Sunday, September 11, 2011
The Skies Shed Tears During Paris Commemoration of 911 Attacks
During the tenth anniversary commemoration of the 9-11 attacks in Trocadéro square in Paris across from the Eiffel Tower (the second largest 911 commemoration in the world next to those in Manhattan itself, according to the organizers in The French Will Never Forget association), Grace Weber and Blaine Krauss sing America the Beautiful under Jean-Pierre Heim's recreation of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers before doves are released into the skies.
The hero of the day was Tony Benetatos, the FDNY firefighter featured in the Naudet brothers' "9/11" documentary, who was given several medals, including one by U.S. Ambassador to France Charles Rivkin.
Eventually, the rains stopped, the sky got lighter, and the sun came out and that night, a concert took place under a full moon…
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• André Glucksmann: Bin Laden Is Gone, Not The Strategy of Radical Hatred Without Quarter
• Le Monde's 911 Commemorations