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Officials To Mark 20th Anniversary of 9-11 Terrorist Attacks

The reflecting pool of the South Tower at the 9-11 Memorial

President Joe Biden will be among those in attendance for tomorrow’s ceremony in Lower Manhattan marking the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. The ceremony will largely be similar to the annual ceremonies in the past. That includes moments of silence, bell tolls and the names read of the nearly three thousand people killed in the attacks. President of the 9-11 Memorial and Museum Alice Greenwald points out that many of the name readers are people not alive on 9-11.

“Twenty years is the span of a generation and we are actually in a moment now where 9-11 is transitioning from memory to history.”

There will be musical performances as a special acknowledge that it’s been 20 years since the attacks.

A group of first responders has arrived in New York City by bike after a long journey to honor firefighters killed on 9-11. John Byrne is among 10 firefighters and military vets that left San Francisco August First, cycling through intense heat, storms and on rocky roads before arriving in New York on Thursday.

“What was amazing to me is that every small little town that we went through have these beautiful memorials dedicated to 911.”

The cross country bike ride is in honor of the 343 firefighters killed in the terrorist attacks and the first responders who worked around the clock in the recovery effort.