Thousands Gather For 9/11 Memorial Ceremony In Lower Manhattan

Thousands Gather For 9/11 Memorial Ceremony In Lower Manhattan

A third plane was hurled at the Pentagon, while another - United Airlines Flight 93 - smashed into a field in Pennsylvania.

Donald Trump has led tributes to the 9/11 victims on the 16th anniversary of the terror attacks, saying the USA grieves for the people "murdered by terrorists" in 2001. Then, relatives began reading out the names of the almost 3,000 people killed when terrorist-piloted planes hit the trade center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, hurling America into a new consciousness of the threat of global terrorism.

A memorial service will be held at ground zero today where family members of the victims will read out the names of those who died. The White House claimed that he will be joined by the first lady Melania Trump.

At a Pentagon ceremony, President Donald Trump said the nation grieves for the victims, and when America is united "no force on earth can break us apart". Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are hosting a private observance for victims' relatives there at 9:11 a.m. Monday.

More than 1,000 people gathered at Ground Zero for a remembrance ceremony in honor of the victims killed 15 years ago on september 11, 2001.

At 9:59 a.m. the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed.

Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty ImagesA person falls to their death from the World Trade Center after two planes hit the Twin Towers September 11, 2001 in New York City.