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19 Years Later, These 19 Pictures From 9/11 Still Send Shivers To The Bone

19 Years Later, These 19 Pictures From 9/11 Still Send Shivers To The Bone

The images from that devastating event haunt us to this day, especially due to the unprecedented proportion of the terror attack.

A building stands in ruins at the World Trade Center after two hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers September 11, 2001 in New York. (Photo by Ron Agam/Getty Images)

Trigger Warning: This story contains graphic images of the 9/11 attack that readers may find disturbing

It is the 19th anniversary of the terror attack that still makes people reel in horror just recalling the devastating events of the day. Despite numerous changes the country has undergone, it still feels like we are living in the shadow of the era-defining terrorist assault on the United States. That's why for the past eighteen years thousands have been gathering at Ground Zero to remember the nearly 3000 victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. But due to the ongoing pandemic, no one apart from family members of the victims has been allowed to gather new the 9/11 Memorial plaza.

There won't be an in-person reading of the victims' names, reports New York Post. In light of the health crisis, the reading of the names of 2,983 people have already been pre-recorded by members of their family. It will be broadcasted throughout the plaza and residents can live-stream it online as well. "In accordance with city and state guidelines, those in attendance will be required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing on the eight-acre Memorial plaza," said the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. "Family members will be able to stand at their loved one’s name on the Memorial while hearing their name read aloud." Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen will be visiting Ground Zero today and taking part in the memorial. Joe Biden and his wife Jill will also attend the 9/11 Memorial and Museum’s commemoration ceremony



 

It's true that the terrorist attack changed the lives of many and scarred some forever. The images from that devastating event haunt us to this day, especially the fact that the terror attack was of unprecedented proportions. The first two attacks happened at 8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m. when two hijacked planes struck the North Tower and South Tower of the World Trade Centre. Next, the Pentagon was attacked at 9:37 a.m. that day and this was followed by the crash of hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville. 

Here are 19 images from September 11, 2001, that haunts us to this day:

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People run away as the second tower of World Trade Center crumbles down after a plane hit the building September 11, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images)

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People hang from the windows of the North Tower of the World Trade Center after a hijacked airliner hit the building September 11, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images)

 

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People walk away from the area where the World Trade Center buildings collapsed September 11, 2001 after two airplanes slammed into the twin towers in a suspected terrorist attack. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

 

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Smoke comes out from the west wing of the Pentagon building September 11, 2001 in Arlington, Va., after a plane crashed into the building and set off a huge explosion. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Policemen and firemen run away from the huge dust cloud caused as the World Trade Center's Tower One collapses after terrorists crashed two hijacked planes into the twin towers, September 11, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images)

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Mike Scott from the California Task Force-8 and his dog, Billy, search through rubble for victims of the September 11 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center September 21, 2001 New York City, NY. (Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA/Getty Images)

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A firefighter breaks down after the World Trade Center buildings collapsed September 11, 2001 after two hijacked airplanes slammed into the twin towers in a terrorist attack that killed some 3,000 people. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Smoke Pours From The World Trade Center After Being Hit By Two Planes September 11, 2001 In New York City. (Photo By Craig Allen/Getty Images)

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Rescue workers sift through the wreckage of the World Trade Center September 13, 2001 in New York City, two days after the twin towers were destroyed when two hit by two hijacked passenger jets. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

 

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Rescue workers sift through the wreckage of the World Trade Center September 13, 2001 in New York City, two days after two hijacked airplanes slammed into the twin towers, levelling them in an alleged terrorist attack. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

 

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Firefighter Tony James cries while attending the funeral service for New York Fire Department Chaplain Rev. Mychal Judge, in front of the St. Francis of Assisi Church September 15, 2001 in New York City. Judge died while giving the last rites to a fireman in the collapse of the World Trade Center. The World Trade Center was destroyed after both the landmark towers were struck by two hijacked planes in an alleged terrorist attack on September 11. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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People mourn the victims of the World Trade Center disaster outside a special memorial Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral September 16, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

 

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This is a view from the West Side Highway of the World Trade Center Ground Zero September 20, 2001 in New York City, after the deadly terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. (Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora via Getty Images)

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An unidentified New York City firefighter walks away from Ground Zero after the collapse of the Twin Towers September 11, 2001 in New York City. The World Trade Center's Twin Towers and the Pentagon were attacked by terrorists using commercial airliners as missiles. (Photo by Anthony Correia/Getty Images)

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A 200-foot gash exposes interior sections of the Pentagon following a suspected terrorist crash of a hijacked commercial airliner into the Pentagon September 11, 2001 in Arlington, VA. The attack came at approximately 9:40 a.m. as the plane, originating from Washington D.C.''s Dulles airport, was flown into the southern side of the building. (Photo by Bob Houlihan/U.S. Navy/Getty Images)

 

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Cars sits amid rubble at the World Trade Center after two hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers September 11, 2001 in New York. (Photo by Ron Agam/Getty Images)

 

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One of the World Trade Center's twin towers collapses after it was struck by a commerical airliner in a suspected terrorist attack September 11, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

 

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A New York City fireman calls for 10 more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center September 14, 2001 days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. (U.S. Navy Photo by Jim Watson/Getty Images)

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