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NYC Observes The 16th Anniversary Of The September 11 Attacks

People gather at one of the pools at the National September 11 Memorial following a morning commemoration ceremony for the victims of the terrorist attacks fifteen years after the day on September 11, 2016 in New York City.
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People gather at one of the pools at the National September 11 Memorial following a morning commemoration ceremony for the victims of the terrorist attacks fifteen years after the day on September 11, 2016 in New York City. Getty Images

Today, New York City remembers the thousands of people killed on September 11, 2001. The names of 2,983 people—the victims who died in a crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, plus the six victims from the first World Trade Center bombing on February 26, 1993—will be recited today by family members of victims at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza.

There are six moments of silence: Two for when the planes hit the towers, two for when each tower fell, one for the attack on the Pentagon and one for Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville.

The four-hour ceremony begins before 8:45 a.m. and will be live-streamed here:

8:46 AM

Citywide moment of silence (observance of time American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower)

(Houses of worship will toll their bells throughout the city)

Families of victims of 2001 and 1993 attacks will begin reading the names in pairs.

9:03 AM Moment of silence (observance of time United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower)

Reading of names continues

9:37 AM Moment of silence (observance of time American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon)

Reading of names continues

9:59 AM Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the South Tower)

Reading of names continues

10:03 AM Moment of silence (observance of time United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania)

Reading of names continues

10:28 AM Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the North Tower)

Reading of names continues

Reading of names concludes

12:30 PM Program concludes

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An aerial view of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, September 8, 2016 in New York City. (Getty Images)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum will be open for family members only, beginning at 7 a.m.

The World Trade Center Transportation Hub oculus will open its roof to honor the victim so the attacks.

Tribute in Light will return tonight. The lights will go on at sunset (7:11 p.m.) and will fade away at dawn.

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