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Honoring the Victims of 9/11 Terror Attacks 20 Years Later

September 10, 2021, 7:26.27 pm ET


On September 11, 2021, Americans across the nation will honor the victims of the 2,996 people who died from the terror attacks on 9/11 and those who have died since from 9/11-related illnesses.

The ceremony will include the reading of the names by family members in-person and several moments of silence, starting at 8:46am when American Airline Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and at 9:03am when United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower. 

At 9:40am a third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, crashed into the Pentagon, and at 10:03am when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

At sundown, the annual “Tribute in Light” will once again illuminate the sky in commemoration of the attacks from two 48-foot squares comprised of nearly 89,000 lights visible for some 60 miles around Manhattan.

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