NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - The 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is just days away.
People from all over came to pay their respects at Ground Zero on Thursday. Several other remembrance and dedication ceremonies were held throughout the city.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams unveiled a banner with the names of the 266 Brooklyn residents who died on that fateful day.
"We will not be remembered by the falling of buildings on 9/11," Adams said. "We'll be remembered by the rising of the nation on 9/12."
Family members of the fallen heroes shared devastating stories.
The Ground Zero Museum Workshop unveiled a small sculpture made by a Brooklyn artist. The steel and glass come from the original World Trade Center.
"We're very proud to have it," Gary Marlon Suson, the museum's founder, said. "It has a story behind it and we're going to incorporate this into our daily tours."
The FDNY added 32 names to the Memorial Wall in Brooklyn to honor department members who died of illnesses related to their work in the 9/11 rescue and recovery effort.
"It's a symbol of our department's bravery and it demonstrates the dangers our members face and the lengths they will go to honor their sworn oaths," Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.
On Monday, September 11, hundreds of people, including elected officials and victims' families, will gather at Ground Zero for the annual commemoration ceremony.