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  Ground Zero memorial service held in US
Updated 29 October 2001, 13.24

Family and friends of victims of the World Trade Centre terrorist attacks on 11 September remembered their loved ones at a special service on Sunday.

About 2,000 people, including 60 relatives of Britons who died attended the service at what's now known as 'Ground Zero - the site of the attacks.

Prayers

The service was for all religions and prayers were said for victims, along with moving music from celebrities.


Workers clearing rubble at Ground Zero stopped for the service, although fire hoses stayed in place as the ruins are still smouldering.

Flowers

The smoking remains of the Twin Towers were surrounded by yellow, white and purple flowers and families held up photos of those who died.

Afterwards relatives were given an urn full of soil from the ruined site by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who said families found the service "comforting and supportive".

It's hard for many relatives as they haven't been able to have proper funerals. Many who died have not been found yet and it's the closest some of the friends and families have been to Ground Zero.


 
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