ABC News aired a Special Report Saturday morning to remember the nearly 3,000 people who died in terrorist attacks carried out by al Qaeda militant extremists in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.
On that fateful day 20 years ago, terrorists hijacked four planes. Two slammed into the World Trade Center, one crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania and the fourth crashed into the Pentagon.
The Special Report reflected on the past two decades since that tragic morning and featured a ceremony in Manhattan where the names of those who died were read by family members. It also included six pauses for moments of silence "commemorating the four four attacks and collapse of the two towers, and the ceremonies at the Pentagon, Shanksville and elsewhere," ABC News said.
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