Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Roosevelt Island Remembers 9/11/ NYC World Trade Center Towers Attack, 18 Years Ago Today

On the evening of September 10, 2001 the lower Manhattan skyline and World Trade Center Towers could be seen looking like this before it was forever changed.

Hard to believe that it's been 18 years since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center Towers, Pentagon, and the downing of Flight 93 in Shanksville Pennsylvania.

Earlier today, ceremonies were held to remember those who were killed.

Here's what the World Trade Center attacks looked like from Roosevelt Island on September 11, 2001.

Main Street Wire Image of 9/11 Smoke Burning From World Trade Center by Vicki Feinmel/Linda Heimer

Below is the Roosevelt Island 9/11 Remembrance Garden

and the plaque in the Remembrance Garden that honors Roosevelt Islanders who died in the terrorist attack:
Ed Beyea,
Anthony J. Fallone,
Taimour Khan,
Scott Larsen,
Kevin J. Smith and the firefighters who were based on Roosevelt Island
Deputy Chief Ray Downey,
Deputy Chief Charlie Kasper,
Battalion Chief John Moran, and
Battalion Chief John Paolillo.

Roosevelt Island also remembers former Public Safety Department Chief Jack McManus who is currently battling a 9/11 related illness.

Here's today's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the World Trade Center.