Sep 11, 2020 - Politics & Policy

In photos: U.S. remembers 9/11 on 19th anniversary

A person placing a rose in a 9/11 victim's name in New York City.
Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The U.S. commemorated the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Friday with ceremonies across the country, including at the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza, the Pentagon and the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Why it matters: Looming over the memorials is the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced a variety of communities to cancel or alter their 9/11 ceremonies, according to AP.

In photos:
A person running through goldenrod with an American flag at the Flight 93 National Memorial commemoration.
A person running through goldenrod with an American flag at the Flight 93 National Memorial commemoration. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
Joe Biden laying a wreath at the Shanksville Flight 93 Memorial.
Joe Biden laying a wreath at the Shanksville Flight 93 Memorial. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump laying a wreath during a ceremony commemorating the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump laying a wreath during a ceremony commemorating the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images
Around 3,000 flags at a 9/11 memorial at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Around 3,000 flags at a 9/11 memorial at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images
People place American flags to represent the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks, outside of the Capitol.
People place American flags to represent the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks, outside of the Capitol. Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
Democratic House leadership arrive for a moment of silence on the House steps of the Capitol to honor 9/11 victims.
Democratic House leadership arrives for a moment of silence on the House steps of the Capitol to honor 9/11 victims. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
Vice presidents Mike Pence and Joe Biden bump elbows at a ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.
Vice presidents Mike Pence and Joe Biden bump elbows at a ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Photo: Amr Alfiky/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
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