Moments of silence mark 9/11 terrorist attacks

By By AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - Relatives of victims killed at the World Trade
Center are observing moments of silence to mark the seventh
anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The ceremony at ground zero included moments of silence at 8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m. - the times that two hijacked jets slammed into the twin towers. Two more moments of silence were to be held at the times the towers fell.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened the ceremony by telling the tearful audience: "Today marks the seventh anniversay of the day our world was broken."

Other ceremonies are being held throughout the day around the
country, including in Washington and in Pennsylvania. Barack Obama
and John McCain are due at ground zero to pay silent respects.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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