On Sunday, the families of 9/11 victims will gather at the Memorial & Museum for the annual commemoration ceremony. That private ceremony centers on the reading aloud of the names of the 2,983 men, women, and children who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and in the February 26, 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. We also observe six moments of silence marking the times when each of the World Trade Center towers was struck and fell, the Pentagon was attacked, and United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania.
We invite you to join us for the ceremony via live stream beginning at 8:40 a.m., and to commemorate in your own way as well. Below are some ideas and suggestions for how to help ensure we #neverforget.
Observe the moments of silence with us.
Note times and their significance.
- 8:46 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower.
- 9:03 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 77 through 85 of the South Tower.
- 9:37 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, near Washington, D.C.
- 9:59 a.m.: The South Tower collapsed.
- 10:03 a.m.: After learning of the other attacks, passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 launched a counterattack on hijackers aboard their plane to try to seize control of the aircraft. In response, the hijackers crashed the plane into an empty field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
- 10:28 a.m.: The North Tower collapsed, leaving the 16-acre World Trade Center site in ruins and collateral damage affecting all adjacent properties and streets. The rescue effort commenced immediately.
Toll bells at each of the times listed above.
Reading of Victim Names
View or read the names inscribed on the Memorial.