Ceremony Today Honors Victims of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

A person places a bundle of multicolored roses at a name on a bronze parapet at the Memorial during a ceremony remembering the victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Family members and friends of victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing gather at the 9/11 Memorial on Feb. 26, 2016. Photo by Jin Lee, 9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will hold a ceremony today to honor the six people who were killed in the first attack at the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993.

The ceremony will include a moment of silence and reading of the names of John DiGiovanni, Robert Kirkpatrick, Stephen Knapp, William Macko, Wilfredo Mercado and Monica Rodriguez Smith. Victims’ families, friends, survivors and Port Authority officials will place flowers near the names of the victims that are inscribed on the bronze parapet of the 9/11 Memorial’s North Pool.

More information about the victims, the timeline and artifacts presented in the Museum can be found here.

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