9/11 Memorial Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of Attacks

September 11, 2020

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Nineteen years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the city and the nation will pause once again to remember the nearly 3,000 men, women and children killed on that day.

The commemoration will be different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Family members will gather at the 9/11 Memorial as in years past, but the names of the victims, usually read aloud in-person, have been prerecorded. Those in attendance will also be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

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The ceremonies will pause at six moments – twice to mark the times that each plane hit the towers, twice to mark the time when each tower fell and to mark the moments of the attacks on the Pentagon and on Flight 93:

8:46 a.m. – Citywide moment of silence (observance of time American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower)

9:03 a.m. – Moment of silence (observance of time United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower)

9:37 a.m. – Moment of silence (observance of time American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon)

9:59 a.m. – Moment of silence (observance of time of the fall of the South Tower)

10:03 a.m. – Moment of silence (observance of time United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania)

10:28 a.m. – Moment of silence (observance of time of the fall of the North Tower)