Updated 09/11/2012 10:30 AM
Nation marks 11th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
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Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the most deadly attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor.
Victim's families and others will gather at ground zero, the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania to honor the victims of the September 11 attacks.
Last year’s 10th anniversary marked the opening of the 9/11 memorial on the World Trade Center site with its twin reflecting pools. It also marked the opening of the World Trade Center site to the general public.
This year was supposed to mark the opening of the below ground museum, but that project has been held up by a funding dispute between the Port Authority, which owns the World Trade Center site and the 9/11 Memorial Foundation.
Monday night, however, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo announced a deal resolving the stalemate. The agreement gives the governors of New York and New Jersey more oversight of the memorial and more importantly, it will allow construction to move forward.
“We are going to complete the museum which will give us a chance to tell the story of what really happened there in a very moving and thoughtful way. The construction is going to start by the end of this month,” Bloomberg said.
In an effort to keep the ceremony free of politics, Tuesday’s ceremony will only feature family members reading the names of the victims of both 2001 and of 1993. There will also be six moments of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. Eastern, marking the time each plane hit the twin towers, the times the plane crashed into the Pentagon and in Shankville, Pa and the time each tower fell.
Tuesday night, the tribute in light will return to the skies over lower Manhattan and will be lit at sundown. The tribute will fade away a sunrise Wednesday morning.
President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama will be at attendance at the Pentagon ceremony.
Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak in Shanksville, Pa.