N.Y. marks 14th anniversary of 9/11 attacks with ‘Tribute in Light’


On a cool gray morning, hundreds gathered in lower Manhattan as New York City marked the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Family members of victims from the 2001 attacks and the 1993 bombing joined officials Friday at the plaza of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center site for the annual solemn ceremony.

A moment of silence was observed at 8:46 a.m., the moment when the first plane struck the North Tower. Victims’ family members began reading the names of the 2,983 people killed in the 2001 attacks and the 1993 bombing. Houses of worship throughout the city tolled their bells.

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The ceremony was scheduled to pause for five more moments of silence: One marking the time when the second plane struck the South Tower; one indicating when American Airlines Flight 77 hit the Pentagon; one when the South Tower fell; one at the time United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pa.; and a final one marking the fall of the North Tower.

An expanded version of this report appears at WSJ.com.


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