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Police Memorial Procession in Lower Manhattan Marks 15 Years Since 9/11

Mayor de Blasio and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Charles Johnson will speak on the 63rd floor of One World Trade Center before the procession.

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    Police officers led a somber procession through Lower Manhattan to honor the 23 NYPD officers killed on 9/11. Rana Novini reports. (Published Friday, Sept. 9, 2016)

    An NYPD pipe band lead a march of police officers by the World Trade Center site on Friday afternoon to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and to honor the people who lost their lives that day and in the years after. 

    The NYPD Emerald Society lead pipes and drums from across the country in the procession from Cedar Street and Broadway to the New York City Police Memorial in Battery Park City. 

    Mayor de Blasio and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Charles Johnson spoke on the 63rd floor of One World Trade Center before the procession. 

    Seventy-two police officers were among the 2,606 killed in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center 15 years ago Sunday, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Hundreds more people died in the following months and years.

    The NYPD created a video series to tell the stories of those lost that day. Watch the videos here