It’s been fifteen years since the tragedy of 9/11.
The event has affected and touched us all in some way, and the New York Police Department has decided to honor that this year with the first ever 9/11 parade.
The NYPD will be hosting the special parade next Friday in honor of the 23 officers who lost their lives during the attack, as well as the 99 who passed away from illnesses induced on 9/11.
The procession will be led by bagpipes, and will march from Bowling Green down Battery Place to the NYPD’s Police Memorial Wall. Police and government officials will hold a memorial service at the wall.
Police expect nearly 1,000 people to attend the march, including some families of the fallen officers. The NYPD 9/11 Memorial Parade is on Friday September 9th from noon to 3 p.m.
The event will not conflict with the annual 9/11 service held at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.[via Time Out] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]