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Thousands Gather For Anniversary Of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Monday is the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, with commemoration ceremonies scheduled at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan, the Pentagon, and in the field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where a fourth hijacked airliner crashed into a field. Vice President Mike Pence is heading to Shanksville, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford will host a private ceremony at the Pentagon, President Trump plans to visit the Pentagon later in the day, and thousands are expected at the World Trade Center for the annual reading of the names of the dead. In all, nearly 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks, and hundreds of first responders have died since from illnesses related to the toxic rubble at Ground Zero.

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