9/11 Never Forget: America remembers lives lost on one of its “darkest days”

Updated: September 11, 2015
9/11 never forget : America remembers lives lost on one of its darkest days

9/11 is a date that people all over the world will never forget, a day when terrorist group al-Qaeda attacked the 110-storey Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (WTC), killing 2,977 people.

The unexpected attack by the terrorist group using four hijacked passenger airliners of America happened at 8:46 am (EST) on 11 September 2001.

Families of the victims and invited guests will gather at the city’s memorial plaza for the ceremony which will feature a moment’s silence and a reading of the names of those who died.

The plaza, which saw an estimated 20,000 visitors to the site on this day last year, will open to visitors later in the morning.

At the Pentagon, the newly-opened Flight 93 National Memorial will see officials attend a commemoration to the victims.

Meanwhile, thousands are paying tribute to the victims online as the hashtags #September11 and #NeverForget911 trend on Twitter.