Updated Sep 11, 2021 - Politics & Policy

In photos: 9/11 ceremony at Ground Zero

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Remembrances of lives lost are plentiful as New York commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in Lower Manhattan near Ground Zero. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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.
In photos:
Family members and loved one of victims attend the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum on September 11, 2021 in New Yor
Family members and loved ones of victims attend the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on Sept. 11 in New York. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
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NYPD and FDNY Memorial Ceremony at FDNY Engine 8, Ladder 2, Battalion 8 on Sept. 11 in New York City. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
A member of the FDNY visits the reflecting pool.
A member of the FDNY visits the reflecting pool. Photo: Mike Segar-Pool/Getty Images
Katie Mascali is comforted by her fiance Andre Jabban as they stand near the name of her father Joseph Mascali at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Katie Mascali is comforted by her fiance Andre Jabban as they stand near the name of her father, Joseph Mascali, at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Photo: Craig Ruttle/PoolAFP via Getty Images
Bruce Springsteen performs during the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum on September 11, 2021 in New York City
Bruce Springsteen performs during the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
President Biden and first lady Jill are joined by former presidents at the 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony.
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden are joined by former presidents and others at the 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
People embrace during the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum
People embrace during the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

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