On 9/11 anniversary, calls for education, interfaith efforts

Nation urged to work for peace and justice
The United States commemorated the fifth anniversary of the September 2001 terrorist attacks with vigils, worship services and commemorations, as some religious and political leaders said the country must take stock of its place in the world.

Thousands gathered in New York at Ground Zero for a moment’s silence September 11 at 8:46 a.m. local time, marking the moment the first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center. After the silence, relatives began reading out the names of all those who died in the attacks. A second silence was held at 9:03 a.m., the time of the strike on the south tower of the building.

President Bush and his wife, Laura, joined firefighters to observe the silences. The previous day they attended a memorial service at St. Paul’s Chapel, the historic Episcopal church that borders the site of the World Trade Center towers.

 

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