(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) Hundreds gathered near the World Trade Center on Wednesday for the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
The somber ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial plaza began with a chorus singing the "Star-Spangled Banner" followed by a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time that the first hijacked plane struck the North Tower.
The tearful crowd was filled with relatives of the nearly 3,000 people who perished when the Twin Towers collapsed. The victims’ names, along with the victims killed at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pa., were being read alphabetically by their family members.
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