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Senate Republicans pounced on the two Democratic senators, one of whom quickly apologized.
President Biden, joined by former Presidents Obama and Clinton, paid respects at the 9/11 Memorial plaza on Saturday.
"We want the lights to be on, we understand what an important memorial it is. When the birds are trapped and they're coming in low and exhausting their energy trapped in the beams, it's incredibly upsetting."
On September 11, 2001, 2,977 people died in New York City, Shanksville, PA, and Washington, D.C.
20 years ago, Gulnara Samoilova was a staff photographer for the Associated Press, and on September 11th, 2001 was working at the corner of Fulton and Church streets when the attacks occurrred.
Donald Trump didn't show up in Manhattan today, sending Pence in his stead.
A planned military flyover marking the anniversary of 9/11 was cancelled on Friday morning, after the decision to honor terror victims with a low-flying warplane was widely panned as tasteless and inappropriate.
Former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden will attend the 9/11 Memorial Museum Ceremony while Vice President Mike Pence will attend the Tunnel to Towers ceremony.
The Tribute In Light had been cancelled because organizers had concerns about staff being able to mount the installation properly during the pandemic.
“The health risks during the pandemic were far too great."
"You can’t protect kids from what they’re going to come across. It seemed to me there was an opportunity to put something out there that is age-appropriate and not too scary..."
The tribute produces two vertical columns of light meant to signify the Twin Towers rising high above the Manhattan skyline.
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