Updated: 2008-09-11 16:39:13
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By: SeeMaxPix 
The 9/11 Commemoration

A poignant moment descended on the South Sligo town of Ballymote at 11am this morning as the American National Anthem was played at the General Corcoran National Monument. Crowds assembled at the only site in Ireland where steel from the Twin Towers in encased at the base of the monument. The steel, clearly visible through protective reinforced glass was donated to the town by the Lynch family whose son Michael a New York firefighter was killed on the day of the attack. Here are some photographic mementos of the day

Sgt. Christy Murphy, Fr. Johnson and Supt. Kevin Ginty
Sgt. Christy Murphy, Fr. Johnson and Supt. Kevin Ginty
Bernie McHugh, Chris Mulhearn and Paddy Egan
Bernie McHugh, Chris Mulhearn and Paddy Egan
Paul Comney Sligo's Fire Chief with John Perry TD and Guest of Honour John Murphy, Abbott Ireland
Paul Comney Sligo's Fire Chief with John Perry TD and Guest of Honour John Murphy, Abbott Ireland
John Perry TD delivers his oration
John Perry TD delivers his oration
A peaceful moment
A peaceful moment
Cllr. Pat Mcgrath with Supt. Kevin Ginty
Cllr. Pat Mcgrath with Supt. Kevin Ginty
Pensive
Pensive
Some of the crowd who braved the elements to pay their respects
Some of the crowd who braved the elements to pay their respects
Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Jude Devins giving an oration
Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Jude Devins giving an oration
Ballymote Fire Brigade members formed a Guard of Honour
Ballymote Fire Brigade members formed a Guard of Honour
John Perry TD with Joe McCann, President of Sligo Chamber of Commerce
John Perry TD with Joe McCann, President of Sligo Chamber of Commerce