Family members gathered at New York Ground Zero for 19th memorial service of 9/11
Hundreds of people arrived at Ground Zero today to honor the victims of the 9/11 tragedy marking the 19th anniversary of the 2001 attack at the World Trade Center in New York.
The sad annual remembrance ceremony started on the Friday morning on 8:30 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, where families and colleagues gathered to mourn the dead of the terroristic attacks.
On this sacred day, we honor the innocent lives lost and recognize the courage of those who made the ultimate sacrifice save others 19 years ago. Watch the 19th anniversary of 9/11 commemoration ceremony at https://t.co/dHu4HHeW6d. #Honor911 pic.twitter.com/2u5Wt7JYmM— 9/11 Memorial & Museum (@Sept11Memorial) September 11, 2020
Democratic president candidate Joe Biden flew in from Delaware to join the grim anniversary. Gov. Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill De Blasio also attended the event.
“I’m not gonna make any news today," Biden told reporters. "I’m not going to talk about anything other than 9/11. We took all our advertising down. It’s a solemn day. That’s how we’re going to keep it.”
Since the World Trade Center towers collapsed on September 11, 2011 this year was the first when there was no live reading of the 2,753 names of the victims killed in the tragedy. The guests were also asked to social distance and to wear medical masks.
After the 9/11 Memorial decided to go with a recorded reading of the names for the 19th anniversary of 9/11. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation stepped up and said they will have a live reading of the names. https://t.co/UHANXst5Bo— NYC EMS Watch (@NYCEMSwatch) August 9, 2020
Never forget? FDNY says forget about it and skip all 9/11 anniversary events this year due to COVID-19.https://t.co/Fbi8D1K3Mi— NYC EMS Watch (@NYCEMSwatch) August 22, 2020
However, this year there are two separate services are planned. The other service, arranged by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, will take place a few blocks away from Ground Zero.
Friday marks the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. We must all take some time to remember the brave 343 that made the ultimate sacrifice and never returned on that day.— Train Your Probie (@trainyourprobie) September 8, 2020
Never Forget. pic.twitter.com/YvYjVphVKu
Please sign this petition, which will be sent to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio & NY Gov Andrew Cuomo, and let them know you support the Tribute In Lights ON for the 19th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks. #TurnOnTheLights https://t.co/s3KpszerTB— I Yam What I Yam (@Nvr4Get91101) August 14, 2020