A Day of Remembrance: Thousands Expected at Ground Zero for 9/11 Anniversary

A Day of Remembrance: Thousands Expected at Ground Zero for 9/11 Anniversary

On that Tuesday in 2001 the extremist group al-Qaida attacked the United States by hijacking four airliners and crashing them.

A third plane was hurled at the Pentagon, while another - United Airlines Flight 93 - smashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Another jet crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. It is believed the intended target of Flight 93 was either the White House or the Capitol Building.

The U.S. on Monday is marking the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attack that killed almost 3,000.

The ceremony amid the waterfall pools and lines of trees on the National Sept. 11 Memorial plaza strives to be apolitical: Politicians can attend, but since 2011, they haven't been allowed to read names or deliver remarks.

Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are gathering at the World Trade Centre today to remember what remains the deadliest attack on American soil. She is making a documentary about the children who lost parents in the attacks.

GettyA fireman works in front of the debris of the World Trade Center towers.

Almost 3,000 people were killed on September 11, 2011 when two hijacked passenger jets slammed into each of the Twin Towers, or the World Trade Center.

A man runs from a cloud of smoke.

GettyPeople stand and watch fire consume the World Trade Center towers.

A remembrance of the 2001 terrorist attacks will be held on Monday beginning will a silent emergency vehicle procession down Main Street beginning at 10 a.m.

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