The latest thing this year is that two new victims have been identified, a man and a woman whose names have not been made public at the request of the families.
This Monday, September 11, the Vice President of the United States (US), Kamala Harris, together with the Mayor of New York, Eric Adams, and the governor of the state, Kathy Hochul, led the events of “ground zero” in the Big Apple. tribute for the 22nd anniversary of worst terrorist attack recorded in the history of the country.
The latest thing this year is that Two new victims have been identified, a man and a woman whose names have not been made public at the express wish of the families, making them victims of numbers 1,948 and 1,949, thanks to advanced DNA tests, as announced on Friday by Mayor Adams, who emphasized that They are the first recognitions after two years.
There are still approximately 1,100 dead people to be identified. which is kept in the National September 11 Memorial Museum, which is located next to the location of the towers.
The city’s chief medical examiner, Jason Graham, recalled that this was “the most extensive and complex forensic investigation in the history of our country,” but nonetheless “we will continue relentlessly in our mission (to them) using the latest technological advances. ” .
Although this Monday is a normal working day, many signs in the country remind that date that will mark your history forever: flags at half-mast in official places, tributes at each fire station, a double beam of light at the place where the Twin Towers stood and the annual public reading of all those who died in those many attacks .
Every September 11, the two moats that replace the towers on Monday and where the names of those who died in the attack are written, are filled with small flags of deer and yellow roses, in works that are modest and solemn at the same time and last several hours.
“Some go on with their lives”
“For those of us who lost someone that day, that day still happened. Some of us are moving on with our lives. But “You find a way to keep going, even if that day is always there.” Edward Edelman, brother-in-law of Daniel McGinley, who died in one of the towers, spoke to reporters today as he arrived at the ceremony.
Although the central tribute is celebrated in the NY there were also events at the Pentagon and in Shaksville, Pennsylvania, where two more planes crashed that day resulted in almost three thousand deaths.
president, Joe Biden X (formerly Twitter) noted that American history itself changed 22 years ago, “but what cannot and will not change is the nature of the country.”
“Today we remember the 2,977 precious lives that were stolen from us on September 11 and we reflect on all those lost in the fire and ashes on that September morning,” said the Democratic president, who was also Barack Obama’s vice president (2009). . -2017).
The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, for his part, noted in a statement that the memory of the dead “reminds us why we must continue to fight against those who commit acts of tERRORISM“.
“In the years since, we have worked closely with allies around the world to end the scourge of terrorism and ensure that terrorists are held accountable for their crimes. The United States will continue to protect our homeland, our people , and our allies.” , held.
From the Pentagon memorial in Arlington, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, in turn, remembered the 184 who died in those facilities and Flight 77, a third was kidnapped as part of these attacks.
“We will always honor the memory of our fallen comrades. We will always be with their families and we will always try to be worthy of the memory of those we lost,” he added.