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Remembrances Planned for 9/11, with NYC Services Live-Streaming

President Trump expected at the Pentagon, while VP Pence will be in Pennsylvania.


Traditional ceremonies, moments of silence, and the reading of names are set for this year's 18th commemoration of the September 11 terrorist attacks. And this year there are ways you can be part of the main ceremony in New York, even if you can't be there.

New York's Ground Zero commemoration begins with a ceremony that starts at 8:40 a.m. EST, at the 9/11 Memorial plaza at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. You can watch it live on the 911 Memorial & Museum's Facebook page (click here) or on 911memorial.org/live. You can click here to find the list of all the names that will be read, and even share your remembrances with others.

The 9/11 Museum will be closed to the public Wednesday. If you've never been, here's a taste:

In the evening, the annual Tribute in Light commemorative public art installation will be on display. Dual columns of light, representing the Twin Towers, will come on at dusk, and fade out at dawn on 9/12. They can be seen from a 60 mile radius.

911 Memorial and Museum Facebook page

The Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa . will open at 6:00 am on 9/11, with the annual observance ceremony set to begin at 9:45 a.m. at the Flight 93 Memorial Plaza. At 10:03 a.m., the moment Flight 93 crashed, the names of the 40 passengers and crew members will be read and the Bells of Remembrance will be rung in their memory. A wreath will then be placed at the Wall of Names. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to attend.

National Parks Service

The ceremonial Gate of Remembrance, which gives access to a spot where you can look down at Flight 93's flight path and impact site will be open Wednesday It's only open once a year, on 9/11.

Friends of Flight 93 Facebook page

President Donald Trump will attend the 9/11 observance ceremony at The Pentagon Memorial in honor of the 184 people killed there. The ceremony is not open to the public.

9/11 ceremony organizers are encouraging those commemorating the anniversary to use the hashtag #Honor911 on social media.

See what remembrances are going on in other cities in our story: 9/11 From Sea to Shining Sea; Remembering, Helping Everywhere.

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