New York City is
marking seven years since the World Trade Center was destroyed with ceremonies
at Ground Zero on Thursday.
The program began
at 8:40 a.m. as bagpipers and drummers lead the World Trade Center Flag to the
introduced a moment of silence at 8:46, marking the time the first plane struck
the North Tower of Twin Towers. New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, New York
Governor David Paterson and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine spoke at the event.
One hundred and
five pairs of readers read the names of those who lost their lives.
Anis Ahmed spoke to a firefighter whose nephew was killed in the attack, two
journalists and residents of New York, Mahbubur Rahman and Abu Taher. Mahbubur
Rahman is the President of Bangla Press Club and Abu Taher is the Editor of News World.
spoke from Washingto Studio.