Today marks the 13 year anniversary of the attacks that took place on September 11, 2001. Ceremonies are being held in New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and across the nation to remember the lives of those who were murdered during the attacks. Six moments of silence were observed throughout the morning:
- 8:46 a.m. eastern time: Hijackers crash Flight 11 into the north tower.
- 9:03 a.m.: Hijackers crash United Airlines Flight 175 into the south tower.
- 9:37 a.m.: Hijackers crash American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon.
- 9:59 a.m.: The south tower collapses.
- 10:03 a.m.: Passengers launch a counterattack on hijackers aboard United Airlines Flight 93. The hijackers crash the plane into an empty field near Shanksville, Pa.
- 10:28 a.m.: The north tower collapses.
The Washington Post has published a small article with details and photos of the ceremonies. The article also makes mention of the opening of One World Trade Center, the newly constructed highrise that towers over ground zero and is expected to open in the near future. Standing at 1,776 feet tall, One World Trade Center is a magnificent site, and powerful symbol of our nation’s resolve.