Americans across the country marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks today.
Family members of those killed in the attacks gathered in New York City this morning at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.
The names of the victims were read and the crowds observed two moments of silence — for when each of the planes struck the World Trade Center.
Here's what else happened today:
- President Trump gave remarks at a ceremony in Arlington, Virginia. Days after Trump scrapped peace talks at Camp David with Afghan and Taliban leaders, he discussed the decision during a somber event commemorating the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. “We had peace talks scheduled a few days ago,” Trump said at the Pentagon event, adding that he canceled the talks after a Taliban car bomb killed a US soldier and 11 others last week. Trump claimed that in the last four days, “We have hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hurt before and that will continue.” That line garnered applause.
- New York schools held a moment of silence. This is the first 9/11 anniversary that all New York schools are required by law to have a moment of silence. The governor signed a new law mandating that all public schools across the state allow a brief moment of silence each year to mark the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
- About tonight: A Tribute in Light will shine upward from the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, which will be open until midnight. According to the museum's website, "the lights will be on beginning at sunset on September 11 and will fade away at dawn on September 12."