WTC Bombing Victims Commemorated 20 Years Later

Category: Politics / Feb 27, 2013 10:12AM EDT
Families who lost their loved ones in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing attended a memorial service and moment of silence on the 20th anniversary of the event in New York on Tuesday (February 26). The February 26, 1993 bombing, in which two men drove a rental van packed with explosives into a public parking garage below the towers, killed six people and injured close to 1,000. Michael Macko, son of William Macko who died in the incident, spoke with Reuters about the day his father passed away. "20 years after losing my dad, in some ways it feels like two decades and some days it feels like yesterday," Macko said. Michael Macko recalled his father parking into the B2 level of the World Trade Center and was stunned when he found out his father's condition. "Being down here on the spot where he was killed, it's a very sad place to be," said Macko. "I honestly don't like coming down here, but it's important to come down here to remember him especially on the anniversary." After a memorial service in the nearby Church of St. Peter, families of those affected by the bombing attended a moment of silence ceremony near the reflecting pool by the north side of the World Trade Center. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former mayor David Dinkins who was in office during the attack, attended the moment of silence as well. Six men were convicted for the attack to the World Trade Center, including alleged mastermind Ramzi Yousef, who had ties to al Qaeda. Video Source: Reuters