20 years of the terrible terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: The whole United States commemorates

20 years of the terrible terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: The whole US commemorates - Photo 1.

The “Oculus” (bird-shaped building) and the No. 1 World Trade Center (also known as the “Freedom tower”) are reflected through a window in New York on September 8. “Freedom Tower” was built right on the ground of the old World Trade Center (WTC) twin towers – Photo: AFP

Tuesday, September 11, 2001 is an unforgettable day in American history, when two skyscrapers collapsed in the middle of magnificent New York, thousands of people fled, hugged each other and cried and nearly 3,000 people died forever. lay.

More than 20 years later, memorial events are held across the United States to remember the victims of this terrible terrorist attack.

According to the newspaper USA Today, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will visit all three locations that were attacked 20 years ago, including: the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City, the Pentagon in the state. Virginia and fields near the town of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. US Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff will visit Shanksville before they and the Bidens arrive at the Pentagon.

In New York City, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum will hold a ceremony in which the names of all the victims will be recited. The event began with a minute of silence at 8:46 a.m. to mark the moment the first plane was destroyed TB control terrorism into the north tower of the WTC.

The name reading will continue into the morning, with pauses to mark the time when the south tower of the WTC and the Pentagon were attacked, when Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania, and when the two towers were attacked. fall.

In the evening, the artwork Tribute in light (including 88 vertical spotlights arranged into two light columns) will project two beams of light into the sky to represent the twin towers and many other memorial activities. Last week, President Biden also directed the declassification of some documents related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“We will focus more on educating the new generation about the events of September 11, 2001, their lessons and ongoing impact, and looking for new ways to reach audiences outside of the country.” beyond the walls of our museum,” said Clifford Chanin, deputy director of museum programs at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

“We will focus more on educating the new generation about the events of September 11, 2001, their lessons and ongoing impact, and looking for new ways to reach audiences outside of the country.” beyond the walls of our museum,” said Clifford Chanin, deputy director of museum programs at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

20 years of the terrible terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: The whole US commemorates - Photo 2.

A “tower of light” illuminates the sky above the US Department of Defense headquarters on September 9 in memory of those killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks – Photo: AFP

20 years of the terrible terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: The whole US commemorates - Photo 3.

On the birthday of one of the victims, a flower is placed on their name. In the photo: volunteers put flowers on the name of a victim at the 9/11 Memorial, New York City on September 8 – Photo: AFP

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20 years of the terrible terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: The whole US commemorates - Photo 5.

The tattoo of the twin towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) and the word “Survivor” on the arm of Tom Canavan, who worked on the 47th floor of WTC 1, and was buried when the first tower collapsed poured on September 11 – Photo: REUTERS

20 years of the terrible terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: The whole US commemorates - Photo 6.

Anish Shrivastava (centre), born September 11, 2001, poses with his family at Prospect Park in Troy, New York. Anish Shrivastava was one of about 13,000 children born in the US on the same day al-Qaeda terrorists crashed two planes into the twin towers of the WTC, killing nearly 3,000 people.

20 years of the terrible terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: The whole US commemorates - Photo 7.

Kathy Hochul, Governor of New York State, places flowers on the edge of the lake at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in Manhattan, New York on September 8 – Photo: REUTERS

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