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Many pay tributes on 9/11 20th anniversary

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Posted at 5:38 PM, Sep 10, 2021

People across the United States and the world will mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Saturday.


Nearly 3,000 people were killed on Sept. 11, 2001, when nineteen hijackers crashed planes into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and an empty field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Family members of the 9/11 victims gathered at the Memorial Plaza in New York City Saturday morning to read the names of those who died in the attack. The Youth Chorus of New York sang the national anthem and the names of all the victims who died that day were read off by family members of the victims.

Bruce Springsteen also performed at the World Trade Center memorial plaza by performing his song “I’ll See You In My Dreams.”

Also in attendance at the memorial in New York were Presidents Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and Bill Clinton, whose wives stood somberly by their sides.

At the Flight 93 Memorial Observance Ceremony in Pennsylvania, former President George W. Bush and Vice President Kamala Harris spoke.

During the ceremony, the former president commended the courage of the passengers and crew on Flight 93 who are believed to have foiled a hit on the U.S. Capitol.

He said the hijackers "discovered that a random group of Americans is an exceptional group of people.”

The names of those killed in the crash will be read at 10:03 a.m., which is when the plane crashed in the empty Pennsylvania field.

President Joe Biden participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Flight 93 Memorial alongside the first lady.


At sundown, the annual World Trade Center “Tribute in Light” illuminated the New York City sky.


All events will be live-streamed.