REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 11TH
It's a day of remembrance and reflection. Exactly 11 years ago, terrorists hit the U.S. using American planes as weapons. We all remember waking to the devastating images of the planes crashing into the World Trade Center and the twin towers collapsing. Today, we pause to remember all the victims of 9/11 and the heroes killed responding to the attacks. You can learn more about 9/11 victims with Hawaii ties on our website.
GROUND ZERO REMEMBRANCES
New York City marked the anniversary with several moments of silence and reading of names for each tragic event. The time the first plane hit. The time the second plane hit. The time Flight 77 struck the Pentagon. The moment the south tower fell. The moment Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The moment the north tower fell. Nearly three thousand people died at the World Trade Center.
PRESIDENT LAYS WREATH AT PENTAGON
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama laid a wreath at the Pentagon on a metal stand above a concrete slab that said "Sept. 11, 2001 - 937 am." A moment of silence began at precisely 9:37 a.m. President Obama will also visit Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN HONORS PENNSYLVANIA VICTIMS
Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks at the Flight 93 National Memorial Commemorative Service.
CONGRESSIONAL 9/11 OBSERVANCE
In about an hour, members of Congress will observe the September 11th anniversary with their own moment of silence. Teri Okita is there and will bring us a live report on Sunrise at 5:30.
LOCAL 9/11 REMEBRANCE CEREMONY
City leaders will honor police, fire and other first responders along with the Chamber of Commerce at Tamarind Park. The ceremony goes from 12:15 to 1pm.
PUNCHBOWL MEMORIAL FOR SAILOR KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN
A memorial service with full military honors will be held today for a sailor killed fighting the war on terror. Services start at 8:30 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific for Petty Officer 1st class Sean P. Carson. The 32 year old Navy sailor with Hawaii ties was killed last month in the crash of a Black hawk helicopter in Afghanistan. The service is open to the public.
HURRICANE INIKI: 20 YEARS LATER
It's also the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Iniki. Dan Cooke traveled to Kauai to look back at the damage, the recovery and why some areas have never been the same again. His special report is coming up at 6:10. We have a slideshow on HawaiiNewsNow.com.
Join Sunrise this morning as we mark two very different anniversaries.