Chandler family mourns at Ground Zero on 9/11 anniversaryPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX - On Sunday Patti Marzocchi will be among thousands commemorating the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks at Ground Zero.
Marzocchi, of Chandler, lost her sister Sharon Millan, 29, on 9/11. She had worked in a law firm in the north tower of the World Trade Center.
On Friday Marzocchi, her husband, son and mother, left Phoenix for New York.
"I felt like I had to be there," said Marzocchi. "We never recovered her body, so to me it's sacred ground, to me it's where she died and it's where I pay my respects."
Concerns about a credible terror threat weighed on Marzocchi's mind as they prepared to board a plane to John F. Kennedy Airport.
"It's a thought process that you think about, but, we have to go," said Gerard Marzocchi, Patty's husband.
"Actually, I changed my plans," said Patty. The family had planned to spend Saturday touring Manhattan but instead will stay outside of the borough and avoid bridges and tunnels.
They have no reservations about attending Sunday's memorial. "It's a lot of mixed feelings, but I'm just so happy to be there, I want to see the rebirth of ground zero," Marzocchi said.