On September 11th 2001, nineteen terrorists hijacked four planes crashing them into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Washington, and a field in Pennsylvania. In all 2,996 lives were lost and more than 6,000 more were injured.
It was at 9:03AM 15 years ago that a plane struck the south tower of the World Trade Center. This after the first plane struck the north tower at 8:46AM. Then at 9:37AM a plane struck the Pentagon. On this 15th anniversary the country stands still to remember those who lost their lives. In total 6 moments of silence will be observed.
The videos attached to this story show the moments at 9:03 and 9:37, showing images of the ceremony at the Pentagon, as well as what's happening at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids where the Boy Scouts of America are leading the Community Day of Remembrance. They will salute the flag from sunrise until sunset, with each group standing in salute for 3 minutes at a time. A bell will also toll to mark when the planes crashed.