The 20th anniversary of 9/11 will be celebrated by people all over the globe and in the United States.
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Nearly 3000 people were killed when 9teen hijackers crashed their planes into the World Trade Center towers, Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Families of 9/11 victims gathered Saturday morning at the Memorial Plaza in New York City to remember those who were killed in the attack. Family members of the victims were able read the names of all victims as they heard the National Anthem from the Youth Chorus of New York.
Bruce Springsteen also performed at the World Trade Center memorial plaza by performing his song “I’ll See You In My Dreams.”
The memorial in New York also featured Presidents Joe Biden and Barack Obama. Bill Clinton’s wives stood by them somberly.
Ex-President George W. Bush and Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at the Flight 93 Memorial Observance Ceremony held in Pennsylvania.
During the ceremony the former president praised the courage of Flight 93’s passengers and crew, who are believed to have thwarted a strike on the U.S. Capitol.
He said the hijackers “discovered that a random group of Americans is an exceptional group of people.”
The names of the people who died in the crash will also be read at 10:00 a.m. that is when the plane crashed on the Pennsylvania field.
Along with the first lady, President Joe Biden took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Flight 93 Memorial.
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At sundown, the annual World Trade Center “Tribute in Light” illuminated the New York City sky.
All events will be streamed live.