Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York told OSV News the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, which will be marked with solemn ceremonies across the U.S., should be observed with memories of lives lost and impacted by the day’s events.
In 2011, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a proclamation declaring April 14 of that year to be “Susan Hart Day” in New York City. The accolade honored her, the managing director of facilities for the city, on the day of her retirement.
Father James Devlin remembers exactly where he was on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001: the rectory of Our Lady of Angels, where he was the pastor.
Msgr. Martin Geraghty, who died April 9, Easter Sunday, had a diverse and distinguished priestly career. Still, fellow priests say he is especially remembered for his actions as a pastor in 2001 following the Sept. 11 attacks and the crash of an airliner at Belle Harbor two months later.