On Sunday evening powerful laser beams shone upwards from Ground Zero in New York, reminding the world of the iconic twin towers felled in a terrorist attack that changed not just the Manhattan skyline but the world as well.
The memorial services for the victims of September 11 culminated in a Concert for Hope at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, where President Obama said the ten years since 2001 have shown American resolve to beat terrorism.
“Today it’s worth remembering what has not changed. Our character as a nation has not changed. And our faith, in God and in each other, has not changed”
The concert program included various reflections on the events a decade ago, poetry and music, both popular and classical.