Syracuse (WSYR-TV/ABC) – Across the country, Americans are marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
At Ground Zero in New York City, family members of those who died read their loved ones’ names – stopping for a moment of silence to mark the times the planes hit the World Trade Center towers.
In Washington, DC, the President and Vice President, along with their wives and White House staff, gathered on the South Lawn to observe a moment of silence.
While the nation remembers the events that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people, work continues at One World Trade Center, where the Freedom Tower now stands at 1,776 feet.
In Shanksville, Pa., relatives of Flight 93 victims attended a ground breaking for the visitor center that will open in 2015. The visitor center will connect to the existing memorial – a wall with the names of the 33 passengers and seven crew members who died there.
Locally, several communities commemorated the events of 9/11, including the city of Syracuse. Click here for a list of some of the events set for Central New York