The moving images of the tributes to the victims of 9/11

The moving images of the tributes to the victims of 9/11

On a journey marked by sadness, USA commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001.

That day, 20 years ago, four planes were hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon building in Washington, in coordinated attacks by the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda.

This Saturday, in several cities of the country, hundreds of people gathered to pay tribute to the 2,977 victims of the attacks.

The photos speak volumes of the collective mood.

In New York City, relatives of the victims of the two attacks on the Twin Towers gathered around the huge swimming pools of the National Monument to 9/11 where the names of those who perished that day are engraved.

In New York City, relatives of the victims of the two attacks on the Twin Towers gathered around the huge swimming pools of the National Monument to 9/11 where the names of those who perished that day are engraved.

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Visibly moved, some families displayed photos and other mementos of their loved ones. The groups included members of various generations.

This is the case of Julia Meléndez, with her were two granddaughters, Scarlet and Darlene, below in the photo, who carried the photo of her husband Antonio, who worked in the restaurant of the Twin Towers.

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US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden added a wreath to the Flight 93 National Monument in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the memory of 40 victims of United Airlines Flight 93, which on 9/11, was honored. crashed in a nearby rural area.

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At the Twin Towers memorial, the names of the victims include those who worked in the iconic buildings but also the police, firefighters who died in rescues, as well as the passengers and crew of the two planes that hit them.

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The names of all the victims of the Twin Towers were read by relatives, between messages and tears.

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All ceremonies included minutes of silence.

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The demonstrations of respect and affection included the firefighters for their fundamental role and sacrifice during the rescue and debris removal operations for a long period of time after the attacks.

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The bouquet of flowers in the following image highlighted the work of the black firefighters who lost their lives.

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At the Pentagon, relatives of the victims were also visibly shaken.

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Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton attended the commemoration at the World Trade Center in New York.

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