9/11 Commemoration Ceremony takes place at Ground Zero

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The annual 9/11 ceremony at Ground Zero — in which the names of nearly 3,000 people who died in the terror attacks 18 years ago — started solemnly Wednesday morning in New York City, where an updated memorial now also honors those who died of related illnesses.

For the first time, this was done in the presence of a new, bittersweet section of the Ground Zero memorial — one honoring the growing list of first responders who’ve passed away from illnesses diagnosed in the aftermath of the attacks.

President Trump is set to mark the anniversary with a ceremony at the Pentagon, where former President George W. Bush is also expected to lay a wreath.

White House moment of silence on 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
US President Donald J. Trump (L) and First Lady Melania Trump observe a moment of silence on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 11 September 2019. President Trump and the First Lady will participate in the Pentagon 9/11 ceremony later in the morning. EPA-EFE/SHAWN THEW
Ceremony to mark 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks in New York
A firefighter walks past the South Pool at the National 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies marking the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, New York, USA, 11 September 2019. EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE

Vice President Mike Pence will attend a memorial at the United Airlines Flight 93 crash site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

As this 18th anniversary is commemorated, the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, the alleged mastermind, is inching closer.

Pentagon Commemorates 18th Aniversary of the Terror Attack
The US national flag is draped at the Pentagon building at dawn in preparation of the 18th anniversary 9/11 remembrance ceremony in Arlington, Virginia, USA, 11 September 2019. The ceremony commemorates the 184 people killed at the Pentagon when terrorists crashed an airliner into the building on 11 September 2001. EPA-EFE/PETE MAROVICH

He and four other men will face war crimes charges at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba beginning in early 2021, a US military judge said Friday.

 

Via Fox News/ CBS News

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