|Program from Tribute|
But they were old enough to remember their uncle showing them around Ground Zero when we were in New York last summer. Of standing where he stood when the things were happening. Of seeing where he was evacuating people. Of reading the various memorials for those first responders who lost their lives.
The tribute opened with a choir of bells playing while a slide show was shown choreographed to the music. An invocation was read then a recap of the day eleven years ago.
Next came the reading of the names. All 343 names of the NYFD firefighters who died on 9/11 were read.
|A luminary for each firefighter lost|
Following the names, a presentation was made by a motorcycle group—a donation to the firefighter's widows and orphans fund and a granite statue that is being designed to mark 9/11. Then bagpipes played Amazing Grace. A haunting tune while the luminaries lit up the darkness.
We walked through the luminaries and read the names on some of them.
So much light. So much life snuffed out that Tuesday morning eleven years ago.