(NEW YORK) — Solemn ceremonies will be held across the U.S. on Friday to mark 14 years since the 9/11 attacks.
In New York City, bells will ring followed by moments of silence to mark the exact times when al Qaeda hijackers flew two planes into the World Trade Center towers in lower Manhattan. As has been done every year since Sept. 11, 2001, the names of the dead will be read.
Over in Washington, President Obama will observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House alongside first lady Michelle Obama and White House staff. The president will later travel to Fort Meade in Maryland, where he will hold a town hall with service members.
In all, nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks. Hijackers also flew a plane into the Pentagon building in Washington that day. A fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers and crew rushed the cockpit.
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