Bennington Dedicates New 9/11 Monument

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The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was observed in Vermont by the dedication of a monument containing a piece of bent steel from the wreckage of the World Trade Center.

In Bennington, about 600 people gathered Sunday on a blocked-off street for the unveiling of the memorials, solemnly watching and listening to an hour-long ceremony that included songs, wreath presentations, an address by a victim’s father and the ringing of a ship’s bell four times – one for each of the attacks.

Don Goodrich, whose 34-year-old son Peter was killed when United Airlines flight 175 hit the south tower, told those gathered that it is through acts of faith, hope and love that ordinary people can counteract the hatred symbolized by the 2001 attacks.

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