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Laotian Business Near WTC Still Struggling Two Years After  9/11 - 2003-09-11


As 9/11 is remembered on this second anniversary, "Mangez Avec Moi" owner, Mrs. Maly Ongkeo, tells VOA that business is still slow and sometimes her restaurant doesn't even make enough to pay the monthly rent.

Nineteen terrorists hijacked four airplanes on the East Coast on September 11, 2001. They crashed two planes into the World Trade Center in New York City. The area where the two towers stood is now called Ground Zero. A third plane hit the Pentagon, and the fourth one crashed in a field near Shanksville, Penn.

On this second anniversary of 9/11, VOA presents an overview of the attacks and its impacts on Laotian-Americans running a business or working near the attack sites in New York and in Washington.

In a solemn ceremony at the White House on Sept. 10th, President George W. Bush said "The memories of September 11th will never leave us. We will never forget the burning towers and the last phone calls and the smoke over Arlington."

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