9/11 Memorial and Museum remembers victims of terrorist attack 19 years ago, amid pandemic precautions

Sept. 11, 2020
The public will be allowed on the grounds from 3 p.m. until midnight; large gatherings will be discouraged, although there is an unofficial ceremony.

NEW YORK – In the days before the annual ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum that serves to remember those who were killed in the terror attacks 19 years ago, there is typically plenty of work that goes into setting up – but that setup looks a bit different this year. NBC News reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

11 Sept. 2020 -- While normal things like speakers will still be present for the reading of names, there will be no stages at the solemn occasion to remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks this year.

Instead, hand sanitizer stations installed by crews in masks will dot the grounds in Lower Manhattan – a reminder that the COVID pandemic changes even the most solemn of moments.

With no stage this year, family members have pre-recorded victims’ names, which will be streamed online Friday morning to help people remember. Victims’ families can still gather in person at the memorial and hear the names of their loved ones read aloud, as groups will be safely spread out on the plaza’s eight acres.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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