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US marks 20 years since 9/11, in shadow of Afghan war’s end

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NEW YORK (AP) — The 9/11 anniversary commemoration at ground zero has begun with a tolling bell and a moment of silence, exactly 20 years after the start of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.

The milestone anniversary arrived Saturday under the pall of a pandemic and in the shadow of a frantic withdrawal from Afghanistan.

President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to all three sites of the 2001 attacks: New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Former President George W. Bush is due at the Pennsylvania memorial and successor Barack Obama at ground zero. Other observances are planned around the country.

Observances planned in the KWWL area can be found here. KWWL is streaming observances on the KWWL Facebook page.

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