9/11 Tributes In Place Around New York City

President Bush will be in the city Sunday, the eve of the fifth anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks.

President Bush will be in the city Sunday, the eve of the fifth anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks.

The President will return to the World Trade Center site Sunday evening, to lay a wreath where the Twin Towers once stood.

Afterwards, he'll attend a prayer service at Saint Paul's Chapel.

The President will visit a Downtown firehouse Monday morning. He will later attend memorial events at both the Pennsylvania crash site of Flight 93 and the Pentagon.

He is scheduled to make a speech from the Oval Office Monday night.

Governor George Pataki will salute first responders from 38 states and some parts of Canada in a noontime ceremony Sunday.

Among those scheduled to attend are Port Authority police officers Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin, the subjects of the recent movie "World Trade Center."

Meanwhile, a number of tributes to the victims of the September 11th attacks are now in place around the city.

Two new memorial quilts were unveiled yesterday. One is a massive quilt that features the name and face of every victim of the attacks.

The other quilt, presented to the Port Authority, honors their 47 civilian workers who were killed.

Both quilts come from Florida-based non-profit 'America's 9-11 Memorial Quilts.

Family members of victims call the finished product a powerful tribute.

"You know we're not alone in this," said Maria Palazzola-Alfano. "I might have lost a brother, my brother Richard, but so many other people who have lost have come here to come together to celebrate and to commemorate their lives in memory."

The quilts will ultimately be displayed at the World Trade Center Memorial Museum.

Several large American flags are also on display. The largest free-flying flag in the world is hanging on the George Washington Bridge. It weighs more than 450-pounds and its stripes are each 5 feet wide.

Another large flag once flew in the same spot. It was taken down before the terrorist attack so the bridge could be painted, but was hung up again in the week following September 11th.

Officials say it will fly from dawn till dusk until tomorrow night.

In Chinatown, a scaled down, but still very large flag is hanging on a five-story building at Mott and Hester Streets. The flag was at one time raised at the World Trade Center site.

On Saturday, a street In Inwood was renamed for a firefighter killed on 9/11.

A section of Broadway at 212th Street is now called Lieutenant Joseph Leavey Way. The stretch is located right in front of where Leavey grew up.

His sister says even as a child, Leavey dreamed of being a firefighter.

"This is where Joseph would look out as the fire trucks would go up and down North and South Broadway. He had a dream, and he followed true in his dream," said Nora Coco. :He was a very committed individual. He sacrificed himself for others, and we're very proud of him."

In Queens, local politicians and residents gathered Saturday to dedicate a plaque in memory of the 36 9/11 victims who worked or lived in Woodside.

The plaque, which is five feet wide and four feet tall, now calls the Doughboy Park at 56th Street and Woodside Avenue home.

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