President Nathan Petrelli unveils a plaque commemorating victims of the explosion during a memorial service.
|Location:||New York, NY|
Sylar, masquerading as U.S. President Nathan Petrelli, holds a memorial service at Ground Zero in order to commemorate the five year anniversary of the explosion. He reads out a speech where he sends out his condolences to the families who lost loved ones during the explosion. A plaque is also unveiled which holds a list of all the deceased individuals.
"Sacrifice is something that we're all too familiar with. We've all lost. We've all mourned. And we've all had to become soldiers--heroes--protecting one another from the gravest of dangers. This is a battle that none of us wanted, one that we entered with a heavy heart, knowing that the enemy was ourselves. We've won battles the world over, not only against those that would do us harm, but against poverty, reclaiming the environment. But we do not forget the price that we've had to pay, the laws that we've had to pass to keep our citizens safe to preserve our way of life. Our hope has always been that a great peace is on the horizon, that one day wounds would be healed and salvation could be found. I'm here to tell you that that day is today. I'm proud to announce that we have developed a treatment, a method to reverse the genetic code. The first clinics will open next month across the world. And soon, we can begin lifting restrictions. Cities and families can be reunited. And we can finally live without fear. We've been vigilant. We have been uncompromising. And our efforts have paid off. The nightmare is over. The world is saved."
- Many of the names engraved on the memorial are the names of real-life crew members and NBC executives.
- For other uses of explosion, see explosion (disambig).
- For other uses of memorial, see memorial (disambig).
- For the explosion memorial in the present, see Kirby Plaza.
- For a conceptual sketch of the explosion memorial, see here.