New Yorkers are marking the sixth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on Twin Towers with somber ceremonies next to the Ground Zero at a park.
New York firefighters and rescue workers read out the names of the more than 27-hundred people killed after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers and the two 110-story buildings collapsed.
It is the first time the anniversary has fallen on a Tuesday, the same day of the attacks, and the first time it was held away from the ground zero site.
Under a heavy gray sky that at times gave way to rain hundreds of family members and friends of the victims gathered in the park by 8:40 a.m., when the ceremony opened with the unfurling of a torn American flag salvaged from ground zero.
A children's choir, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, sang the national anthem, and four moments of silence marked the times when the two planes hit the towers and when the two towers collapsed.
Parents of 9/11 victims -- newly weds Nurul Huq Mian and Shakila, spoke to Voice of America’s Bangla Service and reminisced about their loved ones.
Sarkar Kabiruddin has the details in his report from Ground Zero.