The Aftermath: Latest Developments
09/15/2001 AT 12:41 PM EDT
New Yorkers, including Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, turned out for Saturday's funerals of the Fire Department's First Deputy Commissioner William Feehan, Chief of Department Peter Ganci and Department Chaplain Mychal Judge. (Judge was the first body to be removed from the World Trade Center, where he had been administering last rites to fallen firemen, before the tower collapsed and killed him. As was noted during his eulogy, many believe that Judge will be the first soul to welcome the others into Heaven.) The men were among the estimated 350 members of the department who were lost during the rescue effort.
The number of missing in New York's World Trade Center climbed to 4,972, which is 255 more than estimated on Friday, according to Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik.
Remains of 152 people have been recovered and 92 of those have been identified, Kerik said. Only five people have been pulled out alive, two on Tuesday and three on Wednesday.
Government authorities have said that 189 people -- a combination of military and civilian employees on the ground and the passengers and crewmembers in the plane -- are believed to have died in the attack on the Pentagon.
In a tearful tribute before friends and relatives of those 52 victims of United Flight 93, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge said at a Friday vigil attended by thousands of people, "The passengers on that plane decided to fight back their hijackers. They undoubtedly saved hundreds, if not thousands, of lives in the process. They sacrificed themselves for others -- the ultimate sacrifice."
Meanwhile, the nation remained in mourning. Most weekend sporting events were canceled, including Major League baseball and National Football League play -- something that did not happen even once during all of World War II or in response to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.