero, creating the illusion of hundreds of people chattering.
Not long after dawn the sound of real chattering began to suffuse the area as a crowd began to form at the World Trade Centre. Not any crowd. Every individual there represented a decade of loss and mourning. Each one brought with them the memory of a father, wife, son - some in physical form like the woman who carried aloft a series of photographs of a man cut into shapes that spelled: “I love daddy”. Others wore T-shirts with printed photos of their loved ones, or held up placards showing a husband at his college graduation, a daughter smiling broadly, with the words: “Never forgotten”.
AP / Matt Rourke
People grieve together at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Manhattan on Sunday before a ceremony that observed the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center.