Vincentian Andre Cox remembered after 9/11
September 14, 2007

Vincentian Andre Cox remembered after 9/11

“What happened on that day when terror struck?”

This is the question that was asked by the Minister of Culture Rene Baptiste as she made remarks at the memorial service for the late Andre Colin Cox who lost his life in the September 11, 2001, attack in New York.{{more}}

As family and friends came together to remember Cox, the atmosphere was filled with the sound of music, persons humming along, while the pannist played gospel

songs on the steel pan, prayers and the reading of the Gospel as persons listened.

Cox, a Vincentian who resided at New Montrose before he migrated to the United States, was at work in the World Trade Centre on that fateful day.

The Minister, who is also Parliamentary Representative for West Kingstown, is also of the opinion that events of September 11, 2001, have caused us to start fresh in relation to our Caricom agenda, and since we have drawn closer we have become more mindful of our own institutional arrangements.

She also took the opportunity to plead with Vincentians to retain our morals and values and pass them on to the next generation, since we have cast away our family values and replaced them with some “flimsy and dirty” ones.

The service took place at the Botanic Gardens on Tuesday. (SB)