Updated Sep 11, 2021 - Politics & Policy
In photos: 9/11 ceremony at Ground Zero
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Saturday were joined by former presidents, family members of victims and first responders at Ground Zero in New York City to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Driving the news: The ceremony at Ground Zero began with a moment of silence at 8:46am, when Flight 11 struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center, followed by a reading of the victims' names who died in New York from the attack.
- "Joe, we love and miss you more than you can ever imagine," said Lisa Reina, who was eight months pregnant when her husband, Joseph Reina Jr., died on the deadly day, per the Washington Post.
- "[While] 20 years feels like an eternity … it still feels like yesterday," Reina said.
- Bruce Springsteen also performed his song, "I'll See You Ii My Dreams," following the second moment of silence.
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