By John McDevitt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The City of Philadelphia held a patriotic ceremony today in Old City today to remember the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks thirteen years ago.READ MORE: COVID-19 Booster Shots: Who Will Get Third Shot, And How Soon?
A procession, led by the Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums corps (top photo), started at the Firemen’s Hall Museum and made its way to the nearby Betsy Ross House.
“Our country suffered an incredible tragedy that shocked all of us to our core,” said mayor Michael Nutter at the commemorative ceremonies. “The day will of course forever stand out in our minds. Loved ones and friends, and others we did not know, who lost their lives will remain forever in our hearts and in our souls.”
There was the sounding of a memorial bell to remember the victims of 9/11.READ MORE: Philadelphia Welcomes FIFA, US Soccer As City Vies To Be A Host City For World Cup 2026
The Council Rock South High School marching band also performed, many students saying it was an honor to be able to be a part of the ceremony.MORE NEWS: 'Somebody Better Give Me My Food': Woman Pulls Gun On Philadelphia Chipotle Cashier Demanding Food, Police Say