It's been 5-years since suicide bombers struck Britain’s transit system, killing 52 people. Survivors and victim's families marked the anniversary with a small gathering at the official memorial. Even as they mourn their loss, terror officials warn that the country remains at risk.
Relatives and survivors prayed and laid flowers to honor those killed in the attacks on London's transit system.
It's the fifth anniversary of the day four British-born Muslim extremists blew themselves up, killing 52 people and injuring more than 950.
John Taylor’s 24 year old daughter Carrie died in the attacks.
Taylor said, “Eventually you get used to it, but you never get over it. Its just one of those things you go to bed with it, you wake up with it and you think about it 10 times a day.”
There was no formal ceremony, just a small gathering of relatives and survivors at the memorial in Hyde Park.
Each column at the park represents a person who was killed in the attacks of July 7th, but they're not individually named. Just the date, the time of the attack, and where they lost their lives.
The idea: that the dead should be remembered as a collective -- as one.
And it’s in solidarity that some survivors of 9/11 came here to help in the healing process.
“When someone inflicts that much pain as terrorism does, we need, we're all bounded as human beings to reach out and help each other,” said one 9/11 survivor, Bonnie Giebfried.
Britain has increased security that's helped stop several terror plots. Still the country operates under 'severe terror risk.'
An international security analyst, James Blake said, “The threat certainly is probably of an equal level as it was in 2005.”
While relatives mourn for the victims of Britain’s worst terrorist attack, anti-terrorism officials warn it's not 'if' the next attack will come...but ‘when.'
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