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Americans commemorate 9/11 after 15 years

Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

The day will be commemorated with special services at each of the places the four hijacked planes were crashed, with President Obama speaking at the ceremony at the Pentagon. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are expected to visit Ground Zero in Manhattan, where the family members of 9/11 victims will read aloud every name of those who died, pausing six times to mark the four plane crashes and the fall of the two World Trade Center towers.

The New York City service will be live streamed by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum beginning at 8:40 a.m. Eastern time; the Pentagon service may be viewed online via the Department of Defense beginning at 9:30 a.m.; and C-SPAN will air a service commemorating Flight 93, which passengers crashed in Pennsylvania to prevent a second strike in Washington, beginning at 9:35 a.m.