A nation remembers: national 9/11 events happening today - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

A nation remembers: national 9/11 events happening today

Posted: Updated:

Here's a rundown of what's taking place nationwide to commemorate those who lost their live on September 11th, twelve years ago today.

In New York City, families will gather at the National Memorial at Ground Zero, now a symbol of where the World Trade Center towers once stood. They will read the names of the 2,983 people who lost their lives when two planes crashed into the towers. The ceremony will begin at 8:46 a.m. with a moment of silence.

Near the Capitol, the Pentagon will have a morning ceremony for victims' relatives and survivors of the attacks. There will be a wreath-laying and remarks from defense secretary Chuck Hagel. President Obama will attend.

The President will also mark the anniversary in a separate ceremony, along with the First Lady, Vice President Joe Biden, and Dr. Biden. They will observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House.

And in Shanksville, Pennsylvania -- bells will ring out in honor of those victims who died onboard United Airlines Flight 93. The flight was overtaken by terrorists and crashed into an open field. Everyone on board that flight was killed, but not before some courageous passengers fought to stop it from reaching the capitol.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:42:32 GMT
    Thomas Allen WinstonThomas Allen Winston
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
  • March Mugshots

    March Mugshots

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:49:38 GMT
    Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges.  (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges. (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
  • Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

    Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:45:37 GMT
    The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.
    The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.