United States Pauses To Remember 9/11
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United States Pauses To Remember 9/11

  • US President Donald Trump, US first lady Melania Trump and others participate in a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House during a memorial service for the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Getty Images
    US President Donald Trump, US first lady Melania Trump and others participate in a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House during a memorial service for the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Getty Images
  • James Taormina, whose brother Dennis was killed in the 9/11 attacks, pauses at the memorial before a commemoration ceremony for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial, September 11, 2017 in New York City. Getty Images
    James Taormina, whose brother Dennis was killed in the 9/11 attacks, pauses at the memorial before a commemoration ceremony for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial, September 11, 2017 in New York City. Getty Images
  • Small American flags are placed in all 2,983 names on the 9/11 Memorial on July 4, 2017 ahead of September 11th commemoration ceremonies. The flag placement has become an annual tradition at the memorial site on July 4 in NYC. Getty Images
    Small American flags are placed in all 2,983 names on the 9/11 Memorial on July 4, 2017 ahead of September 11th commemoration ceremonies. The flag placement has become an annual tradition at the memorial site on July 4 in NYC. Getty Images
  • Visitors pause at the National September 11 Memorial in New York City on September 8, 2017 as NYC prepared to mark the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Getty Images
    Visitors pause at the National September 11 Memorial in New York City on September 8, 2017 as NYC prepared to mark the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Getty Images
  • From left National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump wait for a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House during a memorial service for the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Getty Images
    From left National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump wait for a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House during a memorial service for the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Getty Images
  • US President Donald Trump, US first lady Melania Trump and others participate in a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House during a memorial service for the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Getty Images
    US President Donald Trump, US first lady Melania Trump and others participate in a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House during a memorial service for the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Getty Images
  • Visitors gather to pay respects during the Flight 93 National MemorialÕs annual Luminaria on the eve of 16th Anniversary ceremony of the September 11th terrorist attacks, September 10, 2017 in Shanksville, PA. Getty Images
    Visitors gather to pay respects during the Flight 93 National MemorialÕs annual Luminaria on the eve of 16th Anniversary ceremony of the September 11th terrorist attacks, September 10, 2017 in Shanksville, PA. Getty Images
  • The 'Tribute in Light' illuminates the night sky, on September 10, 2017 in New York City, on the eve of the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Getty Images
    The 'Tribute in Light' illuminates the night sky, on September 10, 2017 in New York City, on the eve of the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Getty Images
  • Visitors listen to speakers at the groundbreaking of the Tower Of Voices at the Flight 93 National Memorial on the 16th Anniversary ceremony of the September 11th terrorist attacks, September 10, 2017 in Shanksville, PA. United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field outside Shanksville, PA with 40 passengers and 4 hijackers aboard on September 11, 2001. Getty Images
    Visitors listen to speakers at the groundbreaking of the Tower Of Voices at the Flight 93 National Memorial on the 16th Anniversary ceremony of the September 11th terrorist attacks, September 10, 2017 in Shanksville, PA. United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field outside Shanksville, PA with 40 passengers and 4 hijackers aboard on September 11, 2001. Getty Images

The United States paused for a moment of silence to remember the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

At 8:46 a.m. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, emerged from the White House in Washington, D.C. and stood at attention while a bell was rung one time.

Following the moment of silence at Ground Zero in New York, family members of the nearly 3,000 people killed 16 years ago began reading out the names of those who died in the attacks. The reading paused shortly after 9 a.m. for a second moment of silence heralded by the ringing of a bell, to mark the time when the second tower was struck.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed on Sept. 11, 2011 when two hijacked passenger jets slammed into each of the Twin Towers, or the World Trade Center. Another jet crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth plane whose destination is believed to have been the Capitol crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after some of the 33 passengers on board attacked the hijackers.

Ceremonies also are to be held at the Pentagon, and at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Five Israelis were among the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 attacks. A JNF monument in Arazim Valley near Jerusalem, called the 9/11 Living Memorial, is the only monument outside of the United States that lists the names of all the victims.

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