Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

'We were not ready': NY remembers 1993 trade center bombing

The World Trade Center's operators apologized Monday to relatives of people killed in the 1993 bombing there, saying the country was unprepared for a terror attack that foreshadowed 9/11. The families urged people to understand its legacy.

Victims' families, survivors, first responders and others marked the bombing's 25th anniversary on what is now the Sept. 11 memorial plaza. They observed a silent moment, read victims' names, laid roses on the memorial and reflected on an explosion that became a telling signal of terrorists' aims.

"We were not ready for what visited us that day. Americans were not ready for what visited them that day," said Kevin O'Toole,...