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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Before he led a procession of city, state and U.S. officials, all carrying wreaths, clarinetist Dr. Michael White performed "Amazing Grace" to a crowd gathered under a white tent nearby. In marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the ...

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Memorials and second lines in New Orleans commemorate Katrina's 10th anniversary


Before he led a procession of city, state and U.S. officials, all carrying wreaths, clarinetist Dr. Michael White performed "Amazing Grace" to a crowd gathered under a white tent nearby.

In marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and elected officials held a somber memorial for the lives lost in the floods, particularly the dozens of people interred at the memorial.

"They are not unclaimed, because we claim them," Landrieu said.


Coroner Jeffrey Rouse recalled the victims' likely final moments ? knowing they would drown, in their hometown, and in their own home.

"New Orleans is on the path to a better place, (but) we*can't go forward if we can't go forward together," Landrieu said, adding that New Orleans must "recommit ourselves to the notion that no American is left behind."

At the Katrina memorial on Canal Street, Landrieu, Gov. Bobby Jindal and other officials thanked people who helped New Orleanians in the wake of the storm, from the National Guard and Coast Guard to people who just wanted to help.

"The people of Louisiana and New Orleans are madly resilient and tenacious.?
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