JERSEY CITY - While President Barack Obama participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at Ground Zero, a prayer service was held at City Hall in Jersey City today to honor the lives lost in the Sept. 11 attacks.
The service was organized by local clergy and also honored first responders from Jersey City, just days after Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan.
"It's a relief knowing that justice has been done," said Fannie Knight, whose 25-year-old granddaughter Tonyell McDay was killed on Sept. 11.
Thirty-eight residents from Jersey City were killed on Sept. 11. Their names are on the city's waterfront memorial, made from a bent steel beam from the World Trade Center.