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A Day of Horror Remembered: September 11, 2002 (c) Copyright Mel Snyder 2002

September, 2002: As someone who lived in NYC for 18 years and worked there longer, I decided some weeks ago I wanted to come to the memorial ceremonies, to record the reactions of New Yorkers a year later.

I was expecting as many as 500,000 people at Ground Zero for September 11 memorial services. While perhaps 10,000 family members and officials may have gone down into the WTC "pit," fewer than 24,000 were estimated by police to have come just to "be there" -- probably knowing better than I that one can't see anything from the WTC surroundings. However, as you can see, those who came were the "common people" who weren't important enough to be granted "pit passes" for the day: Ironworkers, sanitation workers, EMS and firefirefighters, and former WTC workers lucky enough to have made it out alive. People who lost friends. And the people who, like me, are intensely sad for those who have lost so much to those who hate America so much. The people who seemed to understand it best were those who came with yahrtziet candles and rosary beads, and I saw so many people holding them, both at Ground Zero and at Central Park.

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candles.jpg bagpipe march.jpg never forget.jpg kiko-group1.jpg kiko-1.jpg
media row.jpg nhk2.jpg nhk.jpg media-1.jpg media-2.jpg
ap.jpg Sunrise Memorial Service at Ground Zero: 9/11/2002 choir-2.jpg choir-1.jpg choir-4.jpg
minister-1.jpg oriental man.jpg deep in thought.jpg momdaughtr-2.jpg sad people.jpg
sad-girl.jpg sunrise-1.jpg sadness-2.jpg reflections.jpg sad people-2.jpg
sad people-3.jpg sunrise-2.jpg sunrise-3.jpg bagpipe march2.jpg panorama.jpg
bagpiper-1.jpg fire dept bagpiper.jpg FD drummer.jpg marcher w-paper.jpg marcher w-flag.jpg
DOT men.jpg DOT man1.jpg DOT man2.jpg parade major.jpg bagpiper-2.jpg
fighting tears.jpg nypd drummer.jpg officer camera.jpg officer camera2.jpg fallen heros badge.jpg
PA piper.jpg soldier youth.jpg soldier youth2.jpg old fireman.jpg old fireman2.jpg
old fireman3.jpg faces.jpg seabee tatoo.jpg DOT team.jpg ironworker.jpg
man.jpg mother-daughter nj.jpg old office worker2.jpg fatherson.jpg father+son-horiz.jpg
keep back.jpg hug.jpg rosary.jpg couple.jpg facing wtc.jpg
recall.jpg recalled friends.jpg watching.jpg listening to names.jpg ignore fly.jpg
sad dogs.jpg patriot pooches.jpg helluva-1.jpg helluva-2.jpg couple2.jpg
flagwaver.jpg no fear.jpg fire-ems.jpg FDNY.jpg old fireman bw.jpg
fd paramedic.jpg anger.jpg hiwayman2.jpg flagman.jpg poster.jpg
FD drummer2.jpg marchers.jpg canine corps.jpg nypd shirt.jpg police flagbearer.jpg
march order.jpg young soldiers.jpg rescue squad.jpg man w-flag.jpg flagged media.jpg
man-2.jpg taking it in.jpg head bowed.jpg wiping tears.jpg listening to names4.jpg
range of emotions.jpg tiny teddy.jpg worcester firefighter.jpg union man.jpg school banner.jpg
boston reporter.jpg taking it in-2.jpg getting bearings.jpg ladder 24.jpg ladder 24-a.jpg
can't bear it.jpg iron cross-a.jpg bike art1.jpg park-1.jpg park-3.jpg
park-7.jpg park-2.jpg park-6.jpg park-4.jpg no fear-2.jpg