Remembering 9/11 on its 16th anniversary

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Today is the 16th anniversary of September 11 attacks in which 2997 people were killed and 6000 were injured. Every year, memorials are held in remembrance of the lives that were lost that day, Washington Examiner reports.

An anniversary ceremony, held each year on September 11, will take place at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza at the World Trade Center. The “Tribute in Light” public art installation will shine from dusk to dawn on the night of September 11. Two beams of illuminated, blue light, symbolizing the Twin Towers, reach four miles into the sky and are visible within a 60-mile radius on a clear night.

The Pentagon Memorial also holds its anniversary commemoration, and is the first national memorial dedicated to the terror attacks on 9/11. Each memorial unit consists of a cantilevered bench, a lighted, reflecting pool of water, and a tribute to each of the 184 Pentagon victims.


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