Battleship Iowa Honors The Fallen Of 9/11 Attacks - New York News

Battleship Iowa Honors The Fallen Of 9/11 Attacks

Posted: Updated:
Mary Lou Lopez Mary Lou Lopez
Marine Sergeant David Vegas Marine Sergeant David Vegas
San Pedro, CA -

(FOX 11 / CNS) The Pacific Battleship Center will honor fallen first-responders of 9/11 during a day of observance commemorating the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

The event -- part of the Battleship IOWA Remembers series -- will take place aboard Battleship Iowa and feature a presentation of colors and ceremonial wreath.

From Hal Eisner:

Mary Lou Lopez held a small flag, had a top with a sequined American Flag today and wore her feelings on her sleeve. Lopez sobbed throughout a short memorial service on the US Iowa remembering those who died on 9/11. The tears were falling from her eyes as she remembered the morning of 9/11/01 as if it were yesterday. She remembered "those poor people" she saw on TV who died. There were tears for the rescuers who ran toward the danger instead of away from it. The "poor people" who, she says, could have been any one of us.

There were 20 or 30 people who came out to the one-time US battleship to remember the terrorist attack 12 years ago. Every one I spoke with said the images were clearly still in their minds. Sgt. David Vegas told me he joined the Marines because of those images stuck in his head. He decided he wanted to defend our country. On this 9/11 he led the color guard that started this year's service. Taps, ringing bells, reading of victims names ... all part of the ceremony in which the message was, as with all of these services, never forget. Mary Lou Lopez says she never will.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Times Square, 1 WTC go gold for childhood cancer awareness

    Times Square, 1 WTC go gold for childhood cancer awareness

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:20:23 GMT
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
  • Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:00:24 GMT
    An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a...
    An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.
  • Deadly crash in Lincoln Tunnel

    Deadly crash in Lincoln Tunnel

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:15:54 GMT

    Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel.  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.


    Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel.  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.



Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices