Fifteen Years Later, New York City Remembers

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"From Ground Zero to Liberty State Park across the Hudson, people commemorated the 9/11 attacks with speeches, music and tears.

"Bells tolled, prayers were whispered, and hymns were sung, Sunday, as New Yorkers marked the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center that cost the lives of nearly 3,000 people.  NY City Lens reporters covered some of the memorial services."

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MARCH ACROSS BROOKLYN BRIDGE, MASS, AND MOZART REQUIEM TO HONOR FIREFIGHTERS KILLED ON 9-11

The Diocese of Brooklyn posted the following announcement on August 30, 2016:

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, a solemn march, Mass, and rare performance of the Mozart Requiem will pay tribute to FDNY firefighters and all those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attacks 15 years ago.

Beginning at 10:00 a.m., firefighters from across the country will join New York City’s bravest and families of the fallen at ground zero in lower Manhattan. From there, the group will march 24 flags in single file across the Brooklyn Bridge. Each flag will represent a firefighter from Battalion 57 in Brooklyn killed in the line of duty at the World Trade Center. Their bodies were never recovered. The journey from ground zero to Brooklyn serves to symbolically bring the brothers back home. The procession will include an FDNY ceremonial flag for every New York City Firefighter killed on 9/11 and an American flag, in remembrance of all who died on that Day.

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"Verdi's Heroes and Heroines"

Yesterday, our New Jersey Schiller Institute chorus traveled to the Catskills to participate in a concert at the Altamura Center for the Arts, titled "Verdi's Heroes and Heroines." Conducted by John Sigerson and held at the Verdi-tuning of A=432Hz, this fantastic concert featured 8 young, professional singers presenting many of the greatest arias and duets by Giuseppe Verdi. All of the singers, who hailed from as far away as Poland, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic were wonderful!

The Schiller Institute chorus presented the gripping and poignant Prisoners Chorus from Beethoven's Fidelio, Verdi's famous Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore, and was joined by all of the soloists to end the event with the National Anthem of Italy, Verdi's great "Va Pensiero" chorus from Nabucco.


A Memorial Tribute to Sylvia Olden Lee

(Article by Dennis Speed, published in the July 8, 2016 issue of Executive Intelligence Review)

July 5—Lyndon LaRouche’s “Manhattan Project” to restore Hamilton’s Presidency to the United States by removing the “presidential pretense” that is the Obama Administration from power, is on a daily basis actively deliberating upon the following problem with thousands of people in the metropolitan area: “Is it possible, in a time of crisis such as this one, to avoid our impending national suicide?” The capacity of nations and empires for indifferent, sometimes sudden, and even festive self-destruction seems boundless, as it does in the trans-Atlantic sector today, an apparently uncontrollable societal compulsion.

Far more civilizations have failed than have succeeded in human history. Is that about to become our fate as well? Does the principle of self-government through human creativity, the shadow of which is cast in the Preamble of the United States Constitution and the first sections of the Declaration of Independence, provide a sufficient basis for some set of Americans, who are simultaneously United States patriots as well as world-citizens, to change the fate about to be thrust upon us by the scythe of history? Could that fate not be avoided by America in the same way that Edgar Poe’s protagonist avoided his, in Poe’s famous story, “The Pit and the Pendulum”—by thinking creatively?

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