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Families Hold Tribute for Victims of 1993 World Trade Center Bombing on 24th Anniversary

The 1993 attack killed six people and injured 1,000

Families gathered in lower Manhattan Sunday for a tribute to the victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

NYPD officers, family members and friends of the six victims gathered at the 9/11 Memorial on the crisp afternoon and went silent at 12:18 p.m. to mark the time of the attack that happened nearly a quarter of a century ago and remember the lives lost that day.

Several people lined up along the cascading waterfall to lay colorful roses against the names etched into the memorial's granite structure. Members of the Pipes and Drums of the Emerald Society played bagpipes as they marched along the waterfall in red or navy jackets adorned with golden buttons.

"It's important that we continue to gather to celebrate lives well lived, to commemorate the public service and private service of those who died today," said Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Pat Foye. "Most important is that we continue together today to remember the six people and child who were murdered that day."

The 1993 bombing killed six people — and an unborn child — and injured more than 1,000. A truck bomb exploded below the trade center's north tower on Feb. 26.

It was one of the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. History at the time. The attack was overshadowed by the events of Sept. 1, 2001, when terrorists used hijacked airplanes to destroy the towers and kill nearly 3,000 people.

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