NEW YORK- Americans will commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Sept.
11 attacks with solemn ceremonies and pledges to not forget the nearly
3,000 killed when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade
Center, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field.
anniversary on Wednesday may not capture the same attention as others,
such as two years ago, when the 10th anniversary was also the first
following the death of Osama bin Laden from a May 2011 raid by US forces
New York City, still scarred from the attacks that
brought down the Twin Towers, will repeat the ritual of reading of the
names of the 2,983 people who died at the World Trade Center, the
Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Nineteen hijackers also died in the attacks later claimed by bin Laden and al-Qaida, leading directly to the US war in Afghanistan and indirectly to the invasion of Iraq.