First on fox... it's been sixteen years since the terrorist attacks on september 11th 2001.
Family, friends and first responders attended memorials at each of the sites where hijackers crashed airplanes on that fateful day.
Fox news senior correspondent eric shawn has the story.
A national day of mourning as elected officials, first responders, and families of those lost in the terrorist attacks on september eleventh gathered to mourn those who were lost.
President trump observed a moment of silence at the white house.
Joined by first lady melania, later attending a wreath laying at the pentagon.
Trump says "the living breathing soul of america wept with grief for every life taken on that day.
We shed our tears in their memory, pledged our devotion in their honor and turned our sorrow into an unstoppable resolve to achieve justice in their name."
The annual reading of names taking place at the world trade center memorial.
Emotional family members approaching the podium to remember their loved ones.
A moment of silence is held 3 for each of the tragic events that occurred this day in two thousand one.
The time when the planes struck each tower, and again at the time each tower collapsed.
Two more held for the crashes at the pentagon and in shanksville, pennsylvania.
Vice president mike pence paying his respects at the shanksville ceremony commemorating the forty passengers and crew members of flight ninety-three.
A total of two thousand nine hundred and ninety six people were killed in the nine-eleven attacks, including the nineteen terrorist hijackers aboard the four airplanes the world trade center memorial re- opens after the ceremonies for those who wish to pay their respects on this day that we will never forget.
In new york at the world trade center memorial, i'm eric shawn, fox news.