U.S. honors 9/11 victims 15 years after attacks

A man takes part in planting some of the 3,000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 attacks, at a park in WinnetkaBy Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) – Americans commemorated the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on Sunday with the recital of the names of the dead, tolling church bells and a tribute in lights at the site where New York City's massive twin towers collapsed. The names of the 2,983 victims were read slowly by relatives as classical music played during a ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial plaza in lower Manhattan with pauses for six moments of silence. Four of those mark the exact times four hijacked planes were crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon near Washington D.C., and a Pennsylvania field.

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