Hundreds of people gather at 9/11 Memorial on eve of 13th anniversary of attacks

The air was heavy, the atmosphere solemn as hundreds of people gathered at the site of th World Trade Center on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the day that changed our lives forever.

It has been 4,745 days since that awful Tuesday in September. It’s a day we will never forget.

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Just a block away from the 9/11 memorial members of Engine Company 235 in Bedford Stuyvesant brought in pipers for a wreath placing ceremony in tribute to the six firefighters they  lost on 9/11.

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Retired Firefighter Phil Scarfi escaped death that day because he was assigned as the company’s driver. He considers himself fortunate, but still ponders the queation why he survived and so many of his colleagues died.

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Hundreds of people gathered around the memorial reflecting pool.  Some stood reflectively. Others took pictures. Yellow roses were placed over the etched names of loved ones lost.

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The 9/11 museum was closed to the public to allow family members, first responders and people who lived through it in lower Manhattan, to visit.

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Police put up barricades around the perimeter of the site to better control the thousands who are expected to turn out for Thursday’s memorial service.

 

 

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