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Marking Four Years Since 9/11 While Mourning a Fresher Loss

The nation marked the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks yesterday in familiar ways – the readings of long lists of victims, the black bands worn across shined badges, the framed portraits clutched by loved ones – even while struggling with its latest tragedy, the death and devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. The day of grief was remembered against a backdrop of new loss. And it was all but impossible to isolate one event from the other. Speakers, from a ceremony at ground zero to a worship service in Washington, paused to honor the hurricane’s victims, while rescue workers slogging through New Orleans observed moments of silence for their fallen colleagues now four years gone.Full Story

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