9/11 ‘can’t become just another day as the years pass’

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'Tribute of Light' illuminates New York on 2013 anniversary of 9/11. (CNS photo/Reuters) ‘Tribute in Light’ illuminates New York on 2013 anniversary of 9/11. (CNS photo/Reuters)

This evening the ”Tribute in Light” — two beams of light symbolizing the former twin towers of the World Trade Center — will illuminate the New York skyline as the city’s observance of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks comes to a close.

The day began with the somber recitation of the names of the victims of the 2001 attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people in New York, Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon.

In New York, names were read from the site of the national 9/11 Memorial -– made up of a museum, a plaza and reflecting pools. Built on eight acres of the land previously occupied by the trade center, the complex pays tribute to the lives lost. New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral maintains a space on its website inviting…

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