Dignitaries and 9/11 households gathered for the 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks and for an event at the 9/11 Memorial and
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- For the first time, the annual ceremony in Lower Manhattan included no phase and no live reading of names, however households did collect around the twin reflective pools
- Down the street, an alternative ceremony where some households read the names of lost liked ones out loud was arranged by the Tunnel to Towers Structure
- Dignitaries included Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic governmental prospect Joe Biden.
The names of the almost 3000 ladies, guys and kids who died on 9/11 and in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing were pre-recorded and played.
Ceremony authorities had decided that having 9/11 relative step up to microphones one after another, for the normal live reading of the names was too risky in a pandemic.
Families still gathered around the twin reflecting pools of the memorial.
Facial coverings could not mask the grief of numerous.
With no live reading of the names, there was no phase in front of those who came to remember and mourn.
Still, as on every September 11, a bell tolled 6 times, marking the exact minutes that day when commercial airliners struck each of the towers and crashed into the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville Pennsylvania, along with the minute each tower of the World Trade Center collapsed.
It remains the deadliest coordinated attack versus Americans on domestic soil.
In a nod to coronavirus guidelines, Vice President Mike Pence, who participated in briefly, and Democratic governmental prospect Joe Biden, who stayed and talked, touched elbows rather of shaking hands before the ceremony. It highlighted what the 9/11 anniversary ceremony has actually also come to advise us of: the unity of the nation following the attacks.
This year, with an alternative ceremony down the roadway, a pandemic ravaging lives, and an election only months away, this 9/11 is anything however common.
What was familiar, in the shadow of One World Trade Center was the feeling that yet another year has actually not dimmed a searing memory.