US remembers 9/11 as pandemic changes tribute traditions

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign, drawing both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden to pay respects at the same memorial without crossing paths.

Comforting families, warning foes: Biden, Trump mark 9/11

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — One spent time quietly consoling families. The other proclaimed America’s might. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Friday at memorial services where their differences in style couldn’t have been more sharply on display. As Biden approached those who’d […]

In a year of restrictions, virus changes Sept. 11, too

NEW YORK (AP) — In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped countless American rituals, even the commemoration of 9/11 could not escape unchanged. The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks will be marked by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner near the World Trade Center, reflecting a divide […]

US remembers 9/11, with virus altering familiar tributes

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 on Friday as another national crisis, the coronavirus, reconfigured ceremonies and as a presidential campaign carved a path through the memorials. In New York, victims’ relatives gathered Friday morning for split-screen remembrances at the World Trade Center’s Sept. 11 memorial plaza and on a nearby corner, set up […]

The Latest: Relatives, Trump, Biden gather to mark 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks (all times local): 11:30 a.m. NEW YORK — Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said it’s “disgraceful” that the official 9/11 commemoration event features only prerecorded name readings. “If I were the mayor of this city you […]

Gulf Coast residents mark 15th anniversary of Katrina

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As people in western Louisiana continue to dig out from Hurricane Laura, residents of eastern Louisiana and Mississippi marked the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday. In New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and other officials held a ceremony at 8:29 a.m. — the moment the devastating stormmade landfall. Cantrell laid […]

Cuomo: Health workers to supervise annual 9/11 light tribute

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual light display honoring victims of 9/11 is back on, officials announced Saturday, saying New York health officials will supervise this year’s tribute to ensure workers’ safety amid concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. “This year it is especially important that we all appreciate and commemorate 9/11, the lives lost […]

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