world port center

“Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or in their offices: secretaries, business men and women, military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge – huge structures collapsing have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet, unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong.”

- George W. Bush

Today marks 15 years since that tragic day. Never forget the evil we witnessed that morning and never forget the heroism that followed in the wake of that evil.

NY/NJ Port Authority Police Officers Michael Wholey left and David LeMagne right last seen in this picture assisting in the evacuation on 9/11/01. They immediately ran back in to assist in further rescue, never to be seen alive again.

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Gotham at Dusk                                                       

New York City consists of five boroughs. Manhattan and Staten Island are separate islands, while Brooklyn and Queens are part of Long Island, which is the largest island in the contiguous United States. The Bronx is attached to the mainland.

Photographer: Craig Warga/Bloomberg    

© 2015 Bloomberg Finance LP

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The World Trade Center Bombing - February 26, 1993:
Inspecting the Ruins.

~ Never Forget ~
Monica Rodrigues Smith
Robert (Bob) Kirkpatrick
Bill Macko
Stephen Knapp
John DiGiovanni
Wilfredo Mercado