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Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:23 pm Post subject: MAYOR BLOOMBERG........DO YOU REMEMBER?
From Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:00 am to Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:59 am (included)
|Excerpts from August 6, 2002 Press Conference concerning the first anniversary ceremony
“I want to begin by thanking the thousands of New Yorkers who have used the Web site and phone line the City set up for this purpose. They have made suggestions about this commemoration and we have tried to listen and include and use as many as we could. Many suggestions have also come from family members who lost love ones on 9.11 and we paid particular attention to those” Mayor Bloomberg.
“From that moment on, throughout the day, the families of those lost on 9/11 will, for the first time, be invited to descend the ramp to the lowest level of the World Trade Center site. They will have an opportunity to remember their loved ones on what many consider sacred ground. We will ask them to take a rose, put it in a vase and we will save those roses and make them part of the permanent memorial when it is eventually built”. Mayor Bloomberg
“I think the families. They wanted to be able to interact with Ground Zero in some way. And think about what you do a year after someone dies. You go to the cemetery, you pay your respects, you lay a stone, you lay a flower, and the Mayor and the Governor have seen to it that the families can try to go down that ramp and do that, because for them that is sacred ground” Christy Ferer
Or maybe what you said before the second anniversary
“On this September 11th, the hearts and minds of our City, our country and freedom-loving people from around the world, will again turn toward the World Trade Center site,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “This will be the second time that we as friends, as families, and as one community, will gather to remember a tragic day which has become synonymous with not only great sorrow and loss, but also courage and resilience. Our intent is to hold a ceremony that is simple and powerful and that honors the memory of those lost, so we can remember and reflect. Forever mindful of the grief still felt by the families, and our desire to honor the heroes of that day, we plan to mark this anniversary as a day of remembrance and pride, but equally as a day on which we turn toward the future. In keeping with that, we will ask our children to take the lead in the ceremony. It is in them that the spirit of our City lives on.”
Well we do remember.
But we also remember when the discovery of even one human remain would be disturbing news.
We also remember when the discovery of 170 remains in a week would have sent shock waves through New York
But unfortunately over the past few years you and your administration have forgotten
And forgotten at the expense of the 9/11families.
The spin doctors continue to work their magic and legitimate family concern is depicted as complaining.
And the families who you once claimed to pay close attention to are now considered a nuisance.
And the families’ attempt to mitigate this situation is depicted as a boycott.
This is not a boycott as we do not enforce our will on anyone.
We hope you will consider the compromise solution that we have presented.
As Hugh White stated “When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.”
Mayor Bloomberg the future is yet in your power.
Put It Above Ground