Anniversary Livestream 2017: New York Ceremony At September 11 Memorial Plaza

Donald Trump September 11 interview

America remembers the victims of the September 11th terror attacks with ceremonies across the country Monday.

On September 11, 2001, the world witnessed an unprecedented assault.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has also ordered that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of the attack victims. In honor of this tragic day, we pause to remember the events, the victims and heroism of this nation's first responders. The first moment of silence will be at 8:46 a.m., and houses of worship have been asked to toll their bells at that time.

At 9:37 a.m. American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the west side of the Pentagon.

Moments of silence will then follow for when the second plane struck the South Tower, for when each tower fell, and for when the attacks at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.

President Donald Trump is preparing to preside over his first 9-11 commemoration in office, a solemn and nonpartisan occasion in which he will be joined by first lady Melania Trump. At the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., a US flag was unfurled on the side of the building and President Barack Obama participated in a ceremony where he helped place a wreath at the site. More than 3000 people lost their lives in this deadly attack, including 19 hijackers.

At 9:59 a.m. the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed.

Work towards a $250million (£190million) performing arts centre also continues, after a design was unveiled last autumn.

Most recently, plans were announced this spring to transform a grassy clearing on the memorial plaza into a walkway and area dedicated to 9/11 rescue and recovery workers, including those who died of illnesses years after being exposed to smoke, dust and ash at ground zero.

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