Remembering the 9/11 attacks, 18 years later

People leave flowers during the September 11 Commemoration Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center

People leave flowers during the September 11 Commemoration Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center

On Wednesday night, the skies of NY will be lit up with the Tribute in Lights, which is two beam of light that symbolize the Twin Towers.

When he arrived at the Pentagon, he was greeted by Defense Secretary Mark Esper. The attack on the World Trade Center in NYC remains the deadliest act of terror in United States history.

Moments of silence were observed Wednesday at the exact minutes that the planes hit the two World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon as well as the crash in Pennsylvania. "I know that you're watching over us right now".

Loved ones are reading the names of those killed in the 9/11 terror attacks at a ceremony at ground zero.

The annual observance will begin at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Memorial Plaza adjacent to the Wall of Names, according to a press release, At 10:03 a.m., the moment Flight 93 crashed, the names of the passengers and crew members were read and Bells of Remembrance rung in their memory.

Al-Qaeda hijacked a total of four planes.

Relatives of victims, police officers, firefighters and city leaders gathered at the National September 11 Memorial to mark the 18th anniversary of the deadliest single attack on U.S. soil.

Friends and family of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, pause at the National September 11 Memorial during a morning commemoration ceremony for the victims of the terrorist attacks Eighteen years after the day on September 11, 2019 in New York City.

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President Trump will attend an observance at the Pentagon and Vice President Mike Pence will speak at a memorial service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Former President George W. Bush, the commander-in-chief at the time of the 2001 attacks, is due at an afternoon wreath-laying at the Pentagon.

The political legacy of the 9/11 flowed into the ground zero ceremony, too.

The nation is still grappling with the aftermath of 9-11 at ground zero, in Congress and beyond. Since then, 241 police officers and 204 firefighters have died from illnesses related to 9/11, Forbes.com reported.

Almost 3,000 people were killed when terrorist-piloted planes slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the field in Pennsylvania.

A compensation fund for people with potentially September 11-related health problems has awarded more than $5.5 billion so far. Over 51,000 people have applied.

After years of legislative gridlock, dwindling money in the fund and fervent activism by ailing first responders and their advocates, Congress this summer made sure the fund won't run dry.

September 11 is known not only as a day for remembrance and patriotism, but also as a day of service. People around the US continue to volunteer at food banks, schools, home-building projects, park cleanups and other charitable endeavours on and near the anniversary.

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