NYC Observes 9/11 Anniversary

New York City is pausing on Monday to mark 16 years since the 9/11 terror attacks.

Thousands are expected in Lower Manhattan for an annual ceremony at the World Trade Center Memorial, including family and friends of the victims.  There is the reading of the names and six moments of silence.  They mark the moments that planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as well as the moments when the two towers fell.

Last week, the FDNY added 32 names to its World Trade Center Memorial Wall.  Those victims died of 9/11 related diseases.

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio are among the elected officials who will be in attendance for the ceremony.  However, there are never any speeches at the event.

Flags in New York City have been lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims.

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