Once again the iconic "Tribute in Light" in New York City is shining brightly into the night sky and will continue to do so all-day.
On Monday morning, the normally noisy streets of lower Manhattan will be momentarily silent as part of the annual ceremony at Ground Zero marking the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
The Act created a new national park unit to commemorate the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who, on September 11, 2001, courageously gave their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack on our nation's capital.
Monday marks the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States carried out by 19 men who hijacked four airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. But can we say the same about what transpired 11 years later to the day in faraway Libya?
The memorial has come a long way since the days when Stonycreek Township Supervisors first provided a small piece of land for a makeshift, temporary Flight 93 memorial in 2001, Stonycreek Township Chairman Greg Walker said. The display consists of 88 7,000-watt lights that are set up on the roof of a parking garage near the Battery Park Tunnel - just blocks from where the World Trade Center's Twin Towers once stood.
Overall, more than 110,000 people donated about 46 million dollars for the park. For the same reason, it is a day they likely don't want to remember. It is believed the intended target of Flight 93 was either the White House or the Capitol Building.
Many people who were toddlers or young children at the time, are now young adults and can only access the story of 9/11 through the annals of history. Thirty-three passengers and seven crew members were killed.
At ground zero, relatives of the almost 3,000 people killed on 9/11 began the annual reading of the names of their loved ones.
The Department of Homeland Security was established in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001.
"I wish more than anything that I could have met you", Ruth Daly said after reading names in remembrance of her slain grandmother, Ruth Lapin.