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Marines and sailors run through New York City during the World Trade Center Memorial Run in Manhattan, Thursday, May 24, 2007

Photo by GySgt JAmes H. Frank

Marines, Sailors join New York City in remembering 9/11

24 May 2007 | Lance Cpl. Angel J. Velasquez 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

The sound of more than 90 Marines and sailors running and chanting cadence echoed throughout downtown Manhattan May 24 as U.S. servicemembers joined New York City police officers and firefighters in the annual World Trade Center Memorial Run.

The purpose of the two-mile run was to remember and honor the victims and heroes of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

"I thought it was a great event," said Stevin Hopkins, a city firefighter. "I couldn't be any prouder than here with the Marines today."

"The whole event was very nice," said Martha Harling, a New York City native. "It was good to honor the people involved in 9/11."

The run ended in front of the hallowed World Trade Center site.