Thousands Gather For 9/11 Memorial Ceremony In Lower Manhattan

Thousands Gather For 9/11 Memorial Ceremony In Lower Manhattan

Thousands Gather For 9/11 Memorial Ceremony In Lower Manhattan

More than 1,000 people gathered at Ground Zero for a remembrance ceremony in honor of the victims killed 15 years ago on September 11, 2001.

Commemorations in NY begin at 8:46 a.m. ET with a citywide moment of silence marking the moment the first plane hit the World Trade Center's North Tower.

Today marks sixteen years since almost 3,000 people lost their lives in the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

An investigation determined four al-Qaeda hijackers crashed the plane after the passengers and crew fought to wrest control of the aircraft, preventing it from reaching Washington.

Most of those who perished were civilians, except for 343 firefighters and 71 law enforcement officers who died in the World Trade Center, and on the ground in New York City.

The U.S. on Monday is marking the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attack that killed almost 3,000. At 9:37 a.m. that day, a plane crashed into the Pentagon.

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Some have never even had a chance to meet the relatives they lost on September 11, 2001.

In Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Vice-President Mike Pence addressed hundreds of people, including relatives of victims of United Flight 93, at a sombre service.

40 chimes, playing all in harmony, in remembrance of the 40 people who died in the plane crash on 9/11 here in Shanksville.

"The terrorists who attacked us thought they could incite fear and weaken the spirit".

According to the proposed map on the organization's website, the looped trail will travel south from the World Trade Center into New Jersey and follow a large portion of the Delaware & Raritan Canal before crossing into Morrisville on the Calhoun Street Bridge.

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