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6 moments of silence to remember 9/11

NEW YORK — On the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, six moments of silence are part of the memorial ceremony.

The public is invited to observe any or all of them. Here is the list:

  • 8:46 a.m. eastern time: Hijackers crash Flight 11 into the north tower.
  • 9:03 a.m.: Hijackers crash United Airlines Flight 175 into the south tower.
  • 9:37 a.m.: Hijackers crash American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon.
  • 9:59 a.m.: The south tower collapses.
  • 10:03 a.m.: Passengers launch a counterattack on hijackers aboard United Airlines Flight 93. The hijackers crash the plane into an empty field near Shanksville, Pa.
  • 10:28 a.m.: The north tower collapses.

Click through the photo gallery above to read more about the significance of those tragic moments.