Twenty years later, the memories of Sept. 11 are still vivid for people in the Diocese of Brooklyn. There are reminders everywhere. Over the years, churches and schools erected monuments in tribute to the parishioners and alumni they lost on that tragic day.
When the last days of August roll around every year, that’s when the memories start to return to Thomas Damore.
Father Mychal Judge died doing his “dream job” at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, but a legacy of love and compassion has grown from the tragedy. That was the assessment of many of his friends and admirers who participated in the annual 9/11 Walk of Remembrance on Sunday, Sept. 5.
With less than a year left in the reconstruction of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, Michael Psaros foresees a church that honors the lives that were lost during the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on New York.
High school seniors and faculty from Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, took part in their annual 12 mile walk called the “World Trade Center Walk.” The school set a new record of participants with more than 70 seniors trekking to Lower Manhattan from Queens.
A new addition to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum that pays tribute to the first responders, survivors, and their families who have continued to suffer from the attacks is being praised by faith leaders as a sign of “continued hope” emerging from an event known for its devastation.
At the time of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Msgr. John Delendick had just finished celebrating Mass at St. Michael’s Church in Sunset Park, where he was pastor.
When U.S. Marine Sergeant Michael Sulsona, a disabled Vietnam War veteran, rolled into his new smart home in Staten Island for the first time, he felt plenty of emotions.
by Beth Griffin, (CNS) – Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks decimated the twin towers in lower Manhattan, the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center rises out of the ground, a palpable symbol of triumph and optimism. The tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere is the soaring, storied, centerpiece of a 16-acre complex that includes eight other major structures.