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New York City marks 9/11 with health precautions

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/11/20, 04:12 pm

Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden briefly greeted each other at a slimmed-down ceremony in New York City honoring the victims of the largest terrorist attack on U.S. soil on its 19th anniversary. President Donald Trump flew to Shanksville, Pa., on Friday and delivered a speech at the Flight 93 memorial commemorating the Americans who stopped hijackers from crashing a jet into Washington.

How did the coronavirus change the events? Instead of having relatives recite the names of the nearly 3,000 Americans killed in on Sept. 11, 2001, officials at the 9/11 memorial in New York played a pre-recorded list on a loudspeaker. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation held a separate service where Pence read Psalm 23, his wife, Karen, read a selection from Ecclesiastes, and family members of victims read their names.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read articles marking 9/11’s 10th anniversary.

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Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Fri, 09/11/2020 04:47 pm

    It occurred to me that this Nation was probably more united on September 12, 2001, than at any other time since John Kennedy was assassinated. 

    Terrorist groups considering that unity might decide it would be a bad idea to ever launch another attack like 9-11 on the U.S.  However, I don't think logical analysis is among the strengths of terrorists. 

    Posted: Mon, 09/14/2020 07:16 pm

    I remember how people were very patriotic and friendly after that. People were buying tshirts with U.S. flags and 9/11. We will never forget. (we forgot) Even Congress came together. And then the Dems woke up and decided that Bush had tricked them. And Obama came along and said Police were getting their comeuppance. It's been all DOWN HILL since then. And now Michelle Obama is unhappy again because people aren't paying enough attention to her and her book.