2002-03-14 / Other News

"Tribute In Light" Dedication Ends Day Of Remembrance

"Tribute In Light" Dedication Ends Day Of Remembrance

69th Precinct police officers at Monday morning's roll call listen as names of fellow officers who died in the September 11 WTC disaster were read.                    				         Charles Rogers69th Precinct police officers at Monday morning's roll call listen as names of fellow officers who died in the September 11 WTC disaster were read. Charles Rogers

"And yet Sept. 11 will also stand for our response, which was to respond to evil with good, to respond to terror with love," he added.

At police precincts citywide, including the 69th Pct. on Rockaway Parkway, the names of the 23 officers killed were read aloud at 8:30 a.m.

Assistant Chief Joseph Fox issued a statement, which read in part, "In our city’s darkest hour, when they were called upon to act, they did so with great valor, and inb the highest tradition of the New York Coity Police Department."

During the Battery Park ceremony, city officials also dedicated a sculpture damaged in the Sept. 11 attack as a temporary memorial to the victims.

"The Sphere,’’ a steel and bronze sculpture that stood in the fountain of the trade center plaza, was gashed and partially crushed by falling debris. It was created in 1971 by artist Fritz Koenig and was dedicated as a monument to world peace through international trade.

"The sphere may be damaged..." Bloomberg said, "but the real memorial will be in our hearts."

Bloomberg said the globe probably would serve as a centerpiece for a permanent memorial.

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