9/11 remembrance held at Civic Plaza
Posted at: 09/11/2013 6:37 PM
By: Joseph Lynch, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Most of us will never forget. It's been 12 years since terrorists hijacked four planes on September 11, 2001. Here in Albuquerque, people gathered at Civic Plaza to remember the thousands who died that day and the thousands who have died fighting the wars since then.
"All four airliners were crashed within one hour and seventeen minutes of each other."
2,977 innocent lives taken in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The events of that day 12 years ago have come to mean a lot of different things.
"The images of 9/11 will forever be etched in our minds. It's one of those dates for which we will always remember where we were."
"It's a day to recognize our emergency responders for their services and sacrifices. And it's a day of hope that one day we'll live in a world free of oppression and fear."
Albuquerque may be 1,800 miles away from New York's World Trade Center, 1,600 miles away from the Pentagon in Washington DC, and 1,500 miles away from that field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, but the terrorists attack 12 years ago are etched into our memories here in New Mexico. And for most, something they'll never forget.
"Thousands who died that day. Whether they were fire fighters, police personnel or just ordinary men and women working a 9-5 job. Their loss represents a monumental tragedy in our history."