On sunday, President Jo Biden plans to speak and lay a wreath at the Pentagon, while first lady Jill Biden is scheduled to speak in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where one of the hijacked planes went down after passengers and crew members tried to storm the cockpit as the hijackers headed for Washington.
Located at the World Trade Center in New York City, the 9/11 Memorial Museum tells the story of 9/11 through media, narratives, and a collection of monumental and authentic artefacts, presenting visitors with personal stories of loss, recovery, and hope.
The annual event at the site of the World Trade Center off West and Vesey streets takes place this Sunday beginning at 8:40 a.m. The ceremony is expected to end at noon. Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff are expected to attend.
The ceremony traditionally includes a reading of the victims’ names, as well as moments of silence at the points when the planes struck both towers, when American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon, when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and when both towers collapsed.
Access to the plaza is not open to the public during the ceremony. The museum will also be closed to the public throughout the day, open only for the families of 9/11 victims.
At 3 p.m, the Memorial Plaza opens to the public, where people can view the Tribute in Light, which will remain lit until midnight.
We reaffirm our pride in this nation’s servicemen and servicewomen, and we keep all of them and their families in our thoughts and prayers – including those young men and women whom we’ve lost from here at home, and their families, friends, and loved ones. As events continue to unfold across the world, our veterans and their families must know that as a nation, we value, we respect, and we honor their remarkable service and sacrifice.
Every day they remind us that America’s fundamental values cannot be overcome, and we thank them said Archbishop Bishop Melchideck and CEO United Airlines flight 93 Memorial.