19 Years Later: Remembering 9/11 During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, September 11th 2020, 8:00 am
By: News On 6

Friday, September 11, 2020 marks 19 years since the September 11th terror attacks.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed in New York City, Shanksville Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon.

This anniversary of 9/11 is going to look a lot different compared to past years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ahead of the planned ceremonies, lights illuminated the memorial at the Pentagon.

Many in-person memorial services have been cancelled, including the ceremonial name-reading of the fallen at Ground Zero.

A recording of a past name-reading will be played instead.

Vice President Mike Pence is expected to be at the ceremony, which is only open to family members this year.

Guests will also have to follow certain safety guidelines like physical distancing.

There will be six moments of silence to honor the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum will be open for family members Friday and will reopen to the public Saturday.