On Saturday, the nation marked 20 years since the 9/11attacks in the nation, the solemn occasion was marked with commemorations and tributes by President Biden who visited all the three sites to pay homage to the lost lives. Three presidents, President Joe Biden and former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton gathered at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, built on the spot where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center once stood.
Former presidents, Vice President Kamala Harris, military leaders, congresspersons, mayors, firefighters and those who lost loved ones visited the Twin Towers and other sites to commemorate the incident.
Here’s a timeline of the major events across the nation
The reading of the names at the World Trade Center concludes. There is a performance of “Taps.”
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visit Shanksville, Pennsylvania and lay a wreath at the Flight 93 National Memorial.
Vice President Kamala Harris reflects on the courage of those who were on Flight 93 and asks Americans to remain united.
Former President George W. Bush speaks at Shankville and commends the bravery of the passengers. He warns the nation about both foreign and domestic terrorism.
A moment of silence was observed to mark the crash of American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon’s west face.
World leaders including the Queen of England the EU President, the UN General Secretary and many others offer condolences and memories of the event.
Bruce Springsteen performs solemn tribute “I’ll see you in My Dreams” after the second moment of silence at the World Trade Center memorial service.
Families of those who lost loved ones at the World Trade Center began reading names of the lives lost.
A second moment of silence was held to mark the time when the south tower was hit. A bell tolled at several locations across the nation including the World Trade Center memorial.
The first moment of silence was held to mark the time when American Airlines Flight 11 hit the north tower. Bells tolled at several locations across the nation.
At sundown, the sky will be once again illuminated by the annual “Tribute in Light” to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.