Several commemorative ceremonies
During the day, commemorative ceremonies will be held at the sites where the attacks took place: at Grund Zero, the Pentagon’s defense headquarters and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Artists Bruce Springsteen, Kelli O’Hara and Chris Jackson, as well as President Joe Biden and former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton were at Ground Zero in Manhattan.
The memorial ceremony began with a minute of silence at 2:46 p.m. Swedish time when the first plane crashed into the North Tower 20 years ago. On 15.03, the second minute of silence was observed, because it was at this moment that a plane struck the south tower. At 3:37 p.m., the third minute of silence was held for those who died in the Pentagon. 3:59 p.m., when the south tower collapsed 20 years ago, the fourth minute of silence took place. 16.03, a minute of silence was observed to honor those who died when a plane crashed near Shanksville, Pa. On 16.28, when the north tower collapsed 20 years ago, the last minute of silence took place.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed on September 11, 2001, and during the ceremony at Ground Zero, relatives of the victims and defense personnel read the names of the 2,977 people who died.
George W Bush also gave a speech from Shanksville, PA where plane 93 crashed.
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