A memorial ceremony for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks is being held in New York
A memorial ceremony for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks is being held in New York. CNN broadcasts the commemorative event.
US President Joe Biden and his wife, former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Vice President Kamala Harris, and others arrived at the place where the twin towers of the World Trade Center stood. At the memorial, they met with the families of people who died as a result of the terrorist attack twenty years ago.
By tradition, the names of the victims are read out loud. This year, their names were recorded in advance and are being played through speakers to prevent close contact in the context of a coronavirus pandemic. The victims were honored with a minute of silence: the first-at 08.46, when a plane hijacked by terrorists crashed into the north tower, then вАФ at the time of the collision of the second plane with the south tower, the fall of the third plane near Shanksville (Pennsylvania), the collision of the fourth plane with the Pentagon, the collapse of the south tower and the collapse of the north tower.
At the ceremony, the relatives of the victims remember that terrible day and tell the audience about their loved ones.
On September 11, 2001, 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four passenger planes in the United States. Two of them were aimed at the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, and two more at Washington. The fourth plane missed its target and crashed near the city of Shanksville in Pennsylvania. The victims of the terrorist attacks were 2,977 people.
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