Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 commemoration, Minutes of silence

There is a special one, a sad day for the USA: On-the-minute imaginary family members and politicians in New York in the 2983 terrorist attack victims. But between all the grief stirs anger - of all the heroes of the 11th September 2001.

The U.S. national anthem opened the ceremony at Ground Zero in New York. There was the collapse of the World Trade Center attack, most of the nearly 3,000 victims of 11 September 2001 were killed. Barack Obama on Sunday recalled in a brief speech to the dead: "They were our neighbors, our friends, our husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, children and parents. They were the ones who have rushed to help.

"Then began to survivors, to read out the names of the victims. was interrupted the ceremony of commemoration minutes to the times at which hit the aircraft a decade ago, the towers and later, when the building collapsed. At that time, two manned aircraft with passengers in the two towers were raced, and a third into the Pentagon in Washington. A fourth plane crashed over Pennsylvania. A total of 2983 people died - more than one in nine was a New York firefighter.

Debris flag will be unveiled and refolded

A joint police and fire department bagpipe band from the opening ceremony - but only beginning with the beating of their drums. A youth choir sang the anthem of the United States, then blew the bagpipe players, while a waving ten years in the debris flag unveils first and was then folded solemnly again. Among the mourners were Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush with their wives Michelle and Laura .Amongst the guests, as well as New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and his predecessor, Rudolph Giuliani.

Celebration set against the backdrop of the new WTC

The event took place against the backdrop of the new buildings rising in the sky of the new office tower, "1 World Trade Center" instead.On the tenth anniversary of the attacks there is also a memorial for the victims to be inaugurated. The memorial consists of two granite basins, which are inserted into the rectangular foundations of the collapsed twin towers.Water rushed to their edges almost ten meters in depth. At the edges on bronze plates engraved with the names of the victims, even by the six people who died in an Islamist attack first 1993rd.

But the celebration was also accompanied by resentment. The New York City firefighters had produced the highest death toll - and were not invited.In interviews, many expressed their displeasure. CNN has a "Firefighter" asked why he did not participate in the celebration, as a member of a victim but that he could. "No thanks," he said, "I'd rather be out here with my comrades."