NEW YORK (WKOW) -- Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks. It's a tragedy that changed the country.
It will be remembered more quietly, but no less passionately this year. Tuesday morning at Ground Zero, only those who lost loved ones will speak. They'll read the names of the almost 3,000 people who died.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will observe a moment of silence at the White House at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. President Obama will then attend an observance ceremony at the Pentagon. Obama will also visit with wounded soldiers and their families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney plans to address the National Guard Association Convention in Reno, Nevada. His campaign staff will be in at least six states to collect donations and organize a letter-writing campaign for U.S. troops overseas.
In Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Flight 93 went down. A memorial was set up for the 40 passengers and crew members who died. Lanterns have been placed along the memorial. Tuesday, they'll ring bells of remembrance at the memorial. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to speak Tuesday at the Flight 93 memorial.
First responders at the World Trade Center after the September 11th attacks will be able to get treatment for more than 50 types of cancer. Federal health officials announced that responders exposed to toxins will be covered under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Fifty-eight types of cancer have been added to the list.
WKOW will be live streaming the memorial ceremonies throughout Tuesday morning beginning at 7:30 a.m. on www.wkow.com/live.
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