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Aussie victims to be honoured at Manhattan Catholic church

The Epiphany Catholic Church on Manhattan's east side is to host a memorial service for the Australian community in New York who lost family and friends in the 11 September terrorist attacks.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade believes up to 15 Australians lost their lives in the attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

The service will be held at 1:00 am Eastern Australian time on September 12.

There is a 15,000-strong Australian community in New York.

New York's five boroughs will hold processions to the site of Ground Zero, followed by a minute's silence, after which state Governor George Pataki will read the Gettysburg Address. Former mayor Rudolph Giuliani will then read some of the 2823 names of the people killed in the WTC attack. Other readers include victims' family members and colleagues.


9 Aug 2002