9/11 Remembered

Kuha'o Kawaauhau , Reporter

Sunday, September 11th, was the day where all people were gathered at the World Trade Center in New York to hear the names of all those who died on this tragic and horrific event. Planes attacked the twin towers, the World Trade Center, as well as the Pentagon. Thousands were killed during the event of the attack as buildings collapsed. The names of those who died were read as the solemn ceremonies took place on Ground Zero to think of all the victims that we have lost.

The 9/11 ceremony was also held at the Pentagon on Sunday morning in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama placed a wreath upon the site to remember and pay tribute to those who have passed on that tragic day in 2001. The ceremony began with the National Anthem followed by Taps as all members of our U.S. Armed Forces saluted and raised the 56 state and territorial flags to be flown at half-staff as a symbol of mourning.  A 9/11 prayer services were also held at Washington  National Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul to mark the passing of those who are laid to rest in honor and respect to all who died throughout this event.

 

We remember the victims

who were killed at this time of mourning.

Our soldiers weep, our planes were soaring.

Flying above the sky with great respect,

we honor them all and not reject.

Soldiers rest solemnly in peace.

All is well, the victims at ease.

Safely rest on your journey home.

God is nigh, you’re never alone.