DC Remembers 9/11 Virtually, Citing Coronavirus Concerns

DC Remembers 9/11 Virtually, Citing Coronavirus Concerns

Events observing the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks have largely been online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, WTOP News reported.

An online memorial service for those who died in the days, months, and years after 9/11 was held by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum in D.C., WTOP reported.

“The memorial and museum are committed to honoring the memories of the brave men and women who gave their lives that day,” Museum CEO Marcia Ferranto said, WTOP reported.

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“Currently, there’s more than 300 who have died since then. 9/11 continues to affect our lives today. People don’t realize — last year, we added an additional 17 names to the wall from 9/11,” Ferranto said, WTOP reported. “It’s going to continue for a long time — 9/11 and its effects on law enforcement and those first responders.”

The District of Columbia is honoring its first responders who risked their lives on 9/11, 19 years ago. Click to watch the event live:https://t.co/01chSJS2c5

— WDVM-TV (@WDVMTV) September 11, 2020

The event was broadcast via Facebook live, WTOP reported. “We’re going to be starting about the same time as the towers went down,”

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