Today marks 19 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
4 flights were hijacked that morning, with two crashing into the towers of the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and one in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. All told, 2,977 people died, and more than 6,000 were injured. The attack was the world’s largest and the deadliest on American soil since the bombing of Pearl Harbor. At today’s annual commemoration at Ground Zero, a recording names will be played instead of live, in-person readings, in an effort to reduce the size of crowds amidst the pandemic.