Marking Sept. 11, Seven Years Later
ALEX CHADWICK, host:
From the studios of NPR West, this is Day to Day. I'm Alex Chadwick.
MADELEINE BRAND, host:
I'm Madeleine Brand. Coming up, the White House and a big change for what's happening in one of the world's most dangerous places, Pakistan.
CHADWICK: But first, remembering 9/11.
(Soundbite of New York City 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, September 11, 2008)
Mayor MICHAEL BLOOMBERG (Independent, New York City, New York): Today marks the seventh anniversary of the day our world was broken.
BRAND: That's New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Ground Zero today. He was joined by relatives of victims.
Unidentified Woman #1: My dad died on 9/11, but he is not gone.
Unidentified Woman #2: Craig, on behalf of everyone in our family, thank you for being our inspiration. We will always love you.
Unidentified Man #1: God bless America and God bless the World Trade Center.
(Soundbite of applause)
CHADWICK: Voices from Ground Zero today. There were also ceremonies in Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 came down, and at the Pentagon.
(Soundbite of Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, September 11, 2008)
Unidentified Man # 2: (Reading) Captain Laurence D. Getzfred, United States Navy.
(Soundbite of chime)
CHADWICK: The names of those who died there were read, and a new memorial was dedicated.
Mr. JAMES LAYCHAK (President, Pentagon Memorial Fund): Thank you for helping us turn the horror, ugliness and tragedy of 9/11 into a place of solace, peace and healing.
BRAND: That's James Laychak, president of the Pentagon Memorial Fund. The new memorial features 184 benches, representing each person who died there.