US marks 22 years since 9/11, observes moments of silence
An annual ceremony to remember those who died on September 11, 2001, is being held across the United States on Monday(today), 22 years after the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers collapsed in the deadliest terror attack on US soil.
Local media reports that the 9/11 memorial, which is held across the country, started with the reading of the names of those who were killed.
On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda extremists seized US passenger jets and crashed them into the World Trade Center.
Nearly 3,000 people from over 90 nations were killed after four planes were hijacked by attackers from the Al Qaeda terrorist group.
US president, Joe Biden is expected at Anchorage, Alaska, to take part in a memorial for the 22nd anniversary while Vice President Kamala Harris is currently at the procession at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan.
In total, six moments of silence will be observed – commemorating when each of the towers was struck and collapsed, as well as the times corresponding to the attack on the Pentagon and the crash of United Flight 93.