6.3 C
Sunday, January 23, 2022

9/11 Twenty years on: Here’s how the US is marking the anniversary

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

The attacks on 11th September 2001 saw the World Trade Centre in Manhattan attacked by two passenger airplanes, the Pentagon was attacked by a single aircraft and a fourth plane was taken down as a result of courageous passengers overcoming the terrorists.


It is believed that final plane was destined for the US Capitol or the Whitehouse.

2,977 people were killed by terrorists on 9/11, including six Irish citizens.

The 9/11 memorial, which is located at Ground Zero, is holding a morning ceremony where the names of all the victims will be read aloud.


The ceremony will start with a moment of silence at 8.46am, to coincide with the moment the first plane hit the north tower.

After sunset, two beams of light will be projected into the sky to symbolise the two towers as part of the annual Tribute in Light.

US President Joe Biden will attend all three sites of attack; Ground Zero in Manhattan, the Pentagon in Virginia and Shanksville in Pennsylvania.

IMAGE – “UA Flight 175 hits WTC south tower” by Robert J. Fisch is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0


Teachers’ unions call for traditional State Exams to take place amid criticism over ‘unhelpful’ speculation about hybrid model

The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) and the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) have called for State Exams to take...

Confrontation and massive consequences amongst warnings from US ahead of talks with Russia over Ukraine

United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has warned Russia that "confrontation and massive consequences" await if it continues with its aggression...

Jeffrey Donaldson says DUP on same page as Liz Truss over Northern Ireland Protocol as the UK Foreign Secretary threatens triggering Article 16

Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Jeffrey Donaldson has claimed UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is on the same page in...

Mandatory vaccinations to be discussed by NPHET while legal and ethical paper is prepared by Department of Health

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) will be discussing mandatory vaccinations while the Department of Health prepares a legal and ethical...
overcast clouds
6.3 ° C
6.8 °
5.8 °
88 %
91 %
6 °
8 °
7 °
7 °
10 °