Tomorrow marks the twelfth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people in the United States back in 2001. While the tragic events will be commemorated the world over tomorrow, New York City will perhaps be a particularly solemn and reflective place as the city remembers its fallen heroes and civilians. Here are ways New York City residents and tourists can memorialize lost loved ones.
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum, which has become a major tourist attraction, will operate under normal hours tomorrow, and downtown's streets are sure to be packed with those paying their respects. At the World Trade Center Site, the 12th annual September 11th ceremony will commence at 8:39 a.m. and will conclude at 12:30 p.m. It will include six pauses; one for each moment each tower was hit, one for each moment each tower fell, one for the moment that the Pentagon was hit, and one for the moment the flight crashed in Pennsylvania.
The historic day will close with the Tribute of Light, beginning at sundown and concluding at dawn. Taking place on West Street and Morris Street in lower Manhattan, the lights are dedicated to all those lost.