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[00:03.63]On the morning of September 11, 2001, terrorists connected to al-Qaida hijacked four passenger airplanes.
[00:16.83]They flew two of them into the World Trade Center, known as the “Twin Towers,” in New York City and another into the Pentagon building in Arlington, Virginia.
[00:34.39]The Pentagon is the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
[00:46.04]Just a few minutes later, passengers on the fourth airplane took control from hijackers and crashed their airplane into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
[01:01.32]The plane was thought to be heading for Washington.
[01:06.50]The attacks killed more than 3,000 people.
[01:10.84]On Monday morning, President Donald Trump led a moment of silence at the White House and spoke at a memorial service at the Pentagon.
[01:24.21]At the memorial service, Trump said “the terrorists who attacked us thought they could incite fear and weaken our spirit…But America cannot be weakened.”
[01:40.65]Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Shanksville in the state of Pennsylvania to attend a service there.
[01:50.58]During the day, Twitter users wrote about September 11 using the hashtags #NeverForget and #September11.
[02:01.25]“World Trade Center” was also a trending topic.
[02:06.31]Some people wrote about their own experiences that day.
[02:11.20]Others posted photos and videos of the memorials and memorial services.
[02:19.54]A New York City police officer rang a bell where the Twin Towers once stood at 10:28 a.m.
[02:30.26]That is the time when one of the towers fell 16 years ago.
[02:36.33]At the same time, sunlight brightened an atrium at the new World Trade Center.
[02:44.56]The building is designed to let a strip of light in at 10:28 a.m. each September 11.
[02:55.26]The feature is known as “The Oculus.”
[03:00.57]At the memorial, family members of the victims read their names out loud.
[03:07.58]Sara Clarke is a journalist in Washington, D.C. She posted a photo of the memorial in Shanksville.
[03:18.20]She was in Pennsylvania on September 11 last year.
[03:23.56]Recent U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all used Twitter to recognize the anniversary of the attacks.
[03:37.14]Bush called for remembering “lives stolen,” Clinton called the rescue workers who helped save many lives that day “heroic” and Obama wrote: “No act of terror will ever change who we are.”
[03:58.77]And that’s What’s Trending Today.
[04:01.91]I’m Dan Friedell.