NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the hijacked-plane attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

On Wednesday, relatives of some of the victims are expected to gather at ground zero in New York City to mark the 18th anniversary.

President Donald Trump is scheduled to join an observance at the Pentagon, where former President George W. Bush plans to attend an afternoon wreath-laying.

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to speak near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the crash site of Flight 93, where a symbolic “Tower of Voices” wind chime memorial was installed last year.

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In observance of the federally-recognized September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, known today as “9/11 Day,” we dedicate time to help others in the spirit of service, unity and peace, in tribute to the victims of 9/11 and terrorism worldwide, first responders, and the many who have risen in service to defend freedom.

Today, please do at least one good deed for someone else. For example: write a thank you note to a veteran or first responder, drop treats off at the police or fire station, visit a nursing home, or even just smile at a stranger.

Learn more at the 9/11 Day website.

Live from 18th Anniversary of 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony

We gather together on the 9/11 Memorial on the 18th anniversary of 9/11 for the annual commemoration ceremony. www.911memorial.org/anniversary

Posted by National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Wednesday, September 11, 2019