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Photos by DAVID KATZ/Daily, AP. Photo illustration by DANNY MOLOSHOK/Daily
Above: Last night saw students and Ann Arbor community members gather at the Diag, about 16 hours after bagpipers in New York marched toward
Ground Zero; Left: President Bush's final stop on his three-city tour was New York, where he addressed the nation from Ellis Island.

Atmosphere in New

York shfts as

citizens remember Sept. 11,


By Elizabeth Kassab and Shannon Pettypiece
Daily News Editors
NEW YORK - Many stores did not open their doors until 11 a.m. or noon,
digital advertisements in Times Square were replaced by images of the stars and
bars, and there was an ever-present awareness of the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Bush addresses nation

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NEW YORK (AP) - With words of comfort
and resolve, President Bush joined the nation
yesterday in remembering "a year of sorrow, of
empty places" since the terrorist attacks that
killed thousands and drew America into war. He
vowed victory over "history's latest gang of
The Statue of Liberty and a forever-altered
skyline were at his back as Bush spoke from Ellis
Island, the first stop of immigrants and a symbol
of American tolerance and independence.
"This nation has defeated tyrants, liberated
death camps and raised this lamp of liberty to
every captive land," Bush said.
"We have no intention of ignoring or appeasing
history's latest gang of fanatics trying to murder
their way to power. They are discovering, as oth-
erT hefore them the resolve nf a Qreat democra-

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terrorism - a rebuilt and now unblemished Pen-
tagon, a field of golden grass in Pennsylvania and
the dusty, seven-story-deep hole where the trade
center towers once soared.
"In the ruins of two towers, under a flag
unfurled at the Pentagon, at the funerals of the
lost, we have made a sacred promise to our-
selves and the world: We will not relent until
justice is done and our nation is secured. What
our enemies have begun, we will finish," Bush
At each of Bush's stops, the sky was clear and
blue - as it was a year ago when terrorists shat-
tered the peace.
His every move was accompanied by stringent
security as the nation remained on high alert for
another attack.
Vice President Dick Chenev was at an undis-

More subdued than usual, New York City
made it through the first anniversary of the
terrorist attacks that leveled the World Trade
"It's very somber, very serious," World War
II veteran Ed Hunt said.
Hunt spent the day in the city where he was
born and raised, praying in St. Patrick's Cathe-
dral and then making his way through the city
to the Brooklyn Bridge, near the former site
of the World Trade Center.
"I'm a New Yorker. I had to be here," said
Hunt, who now lives in New Jersey.
He burst into song in Times Square, singing
the notes of "God Bless America" as he
watched live coverage of the ceremony at the
Pentagon on NBC's giant television screen.
When asked why, he replied simply, "Pride.
Pride in my country."
That same sense of pride was evidenced
by the scores of people wearing red, white
and blue.
"A lot of people want to wear the flag
again," said Meng Chen, a cashier at a shop
called New York Skyline. Chen said there had
been a small increase in the number of patri-
otic merchandise in the past few days.
Donning a bright shirt covered with Ameri-
can flags, Ed Peck ascended to the observa-
tion deck on the 86th floor of the Empire
State Building, the tallest building in New
York City since the Twin Towers fell.
"I'm in New York today because it's Sept.
11, to show support for our nation, to thumb
my nose at those who did it," he said.

Zero), but we felt it was for the families
today," he said.
From the Empire State Building, visitors
could see the gap in the skyline left by the
World Trade Center and the American flags
on the buildings around Ground Zero.
"It's a good point of interest for viewing
where it used to be," said Morrow, who met
friends from England to see the city.
Along with the disbelief that the Twin Tow-
ers were gone, there was a sense of keeping
memories alive so that no similar attacks hap-
pen in the future.
"It's going to be in our memory for a long,
long time," said Jack Singh, an operations
specialist at First Republic Bank. "Hopefully,
things will get better, and we take life as it"
Many of New York's boroughs also felt the
somber mood of the day, as many described
their neighborhoods as eerily quiet and calm.
In Harlem, sidewalks that are normally
lined with more than 25 or 30 street venders
only had two or three, and store employees
said business was much lower than in past
weeks or pervious years.
"The streets never seem empty except for
today," said Albert Marrero, who works at
HMV Records in Harlem. "People in this area
have been hit very hard by Sept. 11 ... it is
definitely noticeable.
Marrero added that although people were
buying very little, what they did buy yester-
day was related to Sept. 11, like commemora-
tive compact discs, movies and posters.

attacks and why they are important, an official
from the superintendent's office said.
In the offices surrounding Ground Zero
many people chose not to attend work,
employees said, and surrounding businesses,
like coffee shops and restaurants, had notice-
ably fewer customers.
Marc Lingant, who works across the street
from Ground Zero, said he chose to go into
work to take his mind off the attacks, but oth-
ers in his office had to take the day off
because of the emotional strain put on them
by the one-year anniversary.
"Today is pretty hectic," said Marc Lingant,
as he stepped out of the office for a few min-
utes to attend the ceremonies at Ground Zero.
"People are calling in cause they didn't feel
up to it."
Lingant was working near the World Trade
Center last year when it was attacked. He said
he has been spending almost every moment of
the day thinking about what he was doing a year
ago. At the office, Lingant said there was a very
serious mood and people were less talkative.
At one restaurant near Ground Zero, an
employee said business was much slower than
normal and will be closed today because they
are expecting a lot of people will take off
work today as well.
In a predominately Hispanic area of
Queens, many said they share the sense of
loss with their fellow New Yorkers even
though their neighborhood was not as directly
"It is a very sad day for my family," said

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