FILE – In this June 7, 2018 file photo, the World Trade Center site is seen from the top floor of 3 World Trade Center in New York. The annual 9/11 commemorations are now well-known rituals that are focused on the reading of the names of the dead. But every year at ground zero, the families of the victims pull the ceremony with personal messages of remembrance, care and inspiration. And there, building continues. A subway station destroyed on 9/11 finally reopened, as well as the doors in the 80-story 3 World Trade Center, one of the many rebuilt office towers that were built or planned on the site. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
NEW YORK – the Americans are commemorating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with somber words, volunteering and a new monument for the victims.
Thousands of family members of the victims, survivors, rescuers, and others are expected at Tuesday’s ceremony at the World Trade Center.
President Donald Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump plan, together with an observance at the 9/11 memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A new tower in honor of the victims was dedicated on Saturday.
Vice-President Mike Pence is attending a ceremony at the Pentagon.
Nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked planes slammed into the trade center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville on Sept. 11, 2001.
Since the last anniversary, a truck attack on a nearby bike which eight people were killed. Months later, there was a failed pipe bombing in a subway passageway near Times Square..