America is mourning. 10 years have passed since the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks. President Barack Obama along with the former president, George W. Bush, visited New York on Sunday. Almost 3,000 people died in the attacks that changed the United States, but also the world.
The first moment of silence was held at the time when the first hijacked plane hit the first of the twin towers. President Barack Obama, accompanied by his wife, Michelle, and former president George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, attended the ceremony.
After the speech of Barack Obama and George Bush, the family of the victims read the names of all the people who were killed in the September 11 2001 attacks.
The second moment of silence was held at the time when the second tower was hit.
A memorial was installed at Ground Zero containing the names of the September 11, 2001 victims. Starting with Monday the memorial can be visited but on Sunday access is only allowed to the families of the victims.
The ceremony took place, just like each year, at Ground Zero, in the presence of the victim’s families. This is the first ceremony that takes place after the death of Al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden.