Bronx elected officials host annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony
First responders, loved ones, and local leaders all gathered to honor the lives of the 144 Bronx residents who were lost on 9/11.
The words "we will not forget" echoed through the room at The Rotunda at the Bronx Borough President's office as the lives of those victims were remembered.
"I haven't gone down to the site as of yet because I can't face it, so this is where I come every year. And I'm happy they do it every year," said Theresa Noel, who lost her 22-year-old son who was working as a switch engineer on 9/11. "He was a very good son. He made me laugh a lot and I miss him very much."
Curtis' name was among the many that were recited as a moment of silence was given for the victims. Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson gave a few remarks, and shared what it means to see the families of the victims attend the ceremony.
"I appreciate the loved ones that do show up every year, because I can only imagine the pain and heartache they feel," said Gibson.
The hallway of the Bronx Courthouse holds a memorial dedicated to the 144 lost lives that will never be forgotten