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9/11: America Commemorates The 13th Anniversary of The 9/11 Attacks

Today, Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center in 2001. The New York City is holding the remembrance ceremony this morning at the National September 11 Memorial plaza at the World Trade Center. It is one of the saddest days that America have pause to rememeber the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

At the White House, President Obama, the first lady Michell Obama and Vice President Joe Biden observed a moment of silence for the 3000 lives that was lost during the attacks.

There are six moments of silence—two for when the planes hit the towers, two for when each tower fell, one for the attack on the Pentagon and one for Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, PA. The names of all victims from the WTC, Pentagon and Flight 93 attacks will be read, as well the 1993 WTC attack victims.

Here's the program:

8:46 a.m. Citywide moment of silence (observance of time AA Flight 11 struck North Tower)

Families of victims of 2001 and 1993 attacks will begin reading the names

9:03 a.m. Moment of silence (observance of time UA Flight 175 struck South Tower) Reading of names continues

9:37 a.m. Moment of silence (observance of Flight 77 striking the Pentagon) Reading of names continues

9:59 a.m. Moment of silence (observance of the South Tower falling) Reading of names continues

10:03 a.m. Moment of silence (observance of Flight 93 crashing near Shanksville, Pa.) Reading of names continues

10:28 a.m. Moment of silence (observance of the North Tower falling) Reading of names continues

Reading of names concludes

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