Dear Friends -
I invite you to join the 9/11 Memorial in observing a moment of silence Sunday at 12:18 p.m., the time the World Trade Center was attacked on February 26, 1993. As we come together to remember the events of that day, we also recommit ourselves to condemning the hatred and misunderstanding that led to them.
Nineteen years ago, a group of terrorists detonated explosives in an abandoned van in the public parking garage beneath the North Tower of the World Trade Center. This brutal attack killed six innocent people.
We remember them: John DiGiovanni, Robert Kirkpatrick, Stephen A. Knapp, William Macko, Wilfredo Mercado and Monica Rodriguez Smith, who was pregnant when she was killed. Their names are now forever inscribed in bronze on the 9/11 Memorial on panel N-73, among the thousands of names of those killed on 9/11. They remind us that these events are inextricably linked, and of our sacred obligation to never forget those who were killed.
To learn more about the victims of the 1993 bombing and read family tributes to them, click here.
Please join me in remembering John, Robert, Stephen, William, Wilfredo, and Monica and sending our heartfelt condolences to their family and friends.
By Joe Daniels, President and CEO of the 9/11 Memorial