Sunday completes 21 years, when terrorists committed the deadliest acts of foreign terror on American soil in New York and the Pentagon. Events across the country pay tribute to the victims of 9/11. Nearly 3,000 Americans died in a hijacked plane crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, along with attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
aOn the site of the World Trade Center towers in New York City, which became known as In the wake of the attacks, will mark the occasion, as will memorial events outside Washington, DC, at Shanksville and the Pentagon in Virginia.
In New York, celebrations at the National September 11th Memorial begin with the silence when American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower at 8:46 a.m. The ceremony also includes a moment of silence held at 9:03 a.m. to observe the time United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower; at 9:37 a.m., when American Airlines Flight 77 collided with the Pentagon; 9:59 am, to mark the fall of the South Tower; 10:30 a.m. to observe the time of the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania; And at 10:28 a.m., to commemorate the fall of the North Tower. Vice President Harris and Doug Emhoff are in New York City and attending.
The families of the victims of the 2001 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombings will read The names of each of the 2,983 victims of 2001 attacks
At the Pentagon, commemorative events include hoisting a flag, laying a wreath and remarks by President Biden. First Lady Jill Biden marks the occasion at the Flight 93 National Memorial Service in Shanksville, where the hijacked flight crashed into a field after passengers fought with the hijackers. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland also commented at the ceremony, which honors the victims, their families, and survivors.,