Deputy Chief of Mission and Polish Officials Honor Victims of September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks

On September 11 in Warsaw, Deputy Chief of Mission B. Bix Aliu attended a solemn commemoration honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks that took place in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia 19 years ago on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.  The combined attacks by the terrorist group al-Qaeda killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 individuals, and caused roughly $10 billion in property damage. The commemoration took place at the September 11 Victims’ Memorial located in Warsaw’s Skaryszewski Park. The commemoration was organized by the District of Praga-Poludnie and co-hosted by Deputy District Mayor Izabela Szostak-Smith.  After the moment of silence and a poignant signal from a fire truck at 2:46 pm, which coincided with 8:46 am in the United States when the first hijacked plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center, Deputy Chief of Mission Aliu and Deputy District Mayor Izabela Szostak-Smith placed wreaths at the September 11 memorial to pay tribute to the victims.  The U.S. Diplomatic Mission  would like to thank the District of Praga-Poludnie, Poland’s authorities, and the Polish people for their sharing of our national grief on this solemn occasion.