LIVE: Remembering September 11 20 years later – coverage of the 9/11 remembrance ceremony in New York
On a morning much like September 11, 2001, the families of the victims returned to Lower Manhattan to remember their loved ones who perished.
Live Eyewitness News coverage of the ceremony at Ground Zero can be watched on Channel 7, abc7ny.com, our mobile app, and our streaming apps for Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Android.
The Tribute to Light will also return at sunset to shine in the night sky from the approximate footprints of the Twin Towers.
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Third minute of silence
A minute of silence came at 9:37 a.m. when a third hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon 20 years ago.
Bruce Springsteen plays
After the second moment of silence, Bruce Springsteen performed “I’ll See You in my Dreams” for families. The song is taken from her 2020 album “Letter to You”. The reading of the names resumed after the performance.
Second minute of silence
A second minute of silence followed at 9:03 a.m. when United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
Reading of names begins
After the first moment of silence, families began to read the names of the lives lost on September 11.
Mike Low, whose daughter Sara was a flight attendant on Flight 11, spoke before the readings began. While he said his family’s pain is still alive, they have found solace in the community and a wave of support from around the world.
“As we recite the names we have lost, my memory goes back to that terrible day when I felt like an evil specter descended on our world, but it was also a time when people went beyond. out of the ordinary, ”Low said.
Ceremony at Ground Zero begins
At 8:46 a.m., a minute of silence was observed and church bells rang across New York City to mark the moment American Airlines Flight 11 struck the north tower of the World Trade Center.
Obama salutes the heroes of 9/11 and beyond
President Barack Obama hailed the heroes of September 11 – and the years that followed – in a message marking the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. “One thing that became clear on September 11 – and still is since – is that America has always been home to heroes who run into danger in order to do what is right,” Obama said, who served as President of the United States from 2009 to 2017.
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Queen Elizabeth II marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by offering condolences to the victims, survivors and families affected by the atrocity. In a message to US President Joe Biden, the British monarch recalled the “terrible attacks”. She says, “My thoughts and prayers – and those of my family and the entire nation – remain with the victims, survivors and affected families, as well as with first responders and rescuers called to duty.”
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