Families of 9/11 victims read out names as U.S remembers casualties.

Written by on September 12, 2021

Relatives of people who died on 9/11 have read out victims’ names, as the US marks 20 years since the deadliest terror attacks on its soil.

Many struggled to hold back tears at the ceremony held at Ground Zero, the site of the Twin Towers destroyed in the attacks by al-Qaeda militants.

“Twenty years feels like an eternity, but it still feels like yesterday,” cried Lisa Reina who lost her husband.

A minute’s silence was held at the exact time each hijacked plane crashed.

George W Bush, who was the US president at the time, gave a speech in Pennsylvania, where one of the planes crashed into a field after passengers overpowered the hijackers.

At the memorial in New York, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were joined by former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, as well as former First Ladies Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.

Mr Biden travelled to all three attack sites on Saturday – New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Credit: BBC


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