Although most will never forget what happened in NYC twelve years ago on 9/11/01 some appear to have moved on.
While the events of September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten the official ceremony with the reading of the victims’ names, and the evening’s “Tribute in Light” event, are scheduled for today, along with a moment of silence @8:46A, for some, the developments in Syria and political infighting seem a bit more pertinent.
In NYC, the race to assume current Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s mantle has been particularly nasty with accusations of racism, corruption, millions spent on attack ads.
News coverage of the NYC mayoral and comptroller races in which also-disgraced politicians were running dominates local papers. With all the entertainment to be had from watching politicians brawl, most of New York’s attention seems, finally, to have drifted.
Still, events will be taking place around the city marking the anniversary of the attacks. In addition to the official citywide ceremony at the World Trade Center site and the annual “Tribute in Light,” when the sites of the two towers will be illuminated, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum will offer free walking tours of Ground Zero.
NYC Boroughs will have its own ceremonies as well. At the “Postcards on Staten Island” event, borough officials there will honor and read the names of the 274 Staten Island residents who lost their lives, and Bloomberg is scheduled to make an appearance.
A local branch here in The Bronx of the New York City Public Library will hold a talk and offer a storytelling session for local residents.
Brooklyn will host its own 9/11 candlelight tribute in the evening, and the Children of Abraham Walk for Peace will take its 10th walk, visiting a church and a mosque that provided help for displaced residents during 2012 Hurricane Sandy.
A number of tribute and candlelight ceremonies will take place in Queens, including the “Remember Me” run for the Christopher Santora Scholarship Fund, which is named for a firefighter who lost his life.
Let's never forget what occurred in NYC 12 years ago. This was clearly an act against humanity.