On September 11, 2013, family members, friends and loved ones of the victims from the devastating September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks gathered at New York's One World Trade Center for the annual reading of the names and memorial service. Today marks the 12th anniversary of the al-Qaeda attack that resulted in nearly 3,000 lives lost. You may watch the reading of the names streaming live from One World Trade Center here.
The reading of the September 11 victim' names (click here for a full list) is read in alphabetical order and includes those who lost their lives in the South and North towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, rescue workers and those who were on the four, hijacked planes. Family members read the names while holding photos of their loved ones while flowers, flags and other mementos bring remembrance to the names etched in the memorial stone.
While 12 years have passed since that fateful, tragic day, it is evident that the loss of loved ones has not become easier for those left behind.
After the reading of the names ceremony at One World Trade Center concludes, a video from the event will be added.